Good Afternoon All, I've had the "normal" ticking going on since I got the car back in Nov.'18. It's a 5.7 R/T with 113k miles. Driving around one day as usual, I start hearing a tapping noise overlaying the ticking noise. So I proceed to come straight home. The day after, oil change is performed with filter, and spark plugs (16). I notice small specs of golden/brass tint not sure he material, but there was metal debris of some kind. Proceeded with the service and started car to notice the noises have gone away very slightly, but can still hear them. Left it parked for over 5 days now. Waiting for different shops to call back with their quotes on lifter/cam swap to full motor swap. This weekend, my oldest brother came to visit and showed him the issue and he diagnosed it as a rod/ rod bearing failure. I don't doubt the guy as he has experience in the performance and general repair field for a few decades. Started out of Harvs auto and dyno-tune in Santa fe springs/ whittier, and witnessed their builds and customers. My fav was Boyd Coddington may he R.I.P.!!! Anyway back to my issue here... I got about 4k to toss at the problem, but don't want to buy a can of worms, so to say. Any recommendations, info you may need about my car, feel free to hit me up. Thank You Very Much Everyone, And Stay Safe!!!!!