So I ran into a little problem with my stroker motor. Lets just say that multiple factors led to premature bearing wear, and ultimately low oil pressure. So ... Show moreafter some diagnosis I came to the conclusion that the engine needed to be pulled and gone thru.
Upon disassembly it was worse than I thought!
Not only did I eat the crank bearings, but it appears that I started to spin the #5 and #6 rod bearings.
So I disassembled the WHOLE engine! Well at least I found where my mysterious oil leak was coming from, notice the pushed out timing cover gasket.
So I had the crank and rods reground, and the block hot tanked again, so I had to repaint.
My engine ran a little rich for awhile as you can tell by the piston, on the left is a after cleaning, right before.
Heres a shot of my pile of bad parts, yeah that copper color is a bad thing!
So with everything layed out the rebuilding process began.
Heres a shot of me and the stroker getting ready to go back in, and after some last minute adjustments it was all set.
She's not quite ready yet, I plan to try and upgrade the intake, before I get her going again. In the mean time I have started doing some work on the Dana 44. Hopefully I can get it done soon, my Dana 35 is not holding up too good in the rear, I had to weld the spider gears because they started to make noise so currently I have a Lincoln Locker in the rear. Show Less