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post #21 of 83 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 06:47 PM
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Re: Finally Cracked the Block

Sorry to hear that Mike, very impressive what that motor had done at any rate. Good luck on the build.

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Sorry to hear that Mike!!

Sounds like you will be on the road soon enough though.

That was a tough little engine!!!!

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Your 'core Mike.

Keep up the good fight w/ the ole 7.3!

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Re: Finally Cracked the Block

Well that sux. Awesome run of it though.

I think I'm gonna go the "Charles" route on the next couple of motors I do.

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So I get out and put a large TQ wrench to the crank just to see if it was a fluke and it turns in the reverse direction 180 deg's and stops. Turns back 180 and stops. Looked at the res and I'm down a few inches.
Mike,

A hard stop, like obstruction or just a gradual bind? Also, when free, did it turn "harder" than normal?

One of my "Dockboy'd" engines acted similarly. When I tore it down, the main webs were broken and the crank was bent. It was still running when I tore it down and in fact, ran an 11.9 a couple days before. The reason I started investigating it was it had become very hard to turn over when starting and had a small amount of coolant in the oil.

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I have to congratulate you Mike on your accomplishments with that motor. Awesome to watch. You got alot of time on it, we all know it was a great one. Best of luck with your new build. We will look forward to seeing you run at the track in the future.
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I was visualizing installing a cummins in my truck but fortunately I woke from that horrible NIGHTMARE. The runs I made with a damaged engine and a DA factor of 11,000 ft should put me right behind Mr. Lott in position #3 of the top 10 PSD's (with a single charger BTW). Remember this block has 84,000 hard miles on it and over 200,000 actual so it did live a long life.
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Thanks for the support everyone.

Charles: I will fill the block some but not sure how much since I still want to drive it on the street. The bearings on all the tear downs looked very good so the girdle did what it was designed to do. The combo and tuning should put me in the low 11.8's on fuel and 3-4 tenths lower on nitrous at sea level. This is still a conservative combination and should hold together a few seasons.

Mech: The glow plugs were pulled and It still was binding. Oil on the dip stick rose 2" after it sat for a few days. So it had to find a way into the pan. Until it's pulled apart I guess it's still speculation but a pretty strong chance.


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Damn Mike,. that sux, but im sure u will be back out on the track in no time!
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Say it ain't so. Dang, and it ran so darn good. Glad you woke up form that nightmare and are keeping the dinosaur 7.3.

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