My sympathies... sounds like you're looking at a major rebuild. Since your
engine has been rebuilt at least once, you may not be able to reuse some
parts like your crank. You can only turn them down a few times if that. You
might consider dropping in a used engine. It would be a lot easier and
cheaper though not a long term solution as it might have to be rebuilt
shortly. Sounds more like 186K on that speedo
Subject: Update: Re: Bearing noise location?
Date: Friday,December 01,1995 9:16AM
Last night I dropped the pan.
And I found the source of the noise.
The crank is badly buggered at the #4 rod journal.
Oh sh*t! Oh sh*t! Oh sh*t!
And the rod bearings are already 20 over.
Perhaps this engine has more than the indicated 86K miles.
I haven't pulled the head and pistons but I have a feeling the #4
cylinder may be damaged too.
I'm looking at some major work here.
What's my next step? Pull it out and see if the crank can be reground?
Or what? I didn't sleep very well last night.
Kevin Sullivan -- 1960 MGA
Nichols Research Corp.
Shalimar FL USA