welp... that happened

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by MrSony, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    I mean, what can I really say.
  2. johnriv67

    johnriv67 Well-Known Member

    Dare I ask where the entire rest of the starter is?
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  3. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Paying it forward...

    I saw the thread where you were asking about the 350.

    I am in the process of buttoning up a 430 to go into my 1968 Skylark and I have a running 350 in the car now.

    If we can figure out how to get the engine to you, it is yours.
    Pan to carb and radiator to transmission (ST300). Starter is still attached to the engine... :D

    It runs well, has good oil cold and warm oil pressure, but is a bit "loose and noisy" when it first starts and has an exhaust manifold leak on the drivers side near the front. It is a low compression engine (original to the car, SP code), has the S Divider/Eddlebrock carb set that was put on before I bought it years ago.

    If you need/want the radiator and shroud, I'll include them.

    I have no need to keep the parts.

    The engine is most likely a good rebuild candidate.

    I am in the Florida panhandle. So, if you want to come pick everything up, let me know.
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  4. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    In my trunk. Split in half.
  5. Bens99gtp

    Bens99gtp Well-Known Member

    Oh man th as it's a nice hole, I hate it when #8 really wants out and free
  6. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the offer, but I'm all the way up in Iowa, and am actually building a short block (now a long block I suppose) that I was gonna replace this engine with before this happened. Guess I better get on it.
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  7. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Ah!. I did not realize you had another engine. :)
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  8. Jim Blackwood

    Jim Blackwood Well-Known Member

    Too bad about that, sometimes that's just all there is to say. Best of luck with the replacement.

  9. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    So just trying to learn here but this is caused by the timing being off right?
  10. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking that oil pressure gremlin, finally found a way out of the engine.

    A disconnected connecting rod when connecting with none connected parts will disconnect connected parts with much noise and visual effect.
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  11. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Out of curiosity, what was the oil pressure when it went boom?
  12. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    What a bummer. Sorry man.
  13. Mart

    Mart Gold level member

    WTF! Even my special repair schmutz probably won't fix it.
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  14. techg8

    techg8 The BS GS

    Mann I had a 350 go just exactly that way , awhile back. What a mess!

    I feel your pain
  15. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    The main reason I always recommend loosing the cast iron rods and either go nascar take out or Molnar. I wouldn't even trust the cap screw rods at any level of build.
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  16. Jim Nichols

    Jim Nichols Well-Known Member

    Mr. Sony ran that motor with low oil pressure for quite a while. I bet the rod bearings are down to the steel backing with large clearances. # 8 must have been the worst one.
  17. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    37.5 at 3k
  18. MrSony

    MrSony Well-Known Member

    What's odd is it never started knocking till it blew. Within 10 seconds went from a light rapping to boom.
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  19. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    You gonna do an autopsy on it just to see what broke, and where?
    Post pics if yah do:cool:
  20. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    At 3000 rpm things happen pretty quick.
    My cousin had a 66 Charger with a 383 way back when, engine locked up going 35 mph, no warning, no noiseso_O

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