hmm, good point - I'll have to ask what he did for heat management... almost always I install extra radiator fans (be in motorcycle or car) and a manual flip switch. He took care to switch out plugs and clean up the top end (external or internal is unknown) so here's to hoping.
If he has some extra cooling for while he has been driving I'd say it's a good deal, otherwise i feel it's a toss-up (but tbh 1k miles isn't going to bother the engine one bit if it's heat soaked, I've seen a few sub's and the layout seems very spacious in regards to tubing and heat, and the first thing I do it test gaskets on an engine worked vehicle)...time to send some oil in for a test.
While I'm at it, what's a new clutch (no basket) and springs going to run me on average?
Edit: as for a hood, I can always just grab a cheap faux-scoop, cut open the hood and weld it on :-P