Well, talked to my friend and got the number of his friend. Hopefully I'll be able to get in touch with the owner and go check it out for compression, condition, etc. Not too sure how interested I am in this motor unless the price was really good whatever that means. Everything I keep hearing though is that it's a RACE motor so he might value it pretty highly. I'm more interested in just seeing what it is and it's condition and maybe talk to the owner about any other motors he has, etc. Turns out he used to own a marina so he may have something of interest.
The saga continues. No matter this has been an interesting thread and I've learned quite a bit.