I'm out in Sunny California, not too far from Riverside, I'm going to take a
look at the bearings tomorrow, as from reading everyone's e-mails this seems to
be the main consensus, the engine runs great while idling, two garages, one MG
one want between $1500 and $2500 to rebuild the thing, so I've decided to give
it a go myself.
As I said, I'm going to remove the sump and check the bearings tomorrow, and
replace them and then go from there.
Thanks for everyone's input, I look forward to e-mailing with everyone, it's
great to know, I'm not alone, and there are so many helpful owners out there.