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That's what that noise was!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pvfjr, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. pvfjr

    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    That\'s what that noise was!

    I was plauged for months by this horrid sratching sound, slowly progressing over time. Almost like a fan on a schroud. It was driving me crazy, cause I couldn't find it for the life of me, it was randomly intermittent, and I had eliminated almost everything. Then a friend made a comment about my "polished balancer" and I began to wonder why it was so clean... /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

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  2. chevyfumes

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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    So what, something hit the bottom of the x member and then the balancer rubbed a whole in it??? /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    Wow! now thats a nice mod u got there. So, whats wrong? the motor mounts loosen and she tilted forward or what??
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    I would say broken motor mounts.
     
  5. pvfjr

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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    Yeah, the motor mounts were completely shot! New ones really lifted that engine back up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    DAYUM! /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif Did you pull the belts off the balancer pulley and check for play? How much did you grind off the balancer it self? If it's been rubbing for awhile, I'd be worried about that front main bearing. With the mounts broken and the engine sagging enough to rest on the balancer, something had to support all that weight. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    Holy crap i bet thats exactly what the noise was on my truck then too! Kinda sounded likt there was a wire hanging down and hiting the fan right? Mine usally only did it taking corners and mine was a longbed pickup too. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    I don't think that would have been a problem. It tended to do it more when I was compression braking real hard, or putting a load on the p/s pump, or alternator, anything that kinda make the engine tweak a little. I got crate engines in my sights anyway, this one will work until it breaks.

    What do you guys think about that crossmember? It also has a crack on one of the ends, and now this. Should I get one of those Missourri Offroad Outfitters crossmembers? I was thinking about that, but I also want to do that ford shock tower thing, and wouldn't want the crossmember to be in tha way of that.
     
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    Re: That\'s what that noise was!

    My dads truck did that too. When you changed the mounts, did you closely inspect the pieces the mounts bolt to?

    Both mine and my dads were cracked in that location. (either the crossmember or the metal pieces bolted to the crossmember)

    His '74 was in much worse shape crack wise than mine.
     

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