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To put on a new head, or not?

I have an interesting question. I have priced a repair of just the corrosion on the head that I have and a decking for $300. That is the best that I can find.

I have also priced a rebuilt head for $450 with all of the work done and a 2 year warranty. $200 core or exchange.

My engine currently has 120k on it, and somebody I know who is experienced in rebuilding domestic automobiles suggested that if I put a rebuilt head on without putting in new rings I could get oil blowing by into the comb. chamber, and resultant smoking.

What do you guys think? Anybody with a better price/other suggestions?
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