My replacement rebuilt motor had a crack between #2 and 3 that I could not fix it.
After a lot of discussion, guidance, etc. on this forum, I contacted the guy that sold it to me and he quickly offered to do an exchange.
We did that today and I have already started to install the new one.
For those who know who he is, I need to report that he was a gentleman about the whole problem and went out of his way to make sure everything was OK.
For those who don't know who he is, there are many Model T people have a high level of ethics that don't exist in the general population.
I believe that as a "general rule" I can trust the regulars on this forum.
Although this experience was a pain, I must admit that I learned a lot more about my T and it gave me an opportunity to work closely with my son.
I need to remind myself to look at the silver lining.
Fred, good luck with this new motor, its sounds like you have the right attitude...I could use some of that right now
Hats off to the man who stood behind his work. Sorry you had to pull your engine back out, but sometimes things go that way. All model T blocks I work on are pressure tested to 40 psi. Many fail, some I can repair. I hope your son treasures his time with you like I do with my dad.