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posted July 15, 2003 07:09 AM
this is a new motor 355 first time out it ran hot brought it off the track took it home and let it set for about two weeks pulled the plugs and water poored out two cylinder now the motor acts like it is locked up any suggestions.

posted July 15, 2003 11:56 AM
I'd pull the head and repair either the blown head gasket, or check for a broken head. It's either "locked up" due to water being in another cylinder as well, or it's had enough time sitting for 2 weeks that it has rusted and siezed up.

Sorry, but it's time to tear her down, I'd say...


posted July 15, 2003 02:00 PM
I had exactly the same thing happen, although it was daily transportation and not the race car. It turned out to be both a blown head gasket and a cracked head. Testiment to the fact that detonation will kill a motor very quickly.
The motor will need to be torn down.

posted July 16, 2003 02:58 PM
thanks for the replies. we pulled the heads to find out passenger side was indeed cracked
two cylinder had water up to the top and rust i beleive this is what is making the motor act locked up. Do you think it would be ok to hone those two and put in new rings? or do i need to have a whole new motor built.

posted July 16, 2003 06:42 PM
This is what I did. Cleaned up the cylinder with wd and got it spinning again (with the help of a 4ft prybar) and put it back together. Turned 6000 for two seasons in my mini. Doing the same thing in my 79 351w for my daug. truck. Cheaper and scary but seems to work. Mud

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