Joisey don't smell funny
Weather finally gave me a break to get the leaking rear brake line replaced. While the sun holds out & I'm under there with the creeper, going to drain the chunk and put new gear oil in.
i mean i would understand if i was getting on it and it gave out doing something cool like in a mud hole. but it gave out going to a bonfire offroad on newyears eve, didnt even get to offroad it really.
it was a 351w stroked with a 418 kit but with 60 over pistons making it a 425ci. dont actually remember where i got the block, think i bought it used cheap a long time ago for my 88 but it sat around, my notes say it was from from an e-series van, was a non-roller block. built it back in 2016. dont drive it a lot so it might have like 10-15k miles on it. never really had a build thread for it, jsut a few pics in my Supermotors page assembling it
there valve covers Scott Drake which makes all sorts of fancy looking stuff, usually for classics. they sell these covers all over, even JBG. there not designed for EFI but because my aftermarket intake i could. but dont know if they have much for BBF. defiantly not saying Bronco on them anyways, but maybe a finned style at leastI dig those valve covers. Where'd you get those at? I need something like that for my 460 when it goes into my Bronco.
there valve covers Scott Drake which makes all sorts of fancy looking stuff, usually for classics. they sell these covers all over, even JBG. there not designed for EFI but because my aftermarket intake i could. but dont know if they have much for BBF. defiantly not saying Bronco on them anyways, but maybe a finned style at least
I gave up trying to get the alum tall covers on my 460. They kept leaking due to trying to manipulate them under the hydrovac on the drivers side & screwing up the gasket. It was like having Parkinsons then trying to thread a needle.In my excitement I also forgot why I haven't ever used an aftermarket valve cover on a 460 and that's because of the huge a/c box under the hood on the 73-79 trucks and 78/79 Broncos. It's hard to fit taller covers if at all with that box there.
pulled the engine from the 96 this weekend and disassembled it. was really hopingit was jsut top end damage. boy was i wrong. goodbye 425ci Windsor........
pretty much everything is ruined. for the crank to still be spun over, i never seen an engine with as much damage
timing chain broke
cam timing gear broken in half. cam pin sheared. cam retainer plate shattered
7 of 8 exhaust valves bent and stuck wide open
one thrown rod. one mangled rod. rings on thrown rod shattered
crankshaft rod journal worn 0.070" down
lower cylinder walls broken
windage tray and oil pan torn
almost nothing on the block is salvageable. bolts, rocker arms, and surprisingly pushrods are all that made it. sad day. guessing it had a spun bearing for a long time for the journal to have that much wear. would expect to see low oil pressure and scorching on hte crank and rod but did not. never made any knocking noise till right before the failure