fastgt home     project     griggs     damage control     documentation     movies     links

Damage Control -- Play with power they say...

skip to page => 1 2 3 4 5 6

Jim408 sends us this picture of what an input shaft should not look like. This is indeed "playing with power"


What can I say... it appears the cam really was bad. It roached ALL the bearings, and I fear the block is toast as well.

I need to do more investigative work, but it is looking almost like there was no oil, except I know there was, both because the gauge, and because most of the lobes and lifters look great. Something else was wrong. These were the same bearings I have used in every 351w combo I have built to date as well, so I really don't think it was them. That leaves the cam, which my machinist said was 10 degrees off of the cam card from the get go. I should have known better than to even try to run it. *sigh*

The front bearing roached into the block. Can't tell yet if it spun or not...

Pulled the engine out and tore it down today. Here are some more pics. ick.

Click here for the next page