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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #13
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here is some progress on the project.....

finally got the old motor out, I am leaving the tranny in. Looks like I will have to put the block in by itself then set the head, and reassemble in the car.....not enough room in the engine bay to completely reassemble the long block and drop it in.

anyway here are some damage photos....the #4 rod is broken, that piston doesn't move anymore, note on the head pictures you can see where the chunks of valve seat blew all the way through the coolant galley on the side, also you can see where the valve seat is missing.

Keep in mind this engine was running smooth and quiet one second, turned it off, then it wouldn't restart....can't imagine the destruction if it ran for awhile like this....

Frustrated Shade Tree Mechanic
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