Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Stonewall, Manitoba Canada
engine failure. i'mpissed. Seriously dart or Boss Block?
Hey guys, well its been a long last month or so,long story short:
Blew a head gasket (Bad) in between # 6 & 7 cylinders (other side had a crack too) Melted aluminum between chambers on head. Head was Pooched.
Walls, and pistons *LOOKED* Mint.... Put it all back together with studs not bolts and a new head...smoked so bad out the brethers it filled the shop...
Rings are smashed to pieces??? Not sure yet but I still have to take it all apart again..!!!! dam. I could move the piston in the bore..so ya the rings must be destroyed right???
So whats some REAL world feeback from building a "real man block" motor???
How many specialized parts do I need for the Boss 302 block?? and/or Dart.
How much machining for both? Lifter Boss tops too??
I'm gonna sell my dream car- I'm a student- (66fairlane race car, bought last fall) to just build this car insane and go real fast, almost wish it was an automatic so I could go real fast with the big boys here, but I love rowin gears!
"Build it fast enough to break it, then build it faster, fast enough to put in an automatic...then it becomes boring."-Hot Rod the Movie-1979