It was a great weekend racing, then it wasn't

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  1. dvw

    dvw Well-Known Member

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    Running GLSSA at 131 Motorsports Park. Car was great. 60ft s within .005.. My entire family surprised me. Sons, daughters laws, grand kids, their inlaws and some friends all showed up as well. 131 is 150 miles from my house. A great cookout and even watched NHL playoffs outside Sat night during the rain with a camp fire. Qualified #9 . Had a terrific match up in rd#2 against Brad Zaskowskis SS/H 67 Nova. He hadn't lost a rd in 3racces and was the points leader. There was a $100 bounty on his head. Double breakout. Got him by .0003. Went to the semis 5th rd. Car slowed .04? Then it dropped .10 on the #3 1/8 th mile bracket pass. We checked fluids, throttle opening, oil, coolant , timing, dist cap, vacuum, fuel pressure. Nothing. Then it stalled on the way up to the 4th rd. Found the MSD ground loose. Fixed it and staged. Bad vibration from the motor right after the leave. Well the picture tells the story.
    Doug
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    • patrick66

      patrick66 Well-Known Member

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      Ouch!
       
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      • Red63440

        Red63440 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Sorry to see that….
         
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        Not the way your want to break out Doug ! Condolences...
         
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        If you're not breakin' stuff you're not tryin'. I know you'll get it back together in no time. Do you have another block ready?
         
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        • ruffcut

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          THATS RACING!!!! sorry to see that. ruffcut
           
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          66Satellite47 FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          Maybe I can't read but doesn't that time slip say you won?
           
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          Oh No!! :(

          Mopars don't break!!! (most of the time anyway).
          You'll get 'em next time too!
          It is a blessing when the family hangs with you tho. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
           
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          Dave6T4 Well-Known Member

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          Ouch! Sorry to see that.
          Knock, Knock.
          Who's there?
          Rod!
           
        • Budnicks

          Budnicks You Can Just Thank Me Later FBBO Gold Member

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          that's messed up

          sorry to see & hear that...
           
        • davek

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          :BangHead: BUMMER
           
        • PurpleBeeper

          PurpleBeeper Well-Known Member

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          Damn....sorry to see that
           
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          Wow,not good
           
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          Ouch. We want pictures of the autopsy though. Morbid curiosity.
           
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          • moparedtn

            moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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            Oh man, very sorry to see that! Repairable?
             
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              dvw Well-Known Member

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              Motor is out, pan is off. #3 rod journal was hot. Broke #3 rod. #3 and 4 rod and piston are trashed. Pan needs repair. Don't know if the block can be repaired. Its a Mega block. New blocks are $5000-$7000. So far cam and lifters look OK. Might have bent a couple valves. It was leaving really good.

              Doug
               
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              • moparedtn

                moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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                :(:(
                 
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                  Sorry to hear it send us the autopsy results please not being rude.. looked like a great launch ! I hope the block can be repaired! Best of luck!
                   
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                  Very sorry to hear/see the bad news there. Your car just drips with BadAss Awesome-ness (look it up-there's a pic of the car in the definition).
                  Really hope to see it back in action soon.
                   
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