stolen mustang / ticking motor

So, my buddy's 94 mustang got stolen a week or so ago. After the police called and told him they found it in the road still runnin, naturally i gave him a ride down to pick it up. When we got there the
motor had a nice ticking sound goin. It SOUNDS like it's in the head, so i think the bottom end is ok. I pulled the valve covers and kinda took a look at things as best as i could.... The only think i noticed was that one of the push-rods on the passenger side (the furthest one back) is a little scuffed right at the ball on the end where it meets the rocker arm. While i think that prolly needs to be swapped out, i wouldn't imagine that could be the cause of the ticking.
That being said, i am basically stuck. What should i be looking? Does anybody have a notion as to what it might be and how i would go about checking?
Thanks for any help- :-)
-- Bo
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Wouldn't the ticking noise be louder and easier to find with the valve covers off? Of course, one reason why there are valve covers is so that oil doesn't get all over the engine compartment.
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uh, not sure how to respond to that. Err....yes?
Any help is appreciated. :-)
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Well, try running the engine with the valve cover off and see if you can locate the sound.
Jeff
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You might try having one of the techs at your local Ford dealer evaluate the damage and submit it to his insurance company for reimbursement. Damage caused to, or by the car, during a theft is covered by most policies
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That's actually part of the problem, at the time he didn't have insurance in it...
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Is your friend nuts or just stupid? What would he do it the thief had been in an accident that killed a couple of people?
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Well, he probably wouldn't have gotten any reimbursement for the damage that was done to his vehicle.
Thanks for the insight, though. ;o)
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That's actually part of the problem, at the time he didn't have insurance in it...
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