Blown engine. No car for me at the Bash. updated w pics
I'll be there. Just no dragster. Grenaded the engine tonight. It's bad.
Made 2 time trials. Everything normal. First round. I ran dead on with a 3. Won the round but the motor let go right at the stripe. I hadn't even lifted yet. Looking through me new "oil pan inspection ports" it looks like the crank broke right behind the #3 main. That, or it pulled the webbing out of the block. I can see the big ends of #3 and #7 rods still attached to chunks of crankshaft.
I think it locked the motor for a split second at 6800 rpm and 140 mph. That broke the bellhousing a full 360° around. Couple of chunks of it are gone.
I just hope that my heads and converter/trans internals are ok. It's clear that the block and rotating assembly are scrap.
Really no complaints though. It was a good engine. Some where in the area of 1200 passes on it. About 130-140 passes since freshened.
I'll post some external pics when I unload the car from the trailer. I won't have time to pull it and do a tear down before the Bash.
86 T-Bird chassis car
Struts, ladders and W's
Alky injected BBF