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Posts: 96
From: Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 09-30-2001 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I removed the head this morning only to find my biggest nightmare. The valve head was broken off, the piston doesnt even look like a piston, the block is completely broken through on both sides of the cylinder wall, the back part of the cylinder head where the head bolt goes in was completely broken off the head. Can you say "write off"!!!
I still havent figured out what happened. I did notice the valve retainers on the #8 cylinder were not the same. One had a lip on it the other didnt but like I said before the valve retainers were still together so the valve did not drop. I will check the bottom end later. Now to find a good motor!
Just noticed the exhaust valve is bent a little too. Starting to look like detonation!But why only in one cylinder?

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kid vishus

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From: a bad scene from "children of the corn"
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 09-30-2001 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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Hans olsson

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From: Eskilstuna Sweden
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 09-30-2001 02:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
70coupe,that is so sad to read .


  • 71 Mach1 351c
  • E/SA 11.89-110
  • F/SA 11.92-110

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From: Metamora, Illinois
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 09-30-2001 08:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fordwiser   Click Here to Email Fordwiser     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to hear!!!! Been there too!! What type of pistons did it have in it? I disintegrated a stock cast piston once, chunks of piston really beat up the stainless valves I had in the heads, could of easily broke one. Roger

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From: Jasper, TN, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 09-30-2001 08:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry Coupe, been there done that in May of this year. I broke the crank split the cylinder walls, killed eagle esp rods, manley pistons. The saving grace was I still have the heads with NO damage and my strip dominator intake.

I am almost finished with a new 513"

Good luck and let me know if you need any leftover cleveland stuff I still have.

Russ Hood
70s Maverick S/Pro

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Registered: Nov 2000

posted 09-30-2001 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry to here about your motor. Hope you can salvage some parts out of it. I just broke the crank in mine a few weeks ago so I can relate.


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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 10-01-2001 01:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah bummer

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