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Old 11-27-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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5.0 tear down and rebuild

Heres the back story. I got a call early one morning, my buddy telling me his belt broke, so I brought him another. We got to looking and the crank had broke. I bought it from him, got it yesterday. Put it on jackstands last night and started the tear down. Turns out the crank is broke, one piston shattered, and a rod bent. But thankfully nothing scarred.

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I'm going to go check prices tomorrow and take of the drivers side head.


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i would think that block is junk looking at how wedged that crank looks in the front main---- find a cheap block and build another motor from your bits and pieces, fuel injection, heads, intake--- thats all the good stuff
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Going to go pick up an engine stand and disassemble it and go from there. But I know where several cheap blocks are.
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I would say throw in a 5 speed too. And it would take a miracle for the block to be good after snapping a crank. Not saying it isnt possible, but it would be rare.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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No miracle, the block is cracked on the side closest to the break. Oh oh, I'll find me a bare block on craigslist.
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looks to me that you have a torqueconverter to an AOD---- get rid of that transmission while you can and the motor is out---the big bellhousing AOD is JUNK!!!! and will only leave you disapointed--- get a T5 dropout and put it in-- easy as hell to install too
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Update: Going friday hopefully to pick up a short block, and hopefully by friday night/sat morning I can have it in time ready to start. I'm not switching out the tranny, no use to. Its a good tranny, and the car isn't for me. I'll be painting it very soon and putting it on craigslist and the trading post.

Oh and another update, I may be picking up another car. A Chrysler laser, year 84. 84000 original miles, 2.2 turbo, and the body is spotless. If I get it, it will get a good tune up, some new tires, and put right back on the market.
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Cool you know i like the stangs.Keep me posted im looking for another stang as a DD!
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Well the motor portion is finished, and she lives. What I ended up doing was buying a short block that had 28000 on a rebuilt bottom. Complete gasket set. Main seals, head gaskets, vavle.... Like a said complete gasket set. Got the timing nearly spot on the first time. Retarded it just a bit and shes purring like a kitten. I'm pulling some things off to rearrange some wires, and hopefully will be able to put up some pictures. It will most likely be put off to till Saturday since I have to go to work for 8 hours tomorrow. But, for a hundred dollars, I'll hopefully make 1500-1800 profit after some paint. Which is being done for free by a friend. (I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine kinda thing.)
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Paintjob for free, Which is being done for free by a friend. (I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine kinda thing.)
i just hope it turns out ok and i hope your not giving hj's for this paintjob
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