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post #1 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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My Corvette Died... :(

So, at the last autocross event, my Vette started making a really loud clicking noise, and eventually locked up the engine! Yikes!

The good news is that it was just "rod knock", and some of the bearings were fried. Got the whole engine apart, and it looks to be in good shape. New crankshaft, bearings, and 2 new rods, and it'll be good to go. More pictures to come...


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well, that sucks...but now you have an excuse to make it faster.

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post #3 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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It just needs to last me until next spring, when I can order my car from Camaro Scotty!

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post #4 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 11:00 AM
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Sorry to hear that. Good luck with everything.

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 11:24 AM
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Wow that stinks.

Well, hope you get it back on the road without much grief!

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 12:07 PM
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Sorry to hear it. So now make it a strocker Gotta replace the crank anyway.

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post #7 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 12:57 PM
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How many miles on the engine?

Dirt!

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 01:43 PM
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A few upgrades wouldn't hurt since it's apart.

I hope that with even a fresh stock rebuild you'll be enjoying it again soon.
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post #9 of 9 Old 05-05-2008, 04:43 PM
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Ouch I know the feeling believe me. Wish mine was that simple though

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