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Old 03-24-2010, 03:34 PM   #761
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i know i bought it that way. from the looks of it i think it was sprayed.

5.0 isnt crap for making power if 400 is what your looking for but if i wanted 400hp i would have kept the 4cyl. srry but it is proven over and over the ls's will make 700's on stock motor. and over 1200 built. i like the ls engine, its strength, its size, its aftermarket, its interchangeability, and its price.

good thing is i can get a set of 8 stock pistons and rods for 50 bucks.
I can vouch for that. A friend has an ls1 swapped into His 67 Stingray, and He's well over 1200 right now...


Killer build thread, I can't believe I haven't peeked in here sooner. Oh, and I would mount that popped piston on a wall somewhere, too lol.

Lincoln>Miller any day(comes from decades of experience), and good call on not buying from HD, the internals on those are crap.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #762
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i know i bought it that way. from the looks of it i think it was sprayed.

5.0 isnt crap for making power if 400 is what your looking for but if i wanted 400hp i would have kept the 4cyl. srry but it is proven over and over the ls's will make 700's on stock motor. and over 1200 built. i like the ls engine, its strength, its size, its aftermarket, its interchangeability, and its price.

good thing is i can get a set of 8 stock pistons and rods for 50 bucks.

*shakes head* oh well.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:32 AM   #763
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^^its ok, bro. i want to make a screamer 302 someday...i enjoy the 302, but i bleed blue oval.

but back to the build.

Sorry to see this tim....hope this doesn't set you have too long. can't wait to see this finished product.

side question? why only one piston with a hole in it? last time i saw a piston with that size hole from being sprayed, there were 8 of them from a 200shot on a 4.6 that hit fuel shutoff. Thats when i stopped going to Steeda in Pompano LOLOL
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:18 AM   #764
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some times it just happens like that. for some reason that cyl got the hottest first. could have been a number of things to cause it. just like the zetec, it is most likely to burn number 3 first.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:03 PM   #765
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got my "new" pistons in. gotta order rings, headgaskets, and headbolts. and it will be running again... hopefully much better this time with a lot less smoke and blowby (or blow through haha)
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:48 PM   #766
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Hey there's a hole in that piston there........

wow.

I've only used the millermatic thus far... the school just got a pair of Lincoln 140's so I get to mess with those
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:10 PM   #767
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i love your build, lsx FTW, however i do recommend you upgrade your headgaskets from stock ones- i know that they can hold alot of power stock but its cheap insurance knowing you put something a little better up top--- good luck getting her back together---
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cheap? the cometic gaskets are 100 a peace and i dont think they would do much especially still using stock head bolts. if i switch to arp headbolts then i would but they are 150 and the gm replacements are 22. that alone would be the price of the entire engine. stock ones are 40 bucks. i dont want to invest any more money in this engine than i have to because i want to do a build later and will be switching to a 6.0 any way.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:18 AM   #769
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well since your planning on going to the 6.0 i retract my statement
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Plus if you look at it one way having a cheaper head gasket is creating that weak link that is easy and cheap to fix rather then putting something in there that will make another more expensive part the weak link. Although I have cometic in my Mustang...
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