You could always try to buy a salvage Qv. Maybe save on a serious wrecked one wit a decent engine left. Still a gamble. I’ve seen full QV engines run $30k up to $43k. Dealer is high end. At that point you can get a used lemon one and save the headaches. But I agree someone has to work on it somewhere and you should be under $15k if you find right person.Does anyone build these motors btw?
Ive blown up some motors in my day but you can get out the door under $10k for a domestic or Japanese short block with forged pistons and rods. I would think it shouldn’t be any more complicated for an Alfa other than finding someone to work on it.
Sure as hell ain’t paying the dealer for a complete new long block.