Thanks for the info. The motor is completely disassembled but has not been cleaned in any way. Sand is still sitting in the head, etc. Car has full coverage on a collector car policy with agreed value. Car was finished before kirbans and i was getting documentation together to have an appraisal done to up the agreed value on it.My girlfriend is an investigator for an insurance company.
I ran this by her.
She says if you have fire and theft insurance minimum (comprehensive) that it is covered.
They will have to check the motor for any other damage to clear you. An autopsy per say.
As long as it doesn’t show damage that was caused by something other than the sand your claim should be good.
She says to tell the shop to NOT do anything else to the motor until the appraiser can come look at it.
It will be treated as a vandalism.