Re: The Beast is dead
Got some pictures here if i could figure out how to upload them, try later on.
The front head looks ok, just bits of guides crunched into the valve seat and a few bentish valves. The rear head is totalled... when they removed the air box thing ?, it was full of bits of guides that had been spat back up the inlet tract.... looking down the inlet tract of No.6 you can see a valve bent sideways in the head... so its runied
The question now is how hard did the pistons hit all this stuff..., in principle i can get another head for the rear bank, paxton will gas flow it like the BBR head so that its a close match and it could be bolted back up , but if the big ends have been flat spotted, then in a few months the engine will lunch itslef again, how likely this is i dont know, but i understand the logic behind what im being told, in the end its up to me, they will do what ever i want.
other options include 2 3.0 24V engines for 164 cloverleaf's, sitting in the yard waiting for good homes, a 3.0 12v that has been removed, a 20V Fiat turbo engine, or a stock 2.5 v6.... or send the car to the crusher. Im not stripping it, so dont even bother asking.
If there is a postive side to all this... well no theres just more feelings of terrible shame.... the engine in the beast was modified from birth with all this stuff, high lift cams, flowed and ported heads on a stock bottom end.... there is absolutly no wear evident anywhere, the aggresive high lift cams look like they have just come of the shelf, the bores are perfect etc. The state of tune had nothing to do with what happened to the engine, its just a tension failiure, so ive destroyed a perfect engine ffs