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#1 Rick Brumback OFFLINE  

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 05:30 PM

Well I finally got my 12 hp stock puller engine back togather,finally got the carb tunes,finally got it fired up ata steady idle after about 45 minutes I popped the throttle and guess what?The flippin rod blew out into 7 seperate chunks.So now I gotta buy a new rod,cap,bearings and possibly a piston and new rings too cause the holes where the wrist pin goes is newly slightly eggshaped.Talk about being the bug and not the windsheild.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:03 PM

That really stinks! Sorry to hear that. Hope that you get it back together soon.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:08 PM

Wow, that's a bummer!

No noise at idle to let you know it was going to happen?
I guess you can be thankful for two things.
1) it didn't happen on the track
2) it didn't go out thru the block

Hope it fixes quick for you.

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:47 PM

ugh thats not good, sorry to hear that man. Do you know what caused it ?

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 06:50 PM

There must be a reason for that to happen....Timing maybe?

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Posted March 12, 2012 - 09:35 PM

That is a big buuummmmer. Hope you get it figured out before you put it back together again.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 04:55 AM

Oh man,sorry to hear that.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:24 AM

Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Hope you get the problem resolved and get the engine back together.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 12:23 PM

Welll,I think I know what mighta coulda happened.When I put the rod cap on the first time and torqued er down I REALIZED i HAD PUT THE CAP ON THE WRONG DIRECTION,THE ARROWS DIDNT LINE UP.sO i TOOK IT BACK OFF FLIPPED IT ROUND TO WHERE THEM LITTLE ARROWS LINES UP AND PUT IT BACK ON,TORQUED ER BACK DOWN.tHINK i MAYBE MIGHTA STRETCHED THE ROD BOLTS.And at about 2,500 rpms it broke.Atleast thats what I am thinkin anyways.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Sorry to hear that. but thats tractor pullin. hope everything else is o k.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 01:33 PM

Done got it back togather and runnin.See this super jenyus mechainc I had,put the rod in wrong and didnt point the oil hole in the cap toward the cam.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:09 PM

Glad that it's running again! Oil does help keep things moving LOL. Glad that it was a simple fix and hope it didn't cost too much to remedy!

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 05:05 AM

Rich,glad to hear you got it back up and running.




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