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    Time for a new bottom end

    So, there's a hole in my stock block. My buddy and I have two different theories on how it got there. Either the starter mount points broke (one was in fact broken) and when I tried to start the car; the starter torqued over and smacked the block. The other possibility is that I threw a connecting rod. There are two things that point to this not being the problem. One, we can still turn the engine over by hand (breaker bar on the crank pulley bolt). Two, I never heard the god-aweful noise that comes with a rod breaking.

    On the brightside, this opens the door for me to finally upgrade my stock bottom end to compliment the Head/Cam/Intake swap I did in 2009. I'm looking at a Texas-Speed 402 LS2 short block and just swapping all of my stuff over. I'm debating weather or not I want to keep my nitrous kit and spray on the new block or sell it to offset the price of the new build.

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    ouch!!!

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    Congrats on the motivation to build it up?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Congrats on the motivation to build it up?....
    Well, I have the money in my savings...it was going towards a F1A Procharger and low compression 402, so now it looks like I'll have a high compression 402

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    Double post...my computer is f'ing with me today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Well, I have the money in my savings...it was going towards a F1A Procharger and low compression 402, so now it looks like I'll have a high compression 402
    You, uh, changed your mind. Decided you would like to see how far you can go N/A first?.....


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    Since that won't buff out, grab the TIG and seal her back up. Problem solved.


    Seriously, very sorry to see. Pics like that hurt to look at. RIP 346 cubes of fun.

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    Congrats on the motivation to build it up?....
    This^^^

    On the plus side, it happened in winter. My cars always blow up in the middle of cruise season

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