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Tom 88 440 rebuild

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by DaveV8 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:22 pm

Heres tom 88s 440 engine dropt off earlier this week for rebuild.
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by Krusty » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:41 pm

what caused that then ? been under water ?
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by Grant » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:42 pm

ImageDid he not notice anything when it was idling then Dave?..I would have thought it sounded terrible on tick-overImageno Offense meant there Tom :P.. ImageWas it burning oil Tom?
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by slotcarone » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:57 pm

I have never seen a connecting rod bent like that! :)
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by Krusty » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:58 am

was it hydraulic lock ?
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by RockyUSA » Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:05 pm

My guess would be.... that engine hasn’t run in a long time.

But you may prove me wrong... did Tom drive it to the shop for engine removal?

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by slotcarone » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:16 pm

That engine as the saying goes Blew to Smitherines! :)
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by money_one_four » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:25 am

Just a guess , but it looks to me it has had a small end failure which has punched the con rod through the piston top and jammed up on the bore then the other piston has taken an almighty whack bending the con rod .
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by Chris_R » Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:30 pm

Are those pistons reusable?
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by VFK44 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:13 pm

The pallet's reusable...
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by money_one_four » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:04 am

VFK44 wrote:The pallet's reusable...

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by Tom 88 » Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:30 pm

Hi guys been busy trying to get some work so just catching up . My engine story I have not driven the car it was running fine when brought into work shop the following day the mechanics tried starting it they resorted to pouring fuel into the carburettor the engine revved up unable to shut it off loud bang and then went to tick over with what sounded like a bent push rod . Engine removed and left at back of work shop for 30 years. Strip down revealed bent con-rod water damage and the pistons where jammed so damage to pistons was me Stripping down engine opps . Hopefully Dave can work his magic. Meanwhile rest of car looking great just getting engine bay ready can anybody recommend the best black under seal for engine bay ?
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by Robinson D » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:42 am

I have Lizard Skin on mine. Very pleased.

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