Progress Thread Hoopty5.0's non-hoopty-clean-up-project

hoopty5.0

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After some digging, it was determined that the flywheel is 0 balance, on a 50oz motor. So, back apart it all comes LMAO.
 
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bird_dog0347

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I can only assume you're teaching her to hotwire cars? Every pic of her in the car has the column and or dash wires exposed.
 
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It was an honest mistake that was made good by the seller. New flywheel is in the mail.
That's good news, hopefully it didn't do any real damage to the engine. Twenty two years ago in my old notchback my balancer failed and I drove it home (like an 18 year old idiot) about 20 miles and it ended up doing quite a bit of damage. The wrist pin on the #6 cylinder walked it's way into the cylinder wall creating a nice big gash all the way up and down the bore. Thus I had to buy a new block and rotating assembly...
 
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hoopty5.0

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That's good news, hopefully it didn't do any real damage to the engine. Twenty two years ago in my old notchback my balancer failed and I drove it home (like an 18 year old idiot) about 20 miles and it ended up doing quite a bit of damage. The wrist pin on the #6 cylinder walked it's way into the cylinder wall creating a nice big gash all the way up and down the bore. Thus I had to buy a new block and rotating assembly...
Its got 30 seconds of run time between 2 starts. I wasn't 100% sure it was a dead cylinder the first time so I checked it all and restarted. Should be ok. The shortblock was recently rebuild so I have that going for me too (I hope)
 
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Glad to see those inserts sell like hotcakes. I exchanged a few messages with that gent early on when I was designing my inserts. He really did a good job thinking them through.

One day i'll actually get around to installing my Brembos.
 
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