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Old 06-14-2009, 06:29 PM   #21
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Isn't it such a great sound hearing your rod go through the block and pan?

In for many pictures when you get it out.
Haha, great? I'm not sure. Interesting? Definitely.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:43 PM   #22
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So are you going to swap in another stock engine and continue the experiment, or go built?
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:43 PM   #23
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So I have decided that when my motor throws a rod out the side I am making it into a bad *** table.....
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:06 PM   #24
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I really dislike these threads... :(
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:24 PM   #25
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So are you going to swap in another stock engine and continue the experiment, or go built?
I already have another bp block disassembled and i am buying forged rods and pistons this week.

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So I have decided that when my motor throws a rod out the side I am making it into a bad *** table.....
Hell yes, that's what i'm going to do with this one.

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I really dislike these threads... :(
Haha, dont worry about it, if it breaks, it breaks, nothing you can do about it. Are you going to turn the boost down? Didnt think so.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:37 PM   #26
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Haha, dont worry about it, if it breaks, it breaks, nothing you can do about it. Are you going to turn the boost down? Didnt think so.
Need boost first..

These just scare me.. not that I really give a **** if the motor in my car grenades, cause it very likely will.... It just scares me to think my built motor might.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:39 PM   #27
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Wes -

Sorry to hear about this. Hopefully the guy driving is going to pitch in on the rebuild...

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So, the rod bolt is mostly in tact. Does that seem strange to anyone else?
First question that comes to mind, "How do the threads look?"

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Old 06-14-2009, 09:04 PM   #28
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What's up with racing stock Corollas? And nice window stickers.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:17 PM   #29
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its really nice to have a built motor, with relatively little power going through it.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:19 PM   #30
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Wes -

Sorry to hear about this. Hopefully the guy driving is going to pitch in on the rebuild...



First question that comes to mind, "How do the threads look?"

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The threads are fine all the way up to the last 2-3 threads.
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Who the hell was driving your car? Are they taking responsibility?
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:31 PM   #32
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Who the hell was driving your car? Are they taking responsibility?
It's a long story but he did offer to help me out. He doesnt have much to help with though. Oh well, i was wanting to build the motor anyway.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:52 PM   #33
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What road is that in your video? I think I've been pulled over there a couple of times!
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:15 PM   #34
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Sorry to hear man. But I guess a 2-1 shift putting you at 12k will do it.

At least tell your friend he has to be your tool bitch while you work on it, however many hours it takes, he's only there to get you tools......and beer.

Goodluck with the rebuild!
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:23 PM   #35
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Sorry to hear man. I was really looking forward to seeing how far you could take the stock motor. I'm sure you'll do some crazy things w/ the new one though. Good luck with the rebuild.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:45 PM   #36
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Sorry to hear man. I was really looking forward to seeing how far you could take the stock motor. I'm sure you'll do some crazy things w/ the new one though. Good luck with the rebuild.
Yeah, i'm sure it would have stayed together had it not been overrevved.

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Sorry to hear man. But I guess a 2-1 shift putting you at 12k will do it.

At least tell your friend he has to be your tool bitch while you work on it, however many hours it takes, he's only there to get you tools......and beer.

Goodluck with the rebuild!
Agreed. Thanks!

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What road is that in your video? I think I've been pulled over there a couple of times!
It is hwy 135 between corydon and ky.
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Wow, thats crazy. Looks like a cap failure before an actual rod. Otherwise why would the big end get split and bent out of shape like that if the other end was already broken.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:07 AM   #38
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Could stretch the bolt, lose the tension, have the nut back off. Someone who has the bolt should measure its length compared to all the others.

Makes me wonder if the stock rods would work better with ARP bolts in them.
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I'd like to see the bolt and nut up close.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:59 PM   #40
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Have some rod bolts from my other motor. I will get a mic and measure the bad one to normal ones.
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