I have a 1973 Maverick. It's a 2-door with the 200 I6 motor and 3-speed column shift, non-AC. It has been in the family since 1975 and was my mother's first car at 16 as well as my first car at 16. It has not been driven since around 2001 and has been garage kept for the past 15 years. The motor is believed to have a cracked block. The gas tank is sludgy but I'm about to do the KBS or POR-15 tank kit on it. The floor has a rusted out area under the driver seat and under the pedals and the battery tray area (fender apron) is rusted out. I currently have the car almost fully dismantled and have been casually working my way through a restoration of it. All that being said, I have found another 73 Maverick about 100miles away for sale that is a factory 302 with the automatic transmission and factory A/C. The seller says that he believes it needs a new fuel pump and that it hasn't been driven in four years. He claims the transmission is fine but the A/C is not currently working. He thinks it may just need a compressor or something. The car appears to have some rust in the trunk lid and a bit in the floor. It has both seats, good dash and interior body panels, all the glass and trim appears to be in good shape as well as the bumpers and most of the rest of the body. My thought is that I could buy this car, take the 302 with all the correct factory original frame stands and engine mounts and crossmembers, take the C4 and the automatic steering column, and take the A/C and the A/C dash and install them all into my Maverick. I could keep all the glass as backups on hand in case I ever get a broken windshield or something. I suppose I'd need to take the radiator and fan shroud as well. I have not yet gone to see the car in person. I am planning to do that either this weekend or next weekend. What types of things do you think I should be looking for in particular? Is there a way to verify that the motor is not crap without being able to crank it up and run it? Is the A/C relatively easy or inexpensive to restore/repair? Would this task even be worth undertaking? What do you think this is a fair price for this car? He is asking $1300 for it and has offered to deliver it via his car trailer to my house for $200-300. That would cover his fuel costs for the ~200mi and the 4-5hrs of round trip it would cost him. U-Haul has quoted me around $300 to rent a truck and car dolly for a trip of that distance so I'd break about even there. So, should I go see it and possibly go for it or should I keep looking? I did look up the VIN on the car and it is apparently a Canadian built car that did come with a factory 302. I have no reason to suspect at this time that it is not an original motor. Any and all advice is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you!!