No wonder your handle is "cardiacpaul". You might want to calm down, take a tranqualizer or go sailing a bit before the big one hits you. Also, as I was seeking advice on a decision of whether to have the engine rebuilt or replaced, your insulting critique of my attempts at repairing the engine is irrelevant.
You make an unwarranted assumption that I have a "desire to work on my own stuff".
Nothing could be further from the truth. My only desire is to sail. But since I have not become wealthy in my lifetime, I'm forced to attempt to do my own work. Unfortunately, I was not born with your innate knowledge of internal combustion engines.
Last edited by chtaylor; 01-04-2009 at 04:20 PM.