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Old 12-21-2018, 09:32 PM   #276
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Haven't pulled it but Im pretty sure a rod hit it.

Going to upgrade the cam to the 228/230 .585 cam(sloppy stage 2) and Im stepping up to gen 4 5.3 guts in a gen 3 block. Got two shortblocks(1 gen 3 5 3 and a gen 4 5.3) for $300 from a buddy.

Im bummed about the oil pan too... not cheap. I agree though, these SBE are so strong and cheap it doesnt make sense to forge one of these engines. I will probly go with new headgaskets and head bolts this time though. Just so I can put more timing in it in the midrange without pushing a tiny amount of coolant like I was before.

Here's a few photos of damage. Got both heads off. One piston completely gone. Cam may have been hit. Reached in and grabbed a few pieces through the bore lol


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Old 12-22-2018, 05:01 AM   #277
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If you have a gen 3 block with the late model guts I mayyy have a full set of speed master studs I'll send you. I'll have to check when I get back home
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:55 PM   #278
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Oh man that would be amazing! I really want studs now that Im leaning on it a bit more. I'm pretty sure I could easily get away with another set of single use bolts and new gaskets but studs would be great with new gaskets.
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Old 12-22-2018, 04:11 PM   #279
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Yeah, I'll be back Monday so I'll look and see what I can round up!
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Old 12-25-2018, 09:34 AM   #280
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any word on the cam yet?
Cam is toast. Big nicks in it from the rod. I might be able to clean up the heads. Entire shortblock is junk.

Its not like I need to go faster anyway lol. I think between the displacement bump and cam upgrade I could pick up 30whp at the same boost level. If I add the billet 7875 center section that should give me another 30-40whp too.

I'd like to hit 9.6-9.7 @ 145mph next while driving there and back. Hell even consistant 9 second passes would be really cool
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Old 12-26-2018, 06:25 PM   #281
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bummer on the cam. the ol' disappearing piston trick, eh?
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Old 12-27-2018, 12:07 AM   #282
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bummer on the cam. the ol' disappearing piston trick, eh?
I Houdini'd that bastard lol
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Old 01-01-2019, 12:22 AM   #283
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More carnage photos. Got the motor pulled today. Been lazy about it because I don't have the spare engine at my house yet and still need to buy the cam and oil pan.





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Old 02-21-2019, 12:58 PM   #284
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Ever able to get the new short block and oil pan?
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:15 PM   #285
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Got the new short blocks, new pan is coming soon, new cam is already in the garage.

Plans for 2019 are 6 point cage, 15x8 wheels, billet 7875, gen 4 rods and pistons with a gen 3 5.3 block/crank, bigger cam(228/230 sloppy stage 2).
Goals for 2019 are 9.5's at around 145mph.

Building a buddy's car first. It's Chevy Caprice with a gen 4 rods and pistons with a gen 3 5.3 block/crank, s475, th350, with a microsquirt on e85. Should be a fun street cruiser. I need to get his car out of my garage before I can really move on mine.

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Old 03-14-2019, 09:15 AM   #286
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I need to get his car out of my garage before I can really move on mine.
this has been the story of my life for the past three years
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