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The Gods Must Love Me

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cricket, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. Cricket

    Cricket 3/4 ton status

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    Fubared........ again.............ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    For those unfamiliar with the saga. I'm in the middle of a TBI upgrade and I had an engine knock in a 2 year old crate motor I wanted to address while I was at it. Got the worst possible news. Number 6 piston keeper was either installed improperly or junk from the rebuilder. There is an unflattering 1/4 deep groove in the cylinder wall on either side of my piston. Piston itself is roasty toast.

    I sit and shake my head.

    Somebody remind me what it was I found appealing in fixing up old trucks and emptying my wallet in the dirt. :doah: Maybe it's the horse abuse that I crave.

    We need a new smiley on this board Steve, one that's laying on it's face.
     
  2. TSGB

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    That sucks James. Yay or nay on the April 8th run?
     
  4. Leper

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    Time to go blow it up and drop in a TPI 502!!!!
     
  5. Cricket

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    Hard to say John. I'd give it a 50/50 chance of being replaced by then. I can always ride along and annoy the piss out of somebody. :D
     
  6. BizeeB65

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    OH NO BUDDY!!! After all that carb tuning then the TBI install, now this???? Really sorry to hear. I know a guy here in L'ville that is selling a newly bored to 355.c.i smallblock with pistons and complete heads for $200. Want me to inquire more for you?
     
  7. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The gods might be on your ass, but I love you, James..........:D
     
  8. fred2mihi

    fred2mihi 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    :):) Two really nice guys that won't ever have to replace their parking spots! :):) "Cricket," I just saw a nice looking Ram Charger this past weekend! Just east of I-25 at Fort Collins on Highway 14, I think you would look just "GRAND" in that vehiculer Mr. Mopar! :):)

    fred2mihi
     
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    It's always something. I am in the same boat. One step forward, two steps back. Makes me afraid to work on my junk. Drink your troubles away, or die tryin'!!!

    John
     
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    You could inquire on that for me... =)
     
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    Jiminy fuel injection is a bad idea, you just need to scrap it and order a goodwrench motor with carb!!!!!



































    Then send the injection stuff with whomever you are riding with for OCG on the 8th so I can throw it on the jimmy.:D
     

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