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Glens67
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From: Petaluma
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-24-2002 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well after making 2 rounds and watching some other racing I left Infineon. Opened it up on 37 a little then turned on to Lakeville and lost power then large cloud of smoke and loud knocking from the crankcase, turned the 390 off and pulled over. D**m. Couple of buddies stoped to help Tony Goodwin and Joe Piazza (he Won Comp Rod). Tony stayed with the car while Joe and I got my Trailer. Towed it home. Well I guess that I will move the 428 freshening up on the schedule. Most of the Radiator level was in the crank case. I will Pull a couple of spark plugs and the valve covers tonight. Hope that I did not hurt the Edelbrock Heads.

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Glen
67 GT 390
65 Galaxie 500 XL 4 Speed
It was not a Red Light they gave me a Slow Tree

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kid vishus
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From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 10-24-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

That sucks. Hopefully it didnt hurt the heads.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 10-24-2002 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awwww man!
Sorry to hear about that.

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steve'66
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From: Sonoma,CA,USA
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posted 10-24-2002 01:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glen,

That really sucks!!

Joe and Tony are good guys to have behind you too! Let me know if I can help with the swap. Good luck,

SteveW

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Glens67
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From: Petaluma
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-25-2002 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well still cleaning up. Pulled the valve covers, no broken springs, rockers and pushrods look ok. Pulled the Plugs, # 7 showed some minor foreign object damage. I'm not sure but I think that I may have "had" a small lock nut on the carb air cleaner stud. can't find that yet the stud was out of the carb and the nut on the air cleaner was still there holding the stud. Damm CRS. I have rolled the motor with the starter and no Bad noises. Flushing the oil system with cheep oil to remove the water. Used the drill motor to run the oil pump get good pressure, oil pump runs ok. Still checking.... Compression check tomorrow....

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Glen
67 GT 390
65 Galaxie 500 XL 4 Speed
It was not a Red Light they gave me a Slow Tree

[This message has been edited by Glens67 (edited 10-25-2002).]

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-26-2002 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That reminds me of a story my brother told me about his 69 Mach 428CJ.He was going to a wedding and at the last minute he was doing something with the carb(was already dressed up) and later after he got back in the car he noticed he was missing a cuflink.(not sure how to spell it but the older guys will know what I mean,they were a fancy looking little gizmo that went in place of a button on your sleeve).A while later when the 428 spun a bearing and blew to peices and as he was tearing it down he found the imprint of the cuflink in the tops of one of the pistons.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 10-26-2002 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOPS! Another good reason NOT to get married.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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Glens67
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From: Petaluma
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 11-10-2002 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Glens67   Click Here to Email Glens67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Confirmed It was the nut that I used to lock the Carb center stud. Minor damage to the head, intake valve slight bend, minor impacts on piston, Slight crack on cylinder wall, only enough to let water in.
For sale one slightly smashed 1/4 20 nut, $4,000.00

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Glen
67 GT 390
65 Galaxie 500 XL 4 Speed
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V8 Thumper
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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 11-10-2002 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Glens67:
For sale one slightly smashed 1/4 20 nut, $4,000.00


Ouch Sorry to hear about that

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 11-10-2002 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Slight crack in the cylinder wall???
That's like being a "little" pregnant.

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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TomP
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From: Delta BC Canada
Registered: Dec 99

posted 11-10-2002 04:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My advice (sometimes gained the hard way)

Plastic air cleaner wing nuts!

If running with the air cleaner off remove the stud!

Gasket below carb that covers baseplate screws.

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