Was on the way to easter sunday church when I get behind my slow ass cousin doing 40mph in a 55 mph zone so I go to pass him. I notice I'm losing power so I let off the gas when I get almost passed him and pass him slowly. When I got in front of him and back down to 55mph I notice #6 giving me a terrible con-rod tap and grind. got into the next town and picked up my g/f's son and left with the tap still banging loudly. I had an engine with a terrible tap before and I figured it would be all right to get home with but I just got out of town when I heard a huge bang then it was dead. I managed to get it started again but only made it another 1/4 mile when it started smoking terribly. I pulled into a logging road and called my brother to come out with my dad's truck and pull me home. Haven't looked too closely but I'm think there's a rod hanging out of the block or the pan and/or the head gaskets blew. Gonna borrow a cherry picker from my friend and see what happened next week. Found an engine with 130K on it for 400 bux here. thinking about it but gotta see the damage to my own first. Maybe this is the perfect start to a 4.0L stroker build ?