Actually even Wichita Falls is not as dry as it used to be. There are many more man made lakes as you go west which I believe have had an effect.
I have the four cylinder pretty much apart. All the rod bearings and journals are spoiled. The mains are so good I could just grind the rod journals and reuse main bearings and journals as is. I will not do that of course.
There was oil in the back cylinder, on the head gasket around that cylinder, and all around the back of the block below that cylinder. I just can't imagine that the head gasket could make a big enough hole to drop the oil pressure to nothing.
Unless I can determine for sure and for certain what caused the oil pressure loss, I won't put a bunch of money and time in this engine with such risk.
Thanks for your replies, I always enjoy them.
Have a great day,