Originally Posted by tnovot
You are in a hurry for transportation? You have just answered your own question. I do agree with ap that new rod and maybe main bearings are cheap and quick while the engine is out.
You said that Dad's idea sounds good so why are you doubting the old adage "Father knows best"? - especially if the front end is unsafe and needs repairs.
Yes i threw a rod in my current motor and im in a big hurry to get the truck back but im also in a BIG hurry to NOT worry about throwing a rod anytime soon..
Dad's def. right about me needing to put money into my front end as well while the engine is out. All the advice has been a great help.
With whatever engine i end up getting I should beable to afford a major tune-up with bearings and front end parts. All while keeping majority of the engine intact..