Thanks for all the replies. I'm able to replace the head gaskets myself, but I don't want to do that and have my bearings go out next.
I didn't run the engine hot, but the gasket surely went out for a reason.
The oil is dark, and a little thicker than it should be. I use Mobil One and I'm not sure how it reacts with coolant, but I think I have more than oil here.
I don't really have the expertise to evaluate the engine if I pull it apart to decide what I need to replace, or service.
I appreciate your thought regarding the short block KW, but then I'd still have an engine that I'd either have to repair or give away. Plus I'd still have to determine if my heads and stuff were ok.
Anyway, I called Karl Ellwein today and we're going to get moving on ERE41!
Pulling the engine will be a new one to me, but at least I know Karl will get it right.
I think I might want to upgrade the heads while I'm at it. I'm going to post a WTB on that one, but if anyone has anything interesting please let me know.
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