Yep, it was knocking pretty bad when I loaded it on the trailer last night. Funny thing though, I started it this morning to unload it, fired right up with 40 psi pressure and no knocks. Actually drove it to Castle Rock & back, but on the way back the pressure started dropping and it started knocking again.
I'm dropping the pan today, Schlegs has another oil pan and oil pump I'm going to throw in it. I'll check the rod bearings too while I'm at it. Heck, this ol' thing may not be dead just yet.
But I'm going to have to give in pretty soon and stick the new motor in it.