Originally Posted by limeymike
There is a guy asking $4800 for an R80 motor on ebay, I'd jump right on that deal!
R80's are rarely totaled because of engine problems unless the case is cracked. Maybe the tranny locked up?
Unless the amount you've quoted is in $HK, that's an insane
price for any used powerplant.
As already mentioned, with a bit of searching, one can do a lot better for far less.
PS- the OP clearly stated that pulling in the clutch got the rear wheel rolling again, so whatever the problem is, it's upstream of the clutch and gearbox...