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rm302 boss

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From: Austin Texas
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 05-18-2003 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was coming home from San Antonio ( i live in Austin). and i started to hear a ticking sound which became a banging sound very quickly... I knew the sound it was a rod knock... Last time i had one the rod came flying out of the block on a 302.. With no other choice i drove it all the way home bagging all the way..
A month later i pulled the engine and replaced it with a junk yard motor. That i got for a hell of a deal trans and all...
A week ago i wanted to se how bad the old SHO plant was so we put it on a stand and dropped the pan and windage tray off.. I did not have to look long for the # 1 rod had a great deal of play. we pulled the cap off and took a look ... It spun the bearing and i could not find the other half. but i put a mic on the crank and it only was .002 over stock ??? Wow tough engine..
I plan to pull the crank and have it cut and use over sized bearings ...
Any one need a used SHO motor???
Ha Ha

1970 Boss 302
1990 Taurus SHO
1985 Mustang GT 351W
1995 Land rover Disco
1980 Triumph Spitfire (auto-X car)

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From: Austin, TX.
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posted 05-20-2003 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hell_Fish   Click Here to Email Hell_Fish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put it in the Rover or the Spitfire. A little Ford love in all your toys.

Dustin C
"The Mopar Guy!"
56 F-100
Mech. for wifes 69 Mustang coupe
65 Plymouth Barracuda
70 Dodge Swinger

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