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BattlestarGalactic

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Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« on: July 07, 2019, 04:57:08 AM »
Got the wagon together Thursday, fired up and running Friday, loaded and ready for the race on Saturday.
Made one pass, started to break up at 1000ft mark.  Gave up and brought it back to the trailer and pulled the plugs.  All was well, except for #1.  It was kinda rust red colored.    :-[

Looks like the engine is coming out.   It's got issues.  Cracked cylinder?  Deck?  I couldn't find anything when I had the heads off.  I carefully looked at each cylinder best I could and found no apparent cracks.  The heads are only hand worked 23 yrs ago so highly doubt any issue there.

Might be looking for a block?  I'm going to try to get it torn down today some, not sure if I get it pulled too?  Time will tell.  I'm out of commission for awhile.  I'm good with it.  I've gotten 19 consecutive yrs of racing on that NOS block, it has paid its dues.

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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2019, 07:05:13 AM »
Sorry to hear Larry. You did get a good lifespan out of the old girl. I know it’s early but have you though about what your gonna build. Same motor different block or do you want to go faster.? I know you do a lot of racing so consistency is a big thing. Sometimes the faster you go the less consistent you are.

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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2019, 08:17:53 AM »
I bet there was a lot wheel standing launches in 19 years!! Still sorry to hear it is coming apart. Hope it goes back together for you quickly.
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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 08:26:22 AM »
Do a compression check or pump some air in cylinders to get an idea of problem?

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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 11:01:13 AM »
I know it's #1,  it's coming for a better look.

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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 01:03:16 PM »
That sucks !

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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2019, 02:29:05 PM »
  19 years of hard racing. Now that's FORD TOUGH!!!!!
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Re: Well, that didn't go as planned.............
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2019, 06:07:30 PM »
Good run for that one. May live yet I bet.
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