This is a more appropriate topic for me than "What are you working on"
The garage is cold!!
This is what happens when valves meet pistons. I must be going deaf because I heard the knock but it didn't sound to bad and I figured I would make it back to town, wrong!!
I think a little JB weld would fix those, John. Maybe get two tubes while you're at the store.
OOH, ouch! Been awhile since I've seen one that bad!
You have already removed the valves. What type of valves were they? One piece? Two piece?
Is the head okay? probably not. A good chance a rod or two is bent.
Are the cylinders okay?
Drive carefully, and enjoy the New Year! W2
The valves are still in the head, Wayne.
Thanks Stan I did missed it also that the valves were still in.
More like some J=B Prayer.
That is painful to look at. Keep us posted after the garage warms up.
John : " I feel your pain ." , B. Clinton , 1991 . Wow , a REAL valve-IN-head , huh ?? Are those Model A rods I see peeking out of those , ah , used pistons ?? Gee , I wonder what they`re connected to ??
John, if this is the Himico equipped one some photos of the pan and such would be much appreciated.
Meant to say
Why did this happen?
J. Oder it does have a Himico pan, and I'm mailing your Himico literature today firstname.lastname@example.org, new email
Many thanks John Danuser!
What should i be working on? Cars, But reading this is more fun. Will the engine in that picture above be ok?
John O. when I pull the engine I can get some pictures for you if you would like. The engine should have been out 4 months ago.
Dave I thought about this quite a bit and still can't say for sure but I think I stuck a valve first, that knocked out some babbit the the rest his history. It was very quick.
Kep the block appears to be ok. I left the engine in the car for the time being because that way I know where all the parts are. I have several others I'm supposed to be working on and I would like to get them finished before I take this one a part. Redoing this car was not on my list of projects but I would love to have it done by the end of next summer, it's fun to drive.
John - Is that the engine in the first speedster seen in this video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPSagDuuRzI
Mike that's it.
Sounds like you have a "work flow plan" for all the items you want to do. And none of us (ok most of us) can not afford the time or resources to work on all the projects at one time. Sorry it happened. If the exhaust is loud, that may have masked some of the sound. Or if you are like me, "what knock?" as I like to see people talking so I can sort of read their lips. Also, it may have been a light knock and then it all tore lose unexpectedly. Below is what I believe is a before photo from a previous posting:
What type of overhead valve set up did you have on the engine? And is the head repairable?
Again, it sounds like you have a plan and you can always adjust it as needed.
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What should I be working on? A sloppy front end, a rear end that probably still has babbit thrust washers and a cracked low speed drum but I'll get around to it sooner or later.
I should be working on my coupe and touring car, as both are down with a broken crankshaft. Sadly, "the hobby" is not a line item in the budget right now and there are other projects around here that are calling me; some of them quite loudly.