Hi, new to the board so I thought I start things out with a wild question. Just got an ‘86 Hard Top that has been rode hard and put away wet too many times. Towed it home and got the engine to start but sounded like a 50 caliber. Pulled the motor and removed the major parts. Seems that the no. 1,2 & 3 rods are loose. No. 1 seems the worse. I can move the piston and rod up and down .040 of an inch.
Is that too much oil clearance? Maybe some STP would help, eh?
Here's a Pic of the no. 1 & 2 rod bearings. I removed them tonight. The crank is shot without saying. Removed the camshaft as well. Could see any play in the shaft to head fit but have to wonder. The camshaft bosses in the head don't look too bad but, how do you tell if things are out of limits?