Think I can get this 1000 to run?

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Think I can get this 1000 to run?

Post #1 by 81turbota » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:24 am

Just kidding.

I haven’t seen this kind of catastrophic failure in a long time. Rod snapped just above the crank end.

Back story- bought a cheap 1977 non runner because I needed the CA titled rolling frame to transplant my good parts into. I didn’t care about engine condition, I didn’t even attempt to turn it over before I pulled it out.

“Needs carb cleaning” I’m sure :)

I’ll tear it apart when I get some downtime, any guesses as to what failed? Maybe seized water pump took the oil pump with it? Ran hard after hydrolock? It was full of oil, I know because I spilled most of it.

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Re: Think I can get this 1000 to run?

Post #2 by desertrefugee » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:48 am

Ugh. I’ve actually seen one or two come across these pages with the top blown out like that. I suppose when a rod goes, it can exit for daylight in any direction it chooses.
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Re: Think I can get this 1000 to run?

Post #3 by pidjones » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:58 am

Possible sludge buildup in crank passages causing oil loss to the rod bearing. Or the scavange pump died and all of the oil ending up in the clutch area. I think a lot of car fires seen on the interstates are from people running the car almost out of oil, snapping a rod that slices the oil pan dumping what is left of the oil on the exhaust manifold. Usually the give-away is an oil trsil to the burning hulk. We had a 421 Pontiac that had changed to solid lifters, pumped all of the oil into the valve covers, snapped the first rod slashing the pan and dumping the oil on the headers going down the front straight. I got the fun at 15 of pulling that one apart.
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Re: Think I can get this 1000 to run?

Post #4 by 5speed » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:46 pm

don't give up that easy..slap some jb weld on er and some fresh gas.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Think I can get this 1000 to run?

Post #5 by 81turbota » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:52 pm

Growing up in an old speed shop I’ve seen worse, we had a glass display case dedicated to carnage. I’ve calmed down with age and don’t push my machines to the brink of destruction, a 427 Corvette, 468 Chevelle, 6.5 Diesel Blazer and my 77 GL. Speed costs money and I’ve run out of money :)

I’ll be tearing it down in the next few weeks, I plan to save the 77 heads and carbs at a minimum. Any other salvageable parts I’ll probably put in the free section of the forum.

As for the rotating assembly, it’ll probably make a great night stand or shop lamp.
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