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Well it seems that what I thought to be a rod end letting loose seems to be just a little more than that. Once I dropped the pan it really suprised the crap out of me.
Seems that what did happen took out #3 & 5 pistons just decintegrating them from the pins on down and then bent the rod on the one and ripped the entire jornal right off the crank. Even ripped off a big chunk of the block right there also.
I was not even running it that hard when it happened, I was going into a turn and downshifted to third and it ran up to about 3500 and then kaboom! Hopefully I can find out exactly what happened and that the engine builder will still cover something on it.
This is what ended up cancelling London for me.
I could not believe the carnage on this one.
Looks like I am done for a little while longer than I thought.
Todd



 

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So did you mean cylinders 3 & 7?

Boy, that's unusual.

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WOW! A real grenade blast!
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Could have taken out both cylinder heads, too :(
 

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Sorry man. What a bloodbath.
 

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I'd be interested in seeing the tops of the pistons also. The way everything looks, it looks like the piston stopped in the bore and nothing else did.
 

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Well I don't have the heads off yet but I figure that will probably happen sometime tomorrow when I get back home from work. I guess I will either have a bunch of parts for sale or be buying a new short block.

Porxter, yes that was supposed to be 3&7.

Gordon,
I believe that you are right, especially with the one rod bent like it is and the whole jornal gone. Once I get them off I will take some more pics. There was a lot of metal at the bottom of the pan also, maybe like it broke the crank last and beat everything else up until they locked up. That is why I would like to be able to decifer what exactly happened.
 

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I expect you to find a valve in the cylinder.

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Todd, sorry to see this. I'm guessing the crank went first and the counterweights did the piston damage. Either way it sucks. Good luck and let us know your findings.
 

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Todd, give me a call when you can get some more pics. You can e-mail them to me at [email protected] and call me at 520-494-2745.
 

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Todd : Very sorry to see this ! You are certainly one of the GOOD GUYS and we hate to have this kind of thing happen to you !! Best of luck with your repair !!
 

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Todd,

Ouch, those pics are hard to look at and it isn't even my motor. Sorry to hear.
 

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ouch that brings back memories... Just not as bad... Mine was a Rod thru the Pan thou... bad enough.
 

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Yikes Todd! Looks like you will be off to the recycling yard to get your 25.00 for that one-eesh! I hope the builder covers some of the damage so you can start building again soon. Do you think you will use the same guy??
 

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Wow :eek:

That's definitely not a good thing. Sorry 'bout the bad luck.

Just make sure you have it fixed by September :D
 

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Is that a cast steel crank? I have a suspicion that if it is, then it may have had a flaw at the rod journal radius to counterweight area.
You may want to have a metalurgist take a look at the fracture area, looks kinda grainy.
 

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Aw Snap!! That is crazy...the gouges in the block wall. Is it time for a Side Oiler?
 
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