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Old 07-25-2020, 08:48 PM   #1
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"that motor ran great before I pulled it"

I was told, "You could probably re-seal it and run it, just the way it is"
Sure glad I didn't do that.

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Not really a problem, it is still a good core, and that's what I bought it for.
You never know, 'til you tear 'em down.

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Old 07-25-2020, 09:21 PM   #2
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

If I don't see it run or apart I assume its a core plus what ever may be bolted on the outside. It may have run good but what was the standard for good? I always like the ads that say corvette motor. Never new there was so many of em. That one has had a hard life.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:32 PM   #3
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

Just like, "Ran when it was parked."

I was just going to put a used Vortec in my Blazer. My wife insisted I should rebuild it. I'm glad I listened to her.
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Old 07-25-2020, 09:41 PM   #4
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

Ya that "Ran when it was parked." Phrase to me usually means "run forrest".
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Old 07-25-2020, 10:03 PM   #5
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

A spare top ring and you're good to go. Don't forget to unstick the oil ring.

A guy came by and picked up my old 250. He even gave me a hundred bucks for it and cleaned a lot of scrap out of my garage.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:10 AM   #6
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

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If I don't see it run or apart I assume its a core plus what ever may be bolted on the outside. It may have run good but what was the standard for good? I always like the ads that say corvette motor. Never new there was so many of em. That one has had a hard life.
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I agree, I was once bitten by the "it ran great when pulled" deal and never again. Unless I have intimate knowledge of the car/engine or was able to test it before pulled its a core to me.
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:39 AM   #7
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

My friend is on his 3rd ran when stopped motor he has bought in the last year or so.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:57 AM   #8
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

What does the cylinder wall look like?
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:51 AM   #9
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What does the cylinder wall look like?
Both heads were cracked
Crank was toast
a few broken rings

...Cylinders all looked good
The block is at the machine shop, getting hot tanked and mag checked.
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:38 PM   #10
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

My 69 i blew the top on 2 pistons it still ran when parked just could not do highway speeds or climb a hill
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If you are wanting a set of stock heads, I have a few sets here you can have before I haul them to the scrap yard.

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Both heads were cracked
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...Cylinders all looked good
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

I have never bought a used engine that i didn't intend of fully rebuilding.

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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

*nervously looks at the LM7/4L60E I just tossed in*
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Re: "that motor ran great before I pulled it"

[QUOTE=The Rocknrod;8781890]Ya that "Ran when it was parked." Phrase to me usually means "run forrest".

Yeah, life is like a box of chocolates!
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