Ok. Im over whelmed with ALL the great replies. THANK you ALL.
Im a lil ashamed with trying to troubleshoot my issue with a simple sound recording. I KNOW its NOT the way to go.
I was trying to capture the sound I hear from 10 feet away from the car and I screwed up and put the recorder right next to the engine (on the radiator support). Because the ear can pick up the sound and it over rides the common engine sounds.
Not so with the recorder. I watched (listened)
the recording and totally get why it sounds like there is some valve train issues or other issues, there is ALOT of noise on the recording, even the inrush of air from the intake on some parts.
The recording amplified ALL the standard noise you will hear from a perfectly running engine along with the road noise. The major amount of sound you hear on the vid is the headers and road air noise.
Exhaust gases hitting the primary tubes is VERY metallic. And will sound like a metal on metal "hit" when recorded up close. MY BUST!! Solly guys.
The engine is smooth and there is NO metallic sound in person. No higher pitched sounds (tick) like what you get with a valve train issue.
And its not a deep sound like its in the bottom end. Its a piston slap sound that for the life of me I cant reproduce with what I have
I do think I have to yank the engine and thats far from my project list. She was at the top of the list and I did what was essential, so I could drive her.
She has been my project car from 1995. Unfortunately she has moved down some. Other projects now take presidence if an engine overhaul is due. I have a CNC mill thats on the front burner right now.
Ill pull the #5 plug to see if the noise changes. If it does then I know Im in for a tear down. Not a prob. Im retired (have the time, not much money) and would rather yank the engine and find SOMETHING than NOT pulling her out and wait for real damage right?
No way do I want to continue to drive the car as is. There is a problem and I want to find it. Im not into waiting to see if it gets worse then fixing much more.
I already know its not a simple cold start piston slap issue even though it started out as that, things have changed. Shes noisy when warm. That should have been my clue to stop driving the car and investigate.
And with ALL the help from YOU guys thats whats gonna happen. My 62 is side lined till I make the garage ready for a full on looksee.
I really DO thank ALL of you for helping out. Great bunch of folks here.
Ill be sure to post some updates with what I find. It might help others down the road. Thanks SNS members!!!!! JR