its not like i have any money to buy groceries let alone have a motor ported but my application for food stamps is in the works so off the turd goes, oil out...
it would seem that my problems were not just a blown lower bearing
the stator's backing plate came loose and the metal thingys started chewing on the round-de-doo
fortunately there were no surprises on the clutch side. all the metal bits were getting along, the clutch plates are mostly smoked and several of the springs went "boing", never to return.
and so the remainder of the bits are off to Ray's for porting, polishing and a wave of his magic wand.
and, as usual, the dog doesn't give a shit.