Looks like an Engine rebuild, but where do i get parts?
Its been a while since I've been on, but here'* a short history. last year my bonny spun a bearing and ruined the journals a bit. I took the crank and rods to the local machine shop and the guy said he could turn the crank, but just barely. he was running the risk of grinding too much off for the oversized bearings. he also put the crank on his dial guages and showed me how the entire crank was slightly torqued. Now Im not an engineer, but the guages dont lie. He explained that putting this torqued Crank back in the car was not the advisable thing to do, but he really didn't know what the consequences would be. So I paid the $80 for the crank to be turned and put her back together.
She ran nice fro about 10k miles but the knock came back, and has progressively gotten worse. however, the knock is different this time. It only occurs whil in idle or at stop signs. As soon as I speed up, or put the car in Neutral (at the McD drivethrough so they can hear me ) the knock will go away, mostly. The car seems to have power just fine and the pressure gage is showing good pressure. This all seems odd to me, especially since the last time the bearing went, the knock never went away no matter what RPM i was at.
I assume its still the crank and rods, and if it is, can anyone suggest a good place to buy replacement parts? My internet search has proven fruitless thus far, and I'd hate to pay the price of special ordering it from somewhere. Thanks!!
1995 Bonneville SSE No SC