So, just a short block sitting in the vette now and DAMN! The cam was sitting forward about an inch and the lifters were all worn down as well as the cam, no thrust bearing anywhere in sight! The timing chain was stretched to hell and the cam was barely held in place, with all three cam bolts half out!!!!!!!!! Who in the hell put this thing together, a monkey? Serious the cam bearings are worn to all hell and one of the heads is obviously cracked and I'm seriously looking at a new engine alltogether! The pistons have carbon all over them as well as rust and who knows what the lower portion of the engine looks like?!! How much for testing the engine for wear on the crank, main bearings, and inspection of the existing block? Would I be better just getting a new engine or testing to see the current block and then machining it and all? Do I get a new long block or do I machine the old one and freshen it up? What's the price difference between the two?