> I don't know what's wrong with me. I just realized I posted
> this in the wrong section. I couldn't figure out what happened
> to my post. At least it was in a Chevy section. I finally
> crawled under the car yesterday with a flaslight and removed
> the #8 piston. It is in worse condition than I thought last
> time. It turns out the con rod broke(as I thought). Then, the
> piston flew up and hit the head... HARD! It hit so hard that
> the piston bent~.
> The lower half of the piston is completely gone! Everything
> below the bottom oil-scraping ring is gone. The broken con rod
> then fell and became jammed up between the crankshaft and the
> bottom of the block. The block and crank is completely
> trashed. It doesn't matter though.
> I've decided to build myself a low budget performance
> engine. I have already bought a 350 Chevy SB block from a '92
> camaro bored .030 over. It has already had $400 worth of work
> done to it. I'm getting it for about $225 after shipping.
> I'm getting an engine kit that comes with all new pistons,
> rings, rods, bearings, timing, gaskets, cam, rollers, oil
> pump, ect... I'm also going to get new rockers, pushrods, and
> springs. I already have some HUGE new 2.08 racing valves that
> I'm planning on using(if I can get them to fit).
> The heads, I might see if I can find some from the auto
> recyclers in good shape. Of course I can't leave them in stock
> condition. I'm going to get the seats sized up to fit the
> valve size(by a machine shop). All of the porting and
> polishing work I will probably do myself. I don't plan on
> taking off too much since the walls could be weakened too
> The only thing I haven't figured out so far is the intake
> and exhaust manifolds. The completed engine is estimated to be
> well under $1000! :twisted:
Iím going to post a question on the intake in the Chevy cars section.