Back in he late 60's, early 70's there was a small group doing a trip down Baja when a K-5 Blazer threw a rod on it's 350 engine. The crank end of the rod was still intact with no crank damage so they cut the rod close to the crank with a hack saw. They removed all the old busted junk out of the oil pan. The rod busted a hole through the cylinder wall and to seal it they carved a plug out of wood and hammered it down the bore. They removed the 2 push rods for that cylinder and drove the sucker home 300-400 miles. No radiator cap so no pressure. Oil and water were mixing, but the engine was toast anyway. They were putting half and half oil and water in the cooling system every 20 miles or so to keep it topped off. It always amazed me they did this with simple hand tools, no new gaskets and no silicon.
2006 Solar Yellow Rubicon Unlimited
Jeep Club Member #1340
6 Speed, Hardtop
Mods done: Hurst tee handle, cheap hand throttle, Rokmen Merc front bumper, Warn 9.5 TI winch with 3/8" X 100 worth of Viking yellow rope, DPG OME Ultimate with JKS ACOS up front, Kilby Gas Tank Skid, Kilby Steering Box Skid, Jeep Medic Belly Up, Skidrow Engine Skid, Rockcrusher Diff Skid in the rear, Warn Diff cover in front, , AR Outlaw II's and MTR 12:50/15's, Homemade rear Bumper, Cheap Cobra CB, Puma OBA, Sirius Radio, Locker Defeat, Rockhard cage, Rockmen short corners, homemade tire swing/tailgate hinge affair, Airlift air bags on the rear- - - - - - and more to come!