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 Posted: 09-15-2015 04:46 pm
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Thanks for the info. Brett, there is nothing wrong with my current engine other than that it is going to turn the odometer over in the next few weeks and I think it may be time for a rebuild. My thinking is that if I am going to do a rebuild, I would rather do it on the original "numbers matching" engine. So, the plan would be to (assuming the new engine can be made to run fairly easily) swap the new engine in and then rebuild the original engine at my leisure for reinstallation later. Though, I went through the service manual last night and the rebuild doesn't look as complicated as I expected, so maybe I am worrying about nothing and can easily get it done this winter. I just don't want to be caught without a running engine next spring, so this was a backup plan.

Joe was very clear that the GT engine is "as is". It came from a car with 45,000 miles on it, he has never run it, but it is complete, spins freely, and has plenty of compression according to him.