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Re: Charlie Evans Project

Post  patfromjersey on January 2nd 2012, 3:16 am

This was a great read! It's really a privilege to know you guys. Thank you! Cool There's more than just horsepower in this thread. If you don't get it, re-read!
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Post  Curt on January 2nd 2012, 10:09 am

Sorry about the bad luck Uncle Charlie.
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Post  jbozzelle on January 2nd 2012, 12:27 pm

Ok. I'm lost. Did the breakage cause the bearing material in the filter or vice versa? Or is that another issue altogether?

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Post  rmcomprandy on January 2nd 2012, 12:40 pm

jbozzelle wrote:Ok. I'm lost. Did the breakage cause the bearing material in the filter or vice versa? Or is that another issue altogether?

Yes, the drive breakage is probably the cause of the bearing damage ... when the oil pump stops delivering oil and the engine is still running, especially under load at higher RPM, there is usually SOME bearing damage. Sometimes very little or a lot more at other times and it usually depends upon how quick the reaction is to the mishap.

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Post  jbozzelle on January 2nd 2012, 12:45 pm

I figured that much. Just goes to show how little oil is needing to be missing for damage to occur.

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Post  jbozzelle on January 2nd 2012, 12:48 pm

c.evans wrote:Years and years ago, I had a new build, (a 455 Buick) on the dyno and we kicked a rod out the block and the oil pan, and I said screw it, it's a smoking hot mess,,,,,let's all go to lunch at Moon Light Bar-B-Que and deal with it after we'd had a few beers. My buddy Jim Netherland couldn't believe how laid back I was about it.

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The majority of us do it for the love and pure enjoyment of the sport. That's why we can just shrug it off and say we'll build another one. I just shrugged it off when we totalled Mikey's old dragster. I lost some money from it but that's what it's all about...

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Post  cool40 on January 3rd 2012, 12:12 am

good thing the mandrel broke now,in the car could'a been bad. pale


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Post  c.evans on January 3rd 2012, 2:23 am

Okay guys,

Everybody please count to ten and take a deep breath. I have said this before, but some of you are confused, so let me repeat and clarify.

1. The engine did NOT break or blow up.
2. The Stefs mandrel broke and we drive the oil pump, vacuum pump and alternator off of it.
3. I bought the mandrel and Phillip expressed his concerns about it to me before we ever bolted it on.
4. The engine was at the top end (6500-6800 rpm) of a warm up pull when it broke and came off.
5. Phillip thought it would be a good idea to cut open the filter, we found a small amount of babbit material.
6. The engine is still on the dyno, because of New Years etc. and I wanted to watch some college bowl games.
7. Sometime in the next couple of days, we'll disassemble, check and see what the damage is.
8. I apologize to Phillip for using the mandrel and for creating extra work and grief.

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Post  CP598 on January 4th 2012, 11:21 pm

Very impressive numbers, congrats to all those involved!!! Cool


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Post  66prostreetfairlane on January 8th 2012, 2:30 am

How is the tear down coming on this? Hope you all found some good news and nothing hurt to bad...sorry to hear Charlie, but as a few have said better on the dyno than in the car.
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Post  c.evans on January 8th 2012, 3:56 pm

66prostreetfairlane wrote:How is the tear down coming on this? Hope you all found some good news and nothing hurt to bad...sorry to hear Charlie, but as a few have said better on the dyno than in the car.

Don,

Good to hear from you. I hope you're doing okay over there. Phillip and Marvin tore it down yesterday and it got a couple of rod bearings. We'll get it fixed back up after the tech seminar.

Charlie

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Post  dfree383 on January 8th 2012, 5:05 pm

Good the hear its nothing major.
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