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Yes, you read that right, WINDOWS. Some of you might know me from other forums and for others I am a complete stranger. I thought I would share some pics of my old block and my newly machined block. I broke rod #2 after having my GReddy TT kit on for about a month. When the rod broke, it put two holes in the block, damaged the girdle, cracked a piston, and both the upper and lower oil pan.

The good news, I chose to rebuild my engine with the finest parts out there with forged internals. After this post, I have one more so please bear with me.

First pics of the new VQ-35DE block that has been machined, balanced, and with ARP main studs installed.
Take note how an intact engine looks and my next post will be the carnage.



Note intact girdle. The piece of metal that goes around and provides lower support for the crankshaft. Here you see it with the studs.








 

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Please no children allowed and make sure if you're under 18 you have an adult with you.
Now for the Carnage!!! Remains of my old block....

Look at the new window (of two total windows) in the block and girdle is completely toasted.




Window #1


Window #2






Note the piston is cracked, this is #2 piston


Remains of #2 rod. You can see the end is literally broke then seemed to be molten!
 

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Hi, Ernie! :wavey: Keep 'em coming!

Your knowledge and experience will be much appreciated after your project of raising the Phoenix is complete.
 

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I didn't know you were a moderator over here? Good to see a friendly face. :cheers:
 

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I didn't know you were a moderator over here? Good to see a friendly face. :cheers:
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I just pretend. I'm more of a troll...and the spelling police. :lmfao: I hope to see more of your posts here.
 

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Sweet, I'll have to spend some time over here too!
 

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Glad to see your build is under way...thanks for sharing the pics and hope all goes well from here on out.
 

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Those last pics made me squeemish :vomit:

Glad to know you're getting her back on her feet again though :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the welcome everyone, I'll keep you updated and post more build up pics soon.

Ernie
 

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I was running 8psi of boost and pulling timing. Although, at my altitude in NM its kinda like running 7psi of boost. My AFR was good across the board in the low 11s. It basically comes down to the pic below. Stock rods are meant to run those kind of power levels.


Can you guess which rod is the stock rod and which one is the Pauter rod? :OMG:
 

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Hey Ernie - Welcome to the Tech madness!!

Post up as many pics as you can of your build up - there are quite a few other members over here that are wither going through the same process or going to be going through the same sometime soon.

Your Kill stories will definitely fit over here as you can say what you like!
 

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Hey Going Deep. I remember you from the other website that shall not be named. It is good to see you over here and I hope that you find this place to be better. I am glad to see you posting pictures of your buildup and hopefully I will have some to post of my own. Anyway, good luck with the project and I will look forward to seeing you on the boards.
 

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Great to see you here Ernie! I can imagine how excited you are about the new engine. Cant wait to hear some new kill stories from ya!
 

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OT Ernie, sorry. Dave, check the PW thread, should be on the page before the last page. Asked you about the headlights.
 

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I should have some more pics by this friday. So, I'll definately post them asap.
Once my Z is done, I'll be tuning about a week after at 11.5psi. Then about a month after that, I'll be tuning for 15-18psi. Can't wait until its finally over!!!
 

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Ernie, haven't seen many posts from Todd lately! What is the status of his rebuild?
 
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