I have a 71 nova that has a lq4 built forged 408. 799 heads. 4l80
I bought the short block from Atk engines in Texas at the end of feb. after receiving shipment I was in the middle of moving so long story short I never even opened the crate till the end of July. Assembled the engine with all new parts. Broke in per atk procedure. Dropped the oil at 500 miles and it's full of copper. Pulled the engine and all the rod bearings are wasted. But because I'm beyond the 90 days from shipment I'm told I'm shit out of luck...wtf should I just cut my losses and find a local machine shop to build the shortblock right. Or continue to play the games that Atk are playing