Major set back AGAIN!!

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  1. blugene

    blugene Senior member Supporting Member

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    Man I sure hope it didn't do something to my trans..
     
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    How much nitrous were you running when this happened!?! :shocked:

    Seriously,.... sorry about your luck there. That is a pretty weird way for that to let go. Betting it had a lot of miles on it before getting rebuilt, and then a stress crack in there, maybe a long time before it was re-used. I certainly wouldn't be using that engine builder again. I doubt that they know what Magnaflux even is ....
     
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    Get a mtr from Jasper out of Evansville Ind.,they are about the best w/ a good warranty which is good anywhere in the nation if it fails.I know how you feel as I`m working on a 02 Dodge ram 2500 diesel to tow my car right now.I`ve almost done all the things I want to do to it right now but between the trk & my sons wedding on the 13 of Sept. there is no money for the Mav at the moment.:meh:
     
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    Still have not found the cap and two bolts to the broken rod. I'll turn it upside down once i'm done and look into the block. I am also going to see if I can determine if the block is my original. I found several things that look untouched, like the ground cable. The crank sensor plug also looks like it has never been off. If it's my origional block then I will be of the opinion that I did not get a rebuild like I paid for. Starting to look like he put refurbished heads and a timing set.
    I also found a surprise laying in the valley. Bolt laying in valley 2014-09-03 13.54.09.jpg

    This time spent and scene should be with my Comet! Shop view during engine swap 2014-09-03 17.43.19.jpg
     
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    By the way. At the bottom of the shop pic you can see part of a plastic tub. The new motor came in a clam shell tub. The motor was sitting on that pallet it's on inside the clam. The warehouse I picked it up at had thousands of motors in the clams and in wooden crates also. Never seen so many motors at once.
     
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    I take it your back WAS feeling better
     
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    I always mark my block and heads with a letter die set. I also do this on my transmission cases...:yup:
    Collin just had a 5.0 built for his Mav. he stamped his initials at the end of the block #, on the heads and the crankshaft. he pointed this out to the guy that was building the motor. he told him it's so ...when he checked the block #s to get the year he would know what the CE at the end was. (also let him know it was marked for ID purposes)...
     
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    Sounds like the place that I got my Suburban motor from. First one came in a clam shell. The second one came in a wooden crate.
     
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    I guess it depends on where they get them from...:huh:
     
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    Yea. Pretty sore now :grumpy:
     
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    I was told they only have so many "clams"...and when they are all full....they crate them.
     
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    Yeah Gene, I'm thinking you may be right. I'd almost bet that guy cleaned it up a bit on the outside, put on a different set of heads and a timing chain, and ripped you off for the cost of a rebuild job. Crooks like that never stay in business long, they get found out sooner or later. Wish I were closer, I'd give you a hand........
     
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    The first guy was supposed to rebuild it due to mileage. It dropped a valve seat and he insisted I overheated the motor. Im out of town till Sunday night so not able to do any research or work on it.
     
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    Hey Gene:
    Pull this webpage info up and look it over
    http://underthehood.mahleclevite.com/?p=246
    .. This will tell you if you have a REMAN or the Original Block.. If your block was remanufactured , the bearings would more likely be UNDERSIZED ..and the bearings would be much NEWER than the model of your Truck .
    This is from Dr.Bill here at CAMEO . Lemmeno what you find ..
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    Shouldn't the 6 or so numbers on the block match up with the VIN plate if it's the original motor?
     

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