Originally Posted by bking2010
ok so is "Pulling the fuel injector power one at a time with its running, when it gets quieter, that will confirm the knock and tell you what cylinder it is" a positive way to check and make sure its a rod without screwing anything up completely or is there a better way? I figured if it was knocking that it would do it at an ideal as well?
Yes, it's a common method of checking for a rod knock. When you disable the cylinder, it has less load and less knock.
I always go with the junkyard run if I don't plan on building it. I usually go with a crown victoria or towncar engine, they can be had for around $500.