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That's tough, sorry to hear that..
Pacific Motors and others often have them for $5-10k depending on miles and if it's an "S" engine.
Physically there isn't much of a difference between the base and the S models. Cams, fuel injectors and ecu for sure. Probably other items as well but those I know for sure.
Do you have any history on the car? Maybe drain the oil and inspect for metal bits visually or with a magnet? You could pull the plugs and check the cylinders with a cheap bore scope too. Just some quick thoughts. Good luck!
I see you're in AZ! Same! Do you service your car at the dealer or do you go to an indy? If so, who do you go to?
I removed the spark plugs and oil filter, I will upload pictures in my next reply.
I can't get enough room without removing the intake tubing to get a socket on the crank pulley but I removed the belts to see if any other component along the belt was seized and everything spins freely. I once has a compressor seized that wouldnt allow the engine to turn on a Jag so I figured might as well make sure none of the accessories are seized.
The crank still seems to be seized but I can't properly get a socket/ratchet in there so I will have to try removing some of the tubing.
Also, I may drain the oil from below and inspect for metal shavings. I may put some Marvel Myster oil in the spark plug holes and allow it to soak and perhaps free the pistons? if they are stuck?