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Re: What really happened.

To: spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: What really happened.
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 10:30:13 EDT
In a message dated 6/20/02 1:51:17 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
davriker@pacbell.net writes:

> I couldn't resist pulling the pan on the
> 77 to figure out what went wrong.  Can't explain why, but the crankshaft
> broke right where the #4 rod journal meets the last counter weight.  The
> force of it all happening at 70 MPH, 4000 RPM split the rear main cap in
> two, and stretched the rear of the block!  Wow what a twisted mess inside.
> Absolutely nothing reusable from the bottom end as it appears that the 
> force
> bent all of the rods, even the cam looks bent.  SUCKS!  Anyone need a boat
> anchor?

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Jeez!  Sounds like you have the makings for a nifty coffee table base.  
Degrease the whole mess, paint it black or silver, and buy a round sheet of 
table glass to sit on top.  

Just a suggestion!

Allen Hefner
SCCA Philly Region Rally Steward
'77 Midget
'75 Midget "The Project"
'92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

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