My shipment arrived noticeablylater than anticipated, but since I was not in a hurry, it actually did not matter too much. Living in AK provides some opportunity to get things wrong, and I suspect the someone assumed that the shipping had not been completely prepaid (it actually had been). In any event, a few phone calls and e-mails cleared it up, and I now have my little V-6 in hand. It arrived exactly as advertised, and in great shape.
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