I picked up the block from my machinist this week. I had it tanked, (degreased) magged, pressure checked, and cam bearings and plugs removed. No issues whatsoever. I didn't "tumble" clean it because nobody around here can do it, and most people hate trying to remove all the media from the block.
The block is currently @ +.030" and will need bored. No rust or pits in cylinders, just worn. Never decked, has original pad #'s. It is missing a few main cap bolts, but I may have some replacements.
This is a very solid foundation.
Most 962's on Ebay are max bored or sleeved and decked. (and they still want $3,500 - $6,500!!)
I believe that the first 7 months of production of the 961 and 962 castings had the reinforcement ribs front and rear, as does this block. (A desirable visual identifier for Z-16's, '65 Vettes and others)
You just don't find these in this good of condition anymore. My asking price is firm, and would ship from Mishawaka, In. 46545. It will be wrapped and strapped to a pallet. Fastenal is great to work with, but I can deliver to a shipper you work with.
$2,250.00 & you cover shipping costs.
I don't charge to pallet and deliver to a terminal. I'm happy to answer any questions.