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take a look at what happens when you wind a big block to tight..YUCK!
http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2001/02/projectFE/index.shtml

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I don't know which is worse, blowing up the first engine or the 6K it will cost to replace it. I sure would have liked to see that run though. Thanks for the post.
 

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Now I don't feel so bad about the time I destroyed my 302.

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As Charlie Brown would say, "Good Grief". A lot of grief anyway.
 

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Brings back some bad memories for me.Had a 3208 Cat V8 in my old Louisville tipper,dropped a valve ,spat a rod & looked very similar to that mess.Expensive!
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I saw that before.........ouch!

BTW, I see that you liked my "Thunderbird", it'll pass everything but a gas station. I wonder if the Chinese would like to see it. Wadya think.

Tom
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What they failed to tell you is that the failure was not caused by revving the old FE to high but their own ineptitude in building the motor to begin with. Having followed a lengthy discussion regarding this rebuild/failure on the FE Engine Forum it was generally agreed that the whole project was doomed to failure as the builders (Ford Muscle) were apparently more concerned with meeting an article deadline than with building a motor correctly. Some cases in point:

1. Failed to do most of the normally recommended oil mods for FE's built for what they intended.
2. They flattened a cam lobe in the early test runs. Replaced the cam and continued to run. Didn't disassemble the motor to find out why the original cam failed, nor did they even clean out the motor of any debris left by the failed cam.
3. Pictures of the build up clearly show a crack in one of the main bearing saddles.

Oh well. Another 428 motor blown up in the interest of selling magazines.

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