Knocking at bottom end

Hi I’m new here and I baught a non running manual non turbo gto I’ve managed to get the engine running but there is a knocking/ticking noise coming from bottom end any ideas as what it could be and the best way to go about fixing it

It’s possible that you’ve spun a bearing - if it’s a knock from the bottom end. It’s a fairly common problem with these cars. What does your oil pressure gauge show ? These cars also suffer from lifter tick - but this wouldn’t appear to be coming from the bottom of your engine - so as much as I’d like it to be only that problem for you, it doesn’t appear likely. Wishing you good luck with your project. Put up some photos - someone might recognise your car and provide you with some knowledge on its history.

This is my car aparently has been stood for a few years it only has 59k miles on it oil pressure is fine can the bearings be done with engine still in car?

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Derrick - if it’s bearings the engine would need to come out.

Any idea on how much something like that would cos at a garage?

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Thanks I will do

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If the big ends are gone it’s not economical just to replace them as bits from the shells would go round in the oil galleries,oil cooler etc so a lot of parts would need replacing really to avoid any further disappointment.