I freight company delivered the engine today. Tomorrow I will put the engine on my cherry picker or engine stand to do a visual and check out the engine cosmetically. so far it seems like the engine was man handled while disassembling or was beat up during shipment. the pallet that the engine was completely broken (the company didn't strapped down the engine) and almost every other plastic components on the engine is broken (water pump, valve cover, etc). the good news is that I am planning to replace all of those items anyway so it really doesn't matter but it still upset me a little that people could be so careless with other people property. oh yeah, there was oil stain all over the plastic wrapping so I hope the engine pan isn't broken.
i will post pictures tomorrow.