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Old 11-05-2018, 05:41 AM
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400 miles no issues, Tinted the windows, replaced pads and rotors, new bluetooth radio because why not. Love driving the car everyday even if it is a DTR
It’s a great feeling when you get over the first few miles where you find out if you totally screwed up or not!

Enjoy it!
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:47 AM
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Thanks!. Put 30 miles on it today no issues thus far. It is a slow process though because DTR.
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I always thought a 30 mile trip in a DTR would take close to a week.
You can explain to your co-workers that is the reason why you are late to work everyday.



(speaking of which....gotta go!)
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Old 12-05-2018, 07:54 PM
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Long story short. Had an oiling issue in the driver's side head. Tore it apart in the car found a loose cam cradle causing a lack of oil pressure to the front 2 cylinders intake cams tap tap tap. Not my fault paid an engine builder to assemble a long block SMH. It is running. Had a temp issue due to me just being done with working on the car. Burped cooling system car is up and running.

I serviced this car 3 or 4 year's before I had a Marauder. I got the opportunity to buy it last winter with a blown engine. I knew I always wanted it but the timing was bad. I fought this car every step of the way but I drove it today and it felt good. Thank you to this community fir your help. Bryan, I was ready to fire sale this car I appreciate your help very much. 300k miles, brought back to life....................
And just when I thought I was out of the wood's on this car it takes out the thrust bearing with 900 miles on the rebuild. Welp, back to step one I guess. F to tha UCK THIS CAR, IT WILL NOT LET ME WIN. Consider it parked until I get motivated again or it might just catch on fire. Feeling defeated.
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:33 PM
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Props! saving its a no brainer if you can.
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Old 12-06-2018, 06:41 AM
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If it is a flexplate issue, I have a non-SFI 8 bolt flexplate.
Never used it, as I wanted an SFI rated flexplate when I built my 5.0 big bore engine.
It's yours if you cover the shipping.
I'll shoot a picture of it tonight and post it if you want it.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:52 AM
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Ill let you all know what I find when I get it out of the car again. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:23 PM
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That sucks man, but don’t give up!
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:10 AM
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Update. 4 months later engine is still not done. Crank is trashed had to buy an Eagle replacement. Engine builder said the thrust bearing was trashed but couldn't tell me why. I showed him video's of converter to flex plate clearance. You would think that I would be a priority I guess not.
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Stock Block/Heads 11.08 @ 122.39mph, 25psi
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Update. 4 months later engine is still not done. Crank is trashed had to buy an Eagle replacement. Engine builder said the thrust bearing was trashed but couldn't tell me why. I showed him video's of converter to flex plate clearance. You would think that I would be a priority I guess not.
Pray tell that I won't need my motor rebuilt anytime soon. If so, I'll contact MartyO and ask him to recommend someone. Interesting thread, similar to Agent2006.
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:35 AM
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Pray tell that I won't need my motor rebuilt anytime soon. If so, I'll contact MartyO and ask him to recommend someone. Interesting thread, similar to Agent2006.
It's been a nightmare.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:12 PM
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Hey Neil: sometimes you gotta step away for a bit, before you go all JackNicholson/Shining...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDpipB4yehk


No way a thrust bearing should wipe out at 400 miles, hopefully the engine builder will step up. Or, get a Aviator motor to get her driving...
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:17 PM
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I had to step away for a while too as these cars can be a PITA. How did you know the thrust bearing went out, did the motor not start one day, or did the crank have play?

Mine makes a ticking, click, knock, from the bellhousing, I think loose flexplate bolts but not sure. Going to start getting back into it here soon.
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I had to step away for a while too as these cars can be a PITA. How did you know the thrust bearing went out, did the motor not start one day, or did the crank have play?

Mine makes a ticking, click, knock, from the bellhousing, I think loose flexplate bolts but not sure. Going to start getting back into it here soon.
Had to put a shim on the starter thought it was because of the 8 bolt crank and different flex plate. Started getting noises from transmission area behind block in front of converter. Noticed black belt dust on alternator. Finally took a pry bar the crank pulley clunk clunk. Oil was copper colored.
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