So, yesterday marked the day!! The new remanufactured engine is in the way. I ordered it from gearheadengines.com. Engine was in stock and will be in my driveway in 3 days (counting yesterday) not bad. The cost was about $2500 3 year unlimited mile warrantee. They cover shipping to you and for the core to go back ($510 core charge refunded when core returns)
Today I received a call from ATK, so I guess that is who remanufactured the engine. From what I've read ATK has a good reputation.
Now all the other parts will take a bit longer to receive. I should have everything by next Friday the 13. Hope that's not a bad omen. With a little luck all my parts will be here and the engine will be put in that very weekend. I will post more later!! Thanks for the help!
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