Price is outrageous on that service block.
I've got an NOS one with a good sonic check card that I paid $1200 for.
The pricing hasn't skewed that radically over the last 6 years that a .030
over block with a "small" crack should be that expensive.
The last cracked one that I had properly fixed brought $800......
B302 blocks ARE hard to find but damaged/worn they just don't trade
for big bucks.
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