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    Pulled the blower off and started looking through the intake, just curious why I see the push rod. Number 7 cylinder was smoking at low rpm and I was blowing oil everywhere. The epoxy came lose and I assume sent the rest of the metal down the hole. I am having nightmares about taking the head off.


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    looking into the intake down the runner of #7 u can see the push rod, the heads have aluminum piece epoxied around other push rods. Maybe they ported the heads through the push rod runners or they are factory this way...I have no clue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    looking into the intake down the runner of #7 u can see the push rod, the heads have aluminum piece epoxied around other push rods. Maybe they ported the heads through the push rod runners or they are factory this way...I have no clue...
    Let me guess e-bay heads? Not factory.

    I don't think BB2 or BB3 heads are taken out that far normally. I have seen breaking into the bolt hole bore a little with Big Dukes.

    Epoxy and a piece of metal? A sleeve in the bolt hole bore is the best fix. An epoxied in piece of metal was begging to come out.
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    Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it off to Mortiz I go!.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    Heigh Ho Heigh Ho, it off to Mortiz I go!.....
    How does the #2 intake compare. Same port on the opposite bank. Theoritically it should look identical. If it doesn't, you have to wonder why.
    I have pinched the intake pushrod on the #2 cylinder before, with a intake bolt that was too long. Easy to do with AFR heads because the PR hole in the head is pretty tight and you can't see it like you can with a Dart head. Never seen anything like that!
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    It's not all that uncommon. It's usually someone who shouldn't be using a grinder in the first plasce getting way to carried away on the "big" idea...oops...right into the pushrod hole. Grinding into the pushrod hole isn't really the problem here...it's the bad fix that's the problem. Ron's right...it needs a tube or sleeve, not a patch. For someone who's done it before, it's a relatively easy fix.
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    They are Brodix BB2 Extras, So more evidence or carnage, found one slightly bent push rod on #4, and the lifters on #6 are gone. Loss the roller on the exhaust side and of course, put a nice groove in the cam.

    My head gaskets are questionable, I need an another opinion on them, good news is that my piston look new, cylinder wall may need some attention..again that is where I trust my machine shop....Moritz...(Another Free Plug) I am solely responsible for the top end...as you can see.. Learning curve, if I want to play with the big boys.

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    Well at least the part I did hasn't given any problems. (Shortblock) lol.

    Hopefully the part you did has not hurt the part I did. Which happens more often than you might think. You never know what's going to happen to something when it leaves the shop.
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    ME TOO! I will find out soon enough, I am playing the lottery until then!

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    BTW, That is not the best intake manifold gasket for the application. You can obtain gaskets that are close to the port size and DO NOT have the top bolt hole provision. A real good place for a leak, especially in a blown application.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    ME TOO! I will find out soon enough, I am playing the lottery until then!
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    Looks like you were having to much fun

    I was just wondering what the recall RPM said

    Looks like a top end needs some serious updating after that run

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    Quote Originally Posted by Led View Post
    They are Brodix BB2 Extras, So more evidence or carnage, found one slightly bent push rod on #4, and the lifters on #6 are gone. Loss the roller on the exhaust side and of course, put a nice groove in the cam.

    My head gaskets are questionable, I need an another opinion on them, good news is that my piston look new, cylinder wall may need some attention..again that is where I trust my machine shop....Moritz...(Another Free Plug) I am solely responsible for the top end...as you can see.. Learning curve, if I want to play with the big boys.

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    If I recall correctly you want fel pro #1275 for the intake set, it has no bolts between the ports...I think that is about the right size for your ports they are available smaller/larger. Also I like to contact cement the intake set to the head and use nothing to the intake except around the water, this will preventy the gasket shift you have going on. Any good machine shop should be able to install a tube in the
    pushrod hole no problem...get it going make some noise!
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