So correct if im wrong but this is what i understand about swapping a motor in a different car.
-If the motor swapped into a new car does NOT have the papers, it is still considered part of the old car, and if the old car gets stolen that motor (which is still attached to the old car) the will be considered stolen. Than the new car the motor is in can be taken by authorities for being stolen.
-Engine bought from legit dealers (ex. HMO, Tigerjapanese, junkyards) Should be restamped or come with the proper papers of owenership ?
- What you cant prove is NOT stolen will be considered stolen by authorities. ex) JDM motors and trannys without serials. So even though you cant track them because they are JDM is it possible to still be stolen goods since you dont have the proper papers ? Or how do you get around this technicality ?
- A bill of sale is NOT considered papers ? It is merely a document stating a transaction, not really releasing guilt of possessing a stolen motor. Correct me if im wrong on this one.
- Even though a motor MAY pass VIN inspection upon registering, that does not really count as papers am I correct ? Because the motor may not be dirty at the time of registering but since it was never officially detached from the old car it is still at risk.
This is what i understand so far about the whole swap thing, please correct if im wrong or if im missing something. Im trying to understand to the whole thing so I cant get bent over in anyway.