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Old 08-18-2004, 12:56 PM
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Hey ,thanks everyone !
Tyler, thats an interesting thought .... Especially since this motor was actually run opposite first and then changed to be standard rotation with no machining done . Just a cam swap etc.

And thanks for the seal info.

Cord, the oil pump can't go the other way . It will pull oil OUT of the bearings instead of pump it in . The cam gear is special as well as the distributer gear ,so that the distributer still turns normal and that is what turns the oil pump . That much I remember .....

This was sort of a donor motor until the original motor was out of the shop . He thought it would last a little while ..... After reading the receipt from what had been done to this engine at one time , it is really scary !! Especially the part about the crank shaft with the question mark after it .........

We may never know but we are wondering if the bottom end had the wrong bearings in it . The crank is standard , maybe it had under size bearings for some reason . I only say this because ,now it comes out that , NOW they remember when putting it together ,that the crank had play in it when trying to turn it with a pry bar ........... I think that " would leave a mark ".........
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