Thanks for the pictures guys.
My reference to a low cost of getting it ont he road is based in doing the work myself, I couldn't/wouldn't do it for a customer any less than what is being surmisses above.
I did a 350 not to long ago for my son's truck. I used a 93 roller block, speed pro forged, comp cam, tru-roller and a steel crank, had the rods shot peens & the beams polished. I had an engine reasonable local engine builder with a great history assemble the short block because they gave me a 3 year warranty, I did the head work on a working set of 492s and ran the 69-70 factory aluminum intake. The short block was $1605 with tax, I had about $600 in the heads and only $75 (yes, I stole it from one of my Mopar buddys), so well less than $2500. This 302 ASSUMING the block, crank, rods, heads and intake are good would cost me less to build. That is recent real world history.
I am not convinced you would have to build the tranny and rear end in this thing for casual use but if I did as mentioned above the small parts kit is probably the only thing needed. I last year I built a NP435 for my son's CJ (yeah, he has some toys too), the small parts kit was $290, low gear was $65, reverse and idler $35 each, and an adaptor output and collar from Novak was $500, less than a grand. I have a guy that builds custom cllutch assembles for my for $200. Again, recent real world history, surely a Muncie would be cheaper. All the bearings for the rear end would run about $250 or so, the gear is probably reuseable but if not $250 for a pro-gear, the carrier rebuild kit is probalby less than $200 if needed and I cant image but if it needed axles, strange axles are $300 or so and factory ones are out there. A good exhaust system, although not original will be welll less than $500, brakes unless I miss my guess would run less than $500. Tires $500.
All the prices are based on doing it myself
So what's the total? $6200 +/- on the high end AND yes you always go over budget.
All just speculation since I aint buying it and the entry price from the bids, shill or otherwise is too high in my view.