Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
If the piston is indeed hitting the head, you are looking at a crankshaft regrind, or a crank kit, probably a rod, and at least that 1 pison. That would be bare minimum. For the piston to be hitting the head, the rod bearing has to be basically gone, and the crank pretty well killed. Get it apart and have your local machine shop to advise you as to the best way to go. Sometimes it is not worth trying to just patch it...it will come back and bite you and by the time you are done you will have spent more money than just fixing it right the first time.