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Timing chain catastrophe.

Post  fordguy69 on January 21st 2013, 8:02 pm

Well, out playing with the Mustang today, the timing chain broke at about 5000 rpm.

This is a stock bottom 72 460 with factory dish pistons, C8VE heads, with slightly larger than stock valves. Also using a very small Edelbrock Performer hydraulic cam, something like .480 lift and 200 duration at .050.

What are the odds that I DIDN'T bend valves? I am hoping that with this little cam and dished pistons, maybe they didn't kiss? Am I just dreaming?


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Post  70FB on January 21st 2013, 8:35 pm

I don't know but I had one turn loose at 5000 in a stock 70 302 with a stock cam and it bent 2 intake valves. It had the original chain in it. I have never touched another engine without replacing the chain with a quality one.
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Post  norm on January 21st 2013, 9:30 pm

fordguy69 wrote:



What are the odds that I DIDN'T bend valves?


I would say about as good as winning the lotto.
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Post  Wheelie58 on January 21st 2013, 9:51 pm

Most likely have some valve/pushrod damage, but getting to the root cause of the chain failure would be my #1 priority.
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Post  maverick on January 21st 2013, 10:06 pm

Was this a fresh engine or does it have some time on it?
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Post  fordguy69 on January 21st 2013, 10:28 pm

It's got some time on it. It's an old engine I had lying around from another car and threw it together just to get all the bugs sorted out on the car before I put a good motor in it. Guess my timeline just got accelerated.

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Post  69F100 on January 22nd 2013, 1:06 am

fordguy69 wrote:It's got some time on it. It's an old engine I had lying around from another car and threw it together just to get all the bugs sorted out on the car before I put a good motor in it. Guess my timeline just got accelerated.

If it was the factory chain the nylon top gear more than likely went bye bye
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Post  bbf-falcon on January 22nd 2013, 6:00 am

Wheelie58 wrote:Most likely have some valve/pushrod damage, but getting to the root cause of the chain failure would be my #1 priority.

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