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I went racing last weekend, and well, to cut to the chase, the motor broke. It broke badly too. Appearantly I didnt have enough valve to piston clearance, and as my aluminum rods aged and stretched a little, one of them decided to get much too friendly with an exhuast valve. The head of the valve came off, knocked a big hole in the top of the piston, banged the cylinder all up, and worst of all, knocked a hole in my highly worked iron head. After taking several days to assess the damage, and come up with a preliminary sheet of what it's gonna cost to fix it, I have realized there is no way in hell I can do it. I dont have enough parts laying around to toss something together for next year either, and doubt I can afford to put something together. It really looks like, once again, I'm going to have to miss a year of racing. It really sucks. My first year back in Top, I narrowly missed a top 5 finish, and now it really looks like I wont be able to try again next year.


November 21, 2007 | 
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Date Posted: 2007-11-21 19:07:35
wat size motor is it? if its a common set up should be able to throw something together? wat about another motor swap until you get you primary fixed?
Date Posted: 2007-11-21 20:59:10
We had to fall back to a pretty tame 351W when our stroker stuff came apart...it was alot slower but we still did OK at the end of the day.
Ya go out and put down a couple of wins and that new motor is back together before ya know it.
Date Posted: 2008-03-01 05:05:07
I"ve been there to. just take your time because in the long run it cost you more then taking short cuts just get back on track. I've been down for 4years should be back soon.
Date Posted: 2008-05-18 14:10:30
I know your pain !!! I have been there, and that Ford stuffs not cheep :(

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