Don't we all hate to thread down that road...looking for a FD
I got quoted $1.3k for a new FD and $550 used.
I figure if you can get a used FD for 30 to 40% of the new price, it's a good deal.
Noting Steve's point, I wonder if it is any good cleaning/soaking a used FD before installation.
Sorry about the bad news, Cap.But I think I will be joining you down this well throdden path...