So diagnosis is my 91 164 that I bought not too long ago dropped a valve. No idea how bad yet, I instructed the mechanics to pull the heads. I'm pretty much convinced there is no 'good' outcome. thoughts?
Certainly possible to find a good engine in the $500 range. Sometimes you have to be patient, though. No affiliation, but here's a current CL post. Previously listed for $600, with a "need it gone" clarification:The scope showed the cylinder is pretty much buggered with a dropped valve stuck in its side. However, this went from a "how do I salvage out the car" to a hopeful thread. Already have the agreement of the shop to salvage all the bits worth saving off the existing block (including my new A/C system.) Is it really possible to source a good used engine for around 500? Any recommendations who to stay away from, who is a good source, etc? I -really- don't want to walk away from this one, too nice of a car in my mind (really.)
I'm in South Eastern Idaho by the way. Wanted to say thank you by the way, this forum's been a trove of good information and patience for an Alfa Newbie like myself.
I'd probably steer clear of that one too if he's only had it a short while and is dumping it. Plus no records? Ehhh.... No so much.the different times I've had cars shipped here were usually a pain, any suggestions for a good company to try? Heard back from the Seattle owner, car has 170k miles on it, no records/history and he had it for 8-9 months. I'm hesitant on that one.
170k on these engines is a lot. Especially with no service records.Go for the one from pinino. Has 89k well serviced miles, $500 FOB. So it has to be shipped from NY? Won't cost that much for what sounds like a sweet engine.