Buying used engine, what to check?
I'm from Europe and my friend is going to California to buy things for cars, one of those will be a Ford 289 engine for me.
We have already located the engine from a guy, that friend buys a lot, so usualy what he says is true.
The engine is complete and already out of the car. It was rebuild 5000 miles ago, then pulled out to replace it with newer engine with injection system.
It's a classic Ford 289 from Mustang 66 (it will go into my Mustang 65). What can my friend check to make sure that the engine is in great shape? He will check the commpression and overall for cracks or anything but what else?
I have already bought 351w engine some time ago that looked good but when we installed it and run it, it turned out the block was cracked inside and oil and water mixed. The other engine was shaking too much and we couldn't find the problem (crankshaft problem)...so i really want to be sure, that this one is good.