I got a call from a friend the other day he was frantically asking me if I received a text from him. I said no so I looked and he (being strictly a mustang restorer) said I don't know what it is, but I figured you would like it. I said where is that?!! He said what is it? I said the motor for my hot rod. He said I tought you were putting a 429 in it. I said not any more. Then I explained to him that its a Mercury flathead and asked how old is that pic he said closing time at the yard so I rolled up there the next morning at 6 30 waited in the rain grabed a hoist and went for it. While pulling it, who appeared to be a foreman of the yard walked up and was scooping it out I tried talking to him, at first I figured he didn't speak English. Then I realized the dude was a vulture he lurked around every so often not saying anything just staring at it. On the way out everyone was interested in what it was, or knew what it was and said what a find. when I got up front they said 5 hundred bucks, I said its 1/2 off its raining, they said I think your thinking of ecology our main competitor this is pic a part we don't do that. My heart fell to the ground the other workers along with other customers were all checking out my motor I knew if I left it would be gone. I said why so much they said warranty's I said don't need them, they said trans and core. It being a 60s Ford 4 speed and me having three at the house, I went up and took it off right there. I then preceded to convence the counter guy that the bellhousing and hogs head were part of the motor and that's why they matched the motor paint and not the trans he actually went with it but still charged me for clutch and pressure plate in the end I paid 220.