I DID, in fact, contact Ted, the OP. I told him I want it and if it's still around at this time next week, it's found a home. I ALSO reached out to Brother Bryan for some 500 CID info and BRYAN SAID : "Dude. Putting that in your truck ain't no challenge, we're going to need a Chevette." I said "Corvette?" He laughed and says "you wish!" ...not sure what's next. time passes Bryan says bottom end trouble and I argue it spins freely - he says the head gaskets are fine, it'll be the mains. Okay. That's fine. I have a machinist dude but what I don't have is a $300 Cadillac 500 with a turbo 400 on the back...need to fix THAT PROBLEM first!