I knew that the engine had been worked on (over) in it's previous life, the idiots had reused a torn timing gear housing gasket and called it good.
Found out how deep they went into the engine. They had all the pistons/rods out for some reason. Found markings on the rods from a vice jaw where they had clamped the rods with pistons in a vice. They didn't just snug it up, no they tightened it with enough force to flatten the surface of the rods. Just wonderful. These are forged rods so I'm not too concerned. The two bright areas are very smooth.