Finally I was able to do some real teardown on the motor....I don't know if it could have been worse, but we will let the pics speak for themselves....
Overall, the damage was contained to number 3, and was very minimal...minimal enough to not worry too much about totally tearing the motor down. Just going to put new bearings in it, button it up, and drive until I have another motor built up...also keep in mind, I'm on a very tight budget (which I think is all of us anyway!).
Also, before I start my ordering, does this balancer look ok, since this clearly was NOT the cause of my rattles?
Welcome, downwardly mobile yuppies, to the dawn of the Age of Nefarious.
1993 SSEi - FrankenJinx - dead and gone.
1994 SSE (136K strong) - 180* t-stat,HD alternator, most unequipped SSE on the club, XM radio, Kenwood CD/MP3.
2006 Chevy Malibu Maxx LTZ - Custom 2.25" manifold-back exhaust w/FM-80. Probably the only Maxx with this system.