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    Did ya ever build a engine........WRONG ?

    Ya thats me …..426 hemi...….cut pistons.... lower comp. Darrn Racer Brown Wild cam...….Just couldd'n't…. get it to runn….Go Figgura…..I Tried every cam % in the book..... silly Me......Shoulda added a BLOWER.....My buddy…..built a 440......shoulda..... Checked the Bores....20 over.....opps…..Other friend.....440 in garage......Cracked a good block..... I bought a 1967 4 speed dana GTX......Drove it home.... but It blew up.....Thinking....hey... it has water in the trunk …. lets drill a Hole and let the water out.....into the gas tank......Silly Me.....I was a kid...….Build a L6...… Make custom reeds...….in 1975 CCM was not in my phone book.....Made them my self......Red Phenloic…..from a USA reject shop.... ARMY . surplus....Too thick to bend..... Like some dulle stage reeds......Nuf said from a DRUNK...…..Sorry just letten it RIPPPP

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    I was young, 19 or so , had a stem windin 283 sbc , put in 88ish chev short wheel base , 5 speed 4x4 , man that motor was a runner , had to use oil filter relocation kit and had oil lines backward and scalded every bearing in it. O that sucked

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    I remember learning the hard way that there has to actually be water in the cooling system for the temperature gauge to work!

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    Two rebuilds in a row sucks, a third time really tests your attitude. Speaking on behalf of a friend
    Hydrostream dreamin

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    HeeHee…. thanks guys....Nrat….. tooooo real......

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    Dont know if I built it wrong or not. But, I bought my 87 5.0 mustang in 2014(not my first by any means)...........its the one I have now with a 700hp 363. The engine only had 100,000 miles on it. I pulled it only because all the hoses were dry rotted and the aluminum parts were snowflaked......Seriously. I pulled it down and the bores looked amazing. So, I just put all new rings on the stock forged pistons. I soaked them in Berryman to remove all the old carbon. I installed new bearings too. I bought a brand new set of gt-40x heads and a nasty little nitrous cam from comp cams.

    When I build a motor, either outboard or small block, I am a neat freak...........and a plastic bag goes over it every time I stop for the day. I turned the key on the motor and I had a knock. I new it wasnt a rod.....wrong kind of sound. I went through everything numerous times. Kept hearing this knock...on and off. The car never left the garage. Eventually, I said to my son,"We need to take it down till we find something". Got down to the heads and found cyl #1'S bore was trashed!!! A piece of metal had entered in there somehow, someway and decided to play PLINKO with the piston. It destroyed the piston and the bore. I couldnt find a replacement forged TRW that was 27 years old. ANd the block now needed boring. Worst feeling ever.

    It sat for 2 years till I had the funds to build a Dart block ford. I figured that I wasnt gonna keep tearing down mustang motors forever..........so, I decided to go big...........one last time.
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    10-12 years old ran dads 1978 Hodaka 250 dirt bike around for a few days on strait gas... wouldnt run anymore till I turned the piston around on the wrist pin so it would run again and gave it back.

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