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Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto
#91
aaaawwh no man, come on.
You got to buy some magnetic copper bracelets, shoot all black cats you see, hang some rabbits parts on top of your front door, offer some chicken mac nuggets to the V8 gods while blowing a nice melody from your didgeridoo...

I know you're gonna nail it and fix it, but really, how on earth can one man be so unlucky!?

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#92
Wow. That sucks. Sorry.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#93
Thanks guys
I think I'm starting to get used to things going wrong
That's what happens when you try to do everything yourself and perhaps overlook an important detail
Anyway will have a break from it for a while as funds are low
Will post the forensic analysis later but suspect a spun bearing but hoping crankshaft is okay
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#94
After crying in my beer for several days over my misfortune I finally got up the courage to remove my engine and do an autopsy on the damage
Without completely disassembling the engine my worst fears were realized once I removed the cylinder heads to discover that number four and eight cylinder bores in particular were badly scored with number three and seven slightly scored.
This would make sense with oil starvation as these are the last cylinders to get oil but why the oil starvation is still a mystery
I only removed one bearing cap and the crank journal isn't too bad but the bearing shows some slight wearing
There is very little debris in the sump and the oil pump looks okay
I think I will leave this up to the experts and send it to my machinist for further inspection and regardless of who or what is to blame I want it fixed
The only fortunate thing so far is that I have a spare standard bore block so just need to hope the crankshaft and pistons are able to be saved, regardless this will still be a costly exercise

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