Gents/Ladies, Hello from St. Louis, Trey here. I have a long story, not the one I thought I'd be sharing, so I will cut to the chase. I flew to Cali and picked up a '65 Belvedere (will post pics when resolved, I promise), drove home on a four day trip. Had some engine issues and when investigating found out the advertised, "... .040 10-2-1 Comp, Runs great on pump gas. Mopar 400 stroked to 451..." is a veteran 383 with scar tissue. A conversation with the seller didn't get me much traction, as he balked when I told him a stroker will run $6-8K, but then asked me what I wanted- confusing I know. My hopes were to tell of epic adventures of travel, in the best car I've ever owned. Sorry to lay this one out there, just need sound advice. I fear any number I throw out will be rejected, since he talked in circles, and that I bought "as is". He has deep, deep pockets and mine are depleted buying what I thought was a "..runs perfect 100%". Just seems so fraudulent. How would one handle this?