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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
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Talking Blew it up ---------->

Well - that was the shorted amount of time I've ever run a SBC before klilling it ! I got about 6 months and around 1000 miles on the TBI motor in my 91 RS before it died. I was beating on the car pretty hard doing burnouts and even some highway fun a couple weeks back and noticed it was running a bit wierd when I parked it. The next day I fired it up only to hear the dreaded lower end knock.

After taking the car for a ride it was obvious the motor was toast and by the time the ride was over the engine was making a LOT of weird noises and was running on 3/4 power ( or so it felt ). Thankfully the nice weather last week enabled me to get the motor pulled so I could start working to replace it. I got another 305 TBI, swapped the pan, heads, and all accessories onto the "new" block and got it re-installed yesterday. ( I had already replaced the valve seals and added 1.6 rockers to the original heads and swapping them allowed me to install some new head gaskets while I was in there.) Most of the swap is completed but I've still got some work to do before attempting to start the car. ( exhast. cooling, P Steering connections ect.. )





Lets see if I can get better than 1000 miles on it this time !


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Old 03-22-2010, 06:10 PM
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try breaking it in first, just my $.02
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I could only WISH that it was a new engine !!!!!!! Original milage was unknown - guessing it had about 130-150 on it based on the internals.

The only new motor I ever bought was the 355ci that's in my Berlinetta from Chad Golen. OK - OK,.... I had to bring that one back to him twice due to bent valves so maybe I should just put a block of wood unde the gas pedal in my cars as a deterant !!


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I could only WISH that it was a new engine !!!!!!! Original milage was unknown - guessing it had about 130-150 on it based on the internals.

The only new motor I ever bought was the 355ci that's in my Berlinetta from Chad Golen. OK - OK,.... I had to bring that one back to him twice due to bent valves so maybe I should just put a block of wood unde the gas pedal in my cars as a deterant !!


haha yea maybe that will help save some cashhhh
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Or maybe drive like an old lady once in a while?????? lol
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^ thats boring lol
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Old 03-23-2010, 02:04 AM
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haha yea maybe that will help save some cashhhh
Block of wood < Engine block

Good point !

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Old 03-23-2010, 02:07 AM
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Atleast you dont have thousands into a motor and it breaks.
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hahaha leave it to the old lady to say drive like an old lady ahhahah I would say get a stronger motor it ends up costing the same after a couple junkers.
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Kick Ass!!! well sucks but the new motor looks NICE!!!
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