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    Thanks to everyone!

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who attended this years Reunion! It is good to see new faces.. If all of the usual people would have attended we would have had a record turnout!

    Thanks to everybody that helped me on Sunday and kept calling and checking up on me Monday that is what makes this club great..

    Big thanks to Gator, Eric and Paul for getting my car moved around and helping me get it back home! I really owe you!

    Just finished taking the head off and it looks like the block has a vertical crack in #1 and I am kind of leaning toward thinking that is what caused the top of the piston to break.

    The piston is missing 3/4 of an inch of ring land about 40 degrees from the crack in a high compression area.

    There were 70,000 miles on the set up and 251,000 on the block so who knows what happened. Just build a new short block and hope that it is as good as this one was.

    Ty

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    Ouch!
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    Sucks ... but hey, the dayum thing lasted 25 yrs and 250k miles of you stabbing the dookie out of the gas pedal. Gotta give it some credit.

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    Ty is sucks but just wait until you get R done your car has written history and so many new members followed in your your foot steps. she will be "better stronger and faster" the bionic SVO. Always look ahead to the next cone or apex.
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    What head gasket were you running that it did all that damage versus just blowing the gasket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by indiana dave View Post
    What head gasket were you running that it did all that damage versus just blowing the gasket?
    whu? ... you're thinking it was a detonation that caused the BLOCK to split and the piston to come apart?

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    Glad you made it home ok mate. Welcome to the "breakdown club".

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    No thanks needed....You the man Ty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeFleming View Post
    So the head is good?
    Yea Mike from what I can tell the head is fine. It just destroyed the top ring land for about 3/4 of an inch.

    Don't know if there was a flaw in the piston and it just gave away, because I was not turning it hard at all.

    These were the old TRW L2500 .75mm pistons put in I think in 99 or 00 the last Reunion in Murphysboro.

    I will get a picture up.

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    Bud, Just asking, but I wouldn't think so, but I've seen some wierder things. I've never seen a block fail on these 2.3s under normal conditions. The heads seem to crack, and obviously headgaskets fail, and lately aux. shafts and dizzy gears. The only other major catastrophe I've personally whitnessed was throwing a rod thru the oil pan on my old 76 2.3 stang. I think that was due to being young and dumb, running low on oil, and running it up to 85 on the highway. (I really wanted to swap a V8 into it!) That engine was such a mess it was hard telling what failed first. Broken crank, bent rods, busted pistons, everything was toast.
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    Resized and posting the pics for Ty......

    Ty, glad to help...wish it was under better circumstances....but anytime you need anything...just call.
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    BTW Ty I think the Col has a block if you need one. You just gotta come and get it - be a chance to see the Col too!
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    Ty, if you need a head I have a couple of spares.

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