I have been looking for a recently rebuilt / good running one on craigslist for the last month or so. I did find one running in the jeep still with videos posted on youtube but shipping was way to high. Priced it out several places. I have been screwed on a good running 360 already that turned out to have a cracked block. After the last 360 I am not going to think about installing something I can see run first.
I am planning on having this thing forever and to rebuilt it is only around $1500 more than to stick a used one in. My 258 is ticking and the rings are going. Just dont want to have to worry about the engine again. With a used 360 I could be right back in the same boat 6 months from now.
Just going to save and see what happens...
I can appreciate your apprehension. Going through all that work of installing a used engine, only to find out it wasn't as advertised, is VERY depressing!
Hey...it's only money. You can always earn more...
'79 CJ5, AMC 360, t-18/d20 twin stick, dana 30/amc20(Mosers), Edelbrock Performer intake, Holley 600, ps/pb, DUI HEI, 'glass tub/1pc. tilt nose, 33x12.50 BFG AT's.
There's a fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".