Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Livonia, Michigan
If it's piston parts that you're finding in the oil pan, you won't be able to tell if the engine is salvagable until you get the thing dissasembled so you can inspect the bores.
BTW, if you're going to replace it, by all means get a 360 rather than a 304.
1977 CJ7, AMC360 V8 w/ headers, DUI HEI, Edelbrock intake, Holley 4150 carb, , TF999, D300, D30 front and AMC20 rear with 4.56 gears and lockers both ends, 4" susp lift, 2.5" body lift, 35" BFGs, ARG steering, 8000-lb winch, etc.