After sending and email to Craddocks on Monday they sent me the recon cost sheet. Funny the recon + the head amounted to the same $ that I already sent them. I declined the offer on Tuesday. I asked for my $ back, it came this morning thru Paypal.
On Monday I took my old head to the local welding guru and he's going to grind out the cracks and reweld it for around $40. Then I'll take it to the machine shop for new seats and stuff.
I contacted Departing90 and his lead turned into a dead end unless one wants a complete 200 located in Southern Cal.
I also contacted Julian at Global Land Rovers. We talked yesterday and he has a head which will be reconned in the UK in 2 weeks.
So it looks like I will have 2 heads for about the same as the cost of 1 from Craddocks.
Now which one will be done first...................or before it rains.