Originally Posted by radomirthegreat
Congratulations on the experience (and fun) so far. Do you have any work restricting snow over there?
No snow here, and of the two times it did this year the snow came overnight and didn't last till about noon the next morning
Anywho, here we go. Main Bearings & Cam bearings; left to right is front to back:
Previous pictures showed the fron cam bearing was gone, you can kinda see the rest in the picture but the are all good. You can easily tell the front main bearing is gone, middle is still usable as is:
the other middle is still good too, and the bottom of the rear is mostly ok but worn out on the corner:
the caps, again, front and rear are trashed, middle two are still good:
Rod Bearings, all look good, there are scuff marks from the trash in the oil but none of them are worn out to the copper:
The crank looks good, aside from some scuffing cause of trash in the oil:
Dad said when he pulled these out one of the rods were backwards facing the wrong direction though all the pistons were correct the FSM says it doesn't matter but he has heard that it does, atleast for the older V8'* that he is used to working with. All of the pistons are no good, only the thrust side of each is scuffed, except the #6 piston which is scuffed on both sides...you cant really see it in the picture though:
Cylinder walls all look the same, you can see the scuffing here, also in the pictures above:
So the only thing we can think of is maybe the Crank-line bore is off/misaligned...
and the tensioner and balance shaft are putting stress on the cam