Dont know if this is the right section, but here goes. Moderators move as needed. I am looking for a Chevy V-8 engine to use as a teaching tool for my stepson. We would put it on a stand, and take it apart, learn from it, and perhaps rebuild if rebuildable. I was looking at a 82 Malibu Classic with a 4.4 V-8. Doing a search, there was a couple of negative posts about this "orphan" engine, but not much. Anyone want to weigh in on this engine? Would it be worth getting, in hopes of rebuilding/boring to create a decent engine? What parts interchange with it from other Chevy engines? How would the auto trans from this car compare against a TH-350? Eventually may consider replacing a 350 V-8/TurboHydro-350, with the engine/trans combo from this car. Any ideas? I have a choice in getting this complete car, in decent shape, or a 305 Chevy V-8 engine only, for about the same money. What would be the better choice?