posted December 12, 2005 03:00 PM
can any of you guys help me ?i just bought a used 2002 teo.i was told it was only run as a small block in selected shows.i got the car home,took off the body and i noticed a few things.first ,the bellhousing is cracked and the motor plate is bent.second,there is porta power marks on the crossbar in front of the radiator,also,i found porta power marks on the tube that would run next to the valve cover.can anyone give me some tips on what to check to determine whether this frame is raceable,or needs to be clipped or what? i did notice some repair work was done up around the front bumper area.thanks for any help !
racerwilson Dirt Freak
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posted December 12, 2005 07:42 PM
Jay sounds like they had a front hit. If they did not use engine hold back rods from cage to side of engine block on both sides a minor hit can cause the engine to move fwd abd bent the plate and cracking the bell. the porta power marks are probably from them trying to push the engine back in place. You should give Bobby Hearn a call, He can guide you to checking if car is bent or straight.