Picked up a cheap boat a couple weeks ago for a project. Turns out its gonna be more project than originally anticipated.
It came with a 455 Olds and a Berkley 12JC-A pump. Took care of some wiring issues, and oil change and take it to the water to make sure everything runs and floats. Seems to float ok but a god awful ruckus is coming from the engine. Yanked it out earlier today and found this.
Checked all the mains and the bearings were worn but nothing to be too concerned about. #4 cylinder is the easiest to access at the time, so goto pull the rod cap and it moves! Just by luck the first rod checked is the one that is toast. All that metal mess is the #4 rod bearing that has consumed itself.
More work than anticipated so its going to be down for the rest of the season hopefully be back and looking and running stronger for the start of next season.