Another problem with my 383!

Old 12-04-2007, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mcarlo383
I just went ahead and pulled the motor to be safe, i found pistons 4 & 5 were no longer there, just a pile of rubble in the oil pan lol. im running 11.something comp. i think i should have spent the money on a forged rotating assembly from the start, but i suppose i learned the hard way.
I don't know that a forged assembly would have helped in this case. It sounds like you had some clearance issues there. Were the rods on those 2 pistons bent or any chunks taken out at the base of the cylinders? Any gouges on the cam? Any evidence of contact on the heads?

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Old 12-04-2007, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mcarlo383
I just went ahead and pulled the motor to be safe, i found pistons 4 & 5 were no longer there, just a pile of rubble in the oil pan lol. im running 11.something comp. i think i should have spent the money on a forged rotating assembly from the start, but i suppose i learned the hard way.
Well I don't know for sure, call me a skeptic, :lol: :lol: :lol: But that might cause alittle blow by and oil in the headers! :wink:

I know it's a bitter pill to swallow, but far as the foreged pistons go your beter off having learned this lesson on a cheaper set first I think.
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