No need to pull the head ,,a compression check will tell you all you need to know ,,only a complete tear down
wiil show if the engine is good!! ... If sitting for over 2 years spray some lube in the cylinders ,use a can that has a fog spray
first turn engine over a with breaker bar !! THEN, using a battery & turning the engine over without it cranking will be sufficient ..doing this will show the engine is better than 90% of the engines from a junk/salvage yard..its a big plus if the engine is clean & the buyer does not have to pull the engine
& he can watch & listen to it turn over don,t know whats wrong with my new girlfriend ,at least I do not have an engine in the living room..
[This message has been edited by uhlanstan (edited 01-01-2014).]