A complete 8BA, carb to pan, turns free. A59AB that is frozen and is just a short block. Lots of spare parts as well, they are in the back of my buddy's truck on the way from Louisiana. I know there is a ton of info here on these engines, and plan to do a bunch of reading on the subject. But I want to play with them tonight! (I'm impatient!). In the mean time, should I pull the heads on the 8BA and look for cracks around the valves, or just spray some oil in the spark plug holes, put in some new plugs, and try to fire her up?