I also have a 4AGE (in a car) which I am parting out. I will be getting rid of the parts car in a few weeks, and it will go to a junkyard it noone else wants it. If anyone does want it then if you can figure out a way to tow it to your place, it's yours. It has no suspension, so it cannot roll, it needs to be lifted/dragged onto a flatbed truck/trailer.
I would have no idea on the celica. I know the crank is good, rods should be perfect etc... She was a running motor before the teardown, the timing cog for the timing belt had tons of play in it and destroyed itself.
Do you still have your car? I would be interested in that engine. I know it had compression problems, but what I really need is a block. If you still have the car I may be interested in some other parts as well. Shoot me an e-mail if you want to get rid of some stuff.
I may be interested in going to Coolidge if that short block is still available.
Yes, Shaun I still have the engine. I am trying to get rid of the car within a few weeks. I will be keeping the tranny so with that out it might be easier to pull the engine out, but I don't really want to pull it out myself.
If you have a place to store it and want to keep it as a parts car for yourself, you can take the car for free as long as you can figure out a way to tow it, since it has no suspension and can't have wheels put on to it.
I'd really like to take a look at the car. Are you going to be at the Pavillions tonight, 2/11? If we could arrange a time for me to check it out, maybe Sunday sometime or something, at the Pavs, that would be cool.