Steve: the only way I can get a second opinion is to get the car towed out of there and find someone else in the next day or two that can do the work.
The Gods truth is that I have checked out everyone in my area and sad to say all are not the best.
A guy in Fairfax, Va Don Pool is supposedly OK but who knows! As previously stated I'm a bit screwed!
One other question for the Board regarding valve seals?
Are they different sizes for exhaust and intake valves?