I'd love to save and restore the poly, it's just a question of how much is salvageable. From what I understand, the poly peaks in it's torque curve sooner than any other comparable engine, more like a diesel. That means you can get a lot of power to the wheels without having to rev the engine or downshift.
I'm going to start to pull it apart next weekend if nothing else comes up. After I get it apart there is a local machine shop in Raleigh that has done the poly before. The valve grinding is the odd part, because the intake and exhaust valves are at different angles. I'll see what they have to say about the crank.
The problem with my car is in the lower block, when I bought the car it would loose oil pressure after running for 10 mins. No telling how torn up the lower block and crank are. The car shows 88K, I'm guessing from what I know about the car it probably has 188K on the factory engine, which has had a valve job once already.