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Re: \'54 M-37
First of all, we haven't been driving it much, because it hasn't been running too well.
On one short outing, it started knocking pretty bad, so we got it home and parked it.
I finally got around to dropping the oil pan and as I was cleaning the sludge out of the pan I noticed some metal pieces.
At first I thought they were part of the pan, but the further down in the sludge I got, the more evident it was that they were part of something else.
It turns out that part of the piston skirt of the #6 piston had broken off, and the rod bearing of the same piston was gone.
We pulled that piston, asked around on some things, and figured we would just pull the engine and do it all at once.
This is where I am right now on it, but it will probably sit for a while before it gets pulled.
I'm going hunting this weekend, and wheeling the next, so you can see why it might be a while! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]