i picked up a complete 77 70 e-rude and have heard nothing but good things about these motors ever since. i bought it knowing it had to be rebuilt. on tearing it down we discovered the rod bearings on the middle cyl. had given up long ago and had screwed up the rod journal on the crank pretty good. is it possible to repair this type of damage, ive heard of people doing camshafts and things like that by welding to it then grinding it to spec. this was supposed to be a cheap project not an expensive boat anchor!! help me!!