haha well the rest of the rig is pretty decent, no major rust, recent paint job. It's definitely not immaculate, but it's my baby. Is there a site for cheap engines? i found a korean manufacturer a few months ago with a new 2f for $1800, but I can't find it again. What are the pro's and con's of an 80?
Seriously, a good used engine ("long block") should be under $1500, but it's a ball-buster to change.