First, I want to publicly thank Big_B for helping me by going out to check out a truck down in NC. I didn't buy that one, because the owner took too long to get the VIN for me. I wound up buying one that was closer, less expensive, and set up more or less the way I wanted (found it after Big_B did his thing). I went down to pick up what was supposed to be my new ride on Saturday. Drove it, checked it out as best I could, everything seemed in order. Paid the guy, started home with my wife following, and twenty miles into the trip (maybe less), it threw a rod. Had it towed off the highway, called the guy back, and he refused at first to do anything. Later he offered a few hundred for a replacement motor. One of the main selling points was that this rig already had a new motor. However, due to the distance from my home, it would have been more or less impossible for me to get another motor swapped in over the phone, and who knows what else was just waiting to go. To cut losses, we basically abandoned the truck at the tow garage and ate the money we paid for it. I accepted the guy's offer for the few hundred, so I'll get some of my money back, but I am still out nearly two grand. PM me if you want the rest of the truck, which seemed to be in good shape (body is rust-free, and there are other new parts, plus it has 15x10 turbine-style aluminum wheels which are hard to find), and I will tell you the name and location of the garage. If you are quick, they may not have had it carted off, and if they have you may at least get them to tell you where it went. I expect you could get a decent deal on it. The upshot of all this is that having been burned this way, there is no way we can afford another truck, and my wife is convinced that old trucks aren't worth the effort. I don't like the newer blazers myself, so until I can afford a '90s GM truck, or maybe a late-90's dodge, I am out of the truck business. I will probably keep reading stuff here for a while, but I expect I will eventually drift away. I have enjoyed hanging out with you all, and have gained a tremendous amount of technical info, most of which will now never be put to use.