Holy, thats some nasty!!!
Not one rod, but 2 rods? man, thats something!!
Was the car making any metallic banging or rapping noises before the engine let loose?
My oil pressure was indeed low, and was kinda making me a bit nervous before the engine blew on my LeSabre.
Yeah, I remember that very day, time, and place it blew, and it upset me greatly. The engine was just in pain, just low on power, and when I was going up an incline, I had to give it some throttle to down shift, and when it did, it just died with a clank!
I remember getting the car back, after being away from it for so long. I was just happy to see it again. It was at the school, and we pulled the engine. We took the timing cover off, and found the camshaft timing gear bolt had sheared off, like it snapped! Holy! Well, pulled the heads off, the shop teacher pushed the pistons with a hammer. One went right in with a clunk, and he said, ok, that isn't normal. Took the pan off, and found a picture exactly like yours open source guy. Bearing shot, rod in pieces, damaged the crank and block, toasting the engine.
OSG, find yourself a series 2 3800, and tranny. Stick em in, 200 HP at the wheels!!