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Old 01-25-2008, 08:15 PM   #151
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William I know the feeling all too well . It was a real kick in the nuts when my motor died the very same day I just spent 4k+ for my Intense transmission. Keep your head up man.


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Sure seems like it. Darkshadow is on motor #5, Will on motor #3 (hopefully not), McGrath on motor #3...I bet there'* more
I donít know if I posted on here about it but the spring which regulates oil pressure was thought to be the cause of 2nd motors demise. The spring got jammed up in the housing sending my oil pressure so high while spinning 6í300 rpm on dyno the oil just could not flow. My cam seized in the block it was so bad. If it wasn't for that damn spring I would still have that motor and an extra 2k in my pocket.

Iím pretty sure dirt head racing & old blue eyes and Boosty went through 3 motors last year also.


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Old 01-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #152
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Don't say that. Remember, you ARE part of the curse. Don't jinx yourself (no pun intended).
*** Break out Tyvek suit and Respirator...the Bonnie is getting a coat of GM Medium Blue Metallic!!! ***

There'* more than one way to avoid this damn curse
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:51 PM   #153
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It was a Pleasure to see William again and even better to finally get a chance to meet his father in person... Its sad to see the car leave in the manner that it will be leaving, but the car will make its return trip home... The resurrection will come along in the future..

To the The Boozes... It was great getting a chance to shoot the breeze with you guys for a while.. Hope to see you all again in the future under better circumstances

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It'* a shame that Gwen had to head back home on a trailer. One thing to look forward to though, is that when she'* up and running again she'll be running better than ever.


Oh, and Curt...I know someone who could take that spare longblock off your hands and free up some garage space.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:14 PM   #155
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Pics of the occasion, if you can call it that.

Don came over for a bit (as evidenced in his posts), and lent a hand at tearing down the old motor so it could take a ride with them.
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Then I took a swing
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Then we got smart....Will should be the one doing this!! But by that time, we had already popped off the heads. No biggie...it'* gonna take all of us to get that block in the trunk.
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Father Booze in a rare Kodak moment (Keep pushing!! It'* crowning!!!)
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All the while this is going on, Gwen just has that look....
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3800s both in the front and in the rear....
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Lining it up
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On the trailer. I'm swiping back my battery (his old one crapped out on him) and my factory airbox.
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They left this morning when I left for work. That should put them back in their neck of the woods around 7pm today.

They were much more receptive of the failure than I expected. Wills dad commented on how nice the engine looked, and it still does run fairly strong. All it really needs is the crank kit and a rod or two from the old engine to make it perfect. Both Don and myself hated seeing on the trailer, but unfortunately time is running sparse for the both of us, and we just can't do this job again.

To the dad, I like to thank you for your understanding that these things happen, and never for good reason (he told us all the story of his own engine failures for no apparant reason after buildups), and it was good shooting the crap with you. Will, I hope to see you again for SEBF this year, we may try to make it for NEBF but if not, I'm sure you can pull a lef or two to make it down here in October
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Father Booze does look a bit like MOS, our dear class clown...

Hopefully the Boozes can get Gwen straighted out again.
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In talking to Booze'* dad I will bet that Gwen will live again in a performance sort of way... Booze'* dad is himself a gearhead..

Again it was really cool to get the chance to meet his dad in person... Even tho I wasn't there all that long it was all good..

William is going to learn a lot about what makes a 3800 tick in the somewhat future

So Till then I will await the resurrection of Gwen Part 2

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Oh, and Curt...I know someone who could take that spare longblock off your hands and free up some garage space.
Come see me/PM me. Since I will be keeping the spare blower and manifold, the actual long block will go pretty cheap.

I've gotta start making room for the 5.0L Ford motor that should get here in a week or two (currently being over-bored)
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Hey guys, we're back. The trip home took slightly longer than the trip down had a bit of rain on the way back up but everything went pretty smooth. Almost lost a center cap though, went about 200 or so miles and pulled into a rest stop and I happened to look back before we got back in the expedition and i saw one of the popped off about halfway, one of the tabs broke on it O well.

We'll get a battery in the morning (or steal one from another vehicle) and get her off the trailer, not sure when she'll get garage space at the moment. Soon enough she'll be running again though.

Depending on the funds yeah there will be some performance stuff And ALOT of detailing

I loved hearing that Flowmaster again, she sounds reallly good, until you get on it a bit then you get the deadly knocking...Don't feel to bad guys, its no ones fault, these things happen, unfortunately it happened one after the other for me and 750 miles away. Overall yeah I am bummed, but this presents a few opportunities at the same time. I think the biggest thing for aside from getting a crank job will be the trans, I think we're gonna go ahead and get that all cleaned up and get a shift kit in that. Aside from that most everything else will probably be detailing.

Again, I thank you guys so much for everything!

Took a few pictures this morning...
11.5 mpg!!! YES (that was on the way down, we have yet to calculate the haul back up...


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i'm so sorry guys... i should have known... it came out of a white van...

i really feel like crap about all this.
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