Do you deliver? :thumbup
I actually got that transmission off Ebay. It came in a crate all the way from Indiana. The guy I bought it off of had it rebuilt for his Foxbody with a 460. I guess he decided to go bigger with power and decided to use a different transmission or so that was the story. No one else bid on it and I got it for like 100 bucks since there was no reserve. He had it listed as freight included in the price which is why I bid. He didn't know it was gonna cost like $200 to ship it. Once he realized that, after the sale, he called me and we actually split the freight cost since I was still getting it dirt cheap and otherwise he wasn't gonna be able to get it to me.I've been thinking about this a lot lately, (I really love engine porn, but probably should get on with my life!) at first I was wondering if the pin on the cam broke, but then again, you'd probably have a lot more damage from piston to valve contact. Then there is also the probability that the cam may have been dropped during shipping or was just plain bad.
I guess i'm just wondering if the motor failed because of the cam, or the cam failed because of the motor?
That's why I was curious as to how the bottom end was. In other words, did #8 bearing seize up because of an oil issue? You could have picked up a piece of silicone , RTV, etc in the oil pump or as said earlier, did you twist your stock oil pump drive? I used to run Cleveland in the old days and if you ran a HV pump with a stock drive, it would end up looking like licorice.
Anxiously waiting for more (for some unknown reason, I really need to get a life, sigh....) opc1:
Also, if you're liking these pics so much maybe I should start chargin'. :goodfinge
Just to elaborate even further, I found piston skirt pieces all the way in the plenum under the carb. That was before I had the engine yanked out and I had removed the carb to start salvaging things under the hood.Back in post 17, how did metal get in the ports?
Speed Pro Piston. Matches the lightning bolt design on the skirt.