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Parts is parts... ???

Ahhh... The rebuild... Things were good. Then things were rough. Then things leaked.

The car was parked until the problem could be diagnosed. There was no single event that precipitated the failing of the motor that could be identified. After some analysis (as seen on the right) it appears that detonation has caused the ring landings of #3 piston to disintegrate along with the rings. Fortunately, the cylinder was not also damaged.

Current Status

The connecting rods, cylinders, and pistons are at the machine shop being balanced and reconditioned. The crank still needs to be inspected, but initial measurements show all mains to be in factory specs including run-out.

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