Ya, it won't take very long to at least go that far.
Thanks for giving us hope Bill.
I hate to give up so soon.
No disrespect intended to you JR. You may well be right, you have direct experience and all the indicators point to a rod bearing. Sure sounds like it to me also.
I also hate to waste time on it if it'* trashed a piston & rod.
I really don't know what to do now. In the beginning I know I said I was going to wash my hands and this car was going to be Victors and anything that happened to it was all his to sort out but this does not seem to be his fault.
Option 1 - proceed on blind faith and change out the SC coupler, clean the carb and replace seals.
If it still has the noise. It'* definitely a rod bearing and the engine is junk. :(
Option 2 - accept the motor is junk and pull it and rebuild it. Huge cost and time investment.....and I'm leaving soon for 2 months away from home :(
Option 3 - right it off as an entire loss and get scrap value for the car. :(
Option 4 - Buy a bottle of Patron and drink it all.