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 Post subject: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:31 am 
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well i promised id post pictures of the build. well this isnt waht i planned but im going to show the damage that was sustained at etown just starting the car for its first outing. Either this was aHUGE parts failure fluke, or i missed something BIG time, or the the msd did cause a backfire which casued major damage or it hydraulicd/ ignited unburnt fuel causing big backfire. Personally i thing the backfire was the result not the cause. I think the cars cursed...murphys law came here on vacation and never left cause he liked it so much!

so here goes....


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:38 am 
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notice how # 8s dome is cleaner than the rest? could this of come from being fuel soaked??


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:43 am 
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The cylidner liners are normally 1 piece. The #8 decided to become 2 pices...ow wait 750 pieces !!! notice how it cracked off the top of sleeve. Thsi block was previosuly used for 40 dyno pulls in an engine competition so it had some seasoning on it. Maybe it was fractured already and just its time??


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:47 am 
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ohh the heads were (past tense) NOS.... im so glad i put them on. notice the pieces of ring nicely wedged into most of the other chambers. i need 8 new pistons too....
Its interetseing the top ring goes nearly exactly to where the sleeve seperated at TDC...


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:50 am 
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the junk in the pan is from the bottom of the liner...


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:53 am 
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thats what the liners look like new...
the picture of the piston shows the top portion of the liner wrapped around the piston. it seprated from the remainder of sleeve!


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:56 am 
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That space is where the top of the liner normally is. it fractured. But was that the cause or result of something else??

By the way

Thanks to Andrew for the thread name "Pandoras Block"


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:58 am 
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bottom of sleeve


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:03 am 
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looks like my winter is starting early. I will be "back" next year and hope to run consistently at top of class. i have a few month head start now so i should be ready..


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:08 am 
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NOW the first build


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:46 am 
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i admire your persistence, good luck and maybe we will see you at the track anyway if you can make the NED race!

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Ryan, Let me know if I can help in anyway. Any chance of putting an iron block in the Camaro and coming out to dial in the Suspension?

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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
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i just sol;d the duplicate of this block in cast iron a few weeks ago. who would of guessed...it wouldnt of been legal but i could of run at least....


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 Post subject: Re: "Pandoras Block" AKA zL1 unbuild, 1st build, rebuild
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:56 am 
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Hang in there Ryan. :winner We all can't wait to see the car back together. Let me know if there is anything I can do.

Next build leave the hand grenade out!


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