Another motor bites the dust . . . new shortblock coming Tuesday

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TRUUBLE, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Well . . . my 306 is hurt. I had a lifter let go a couple months ago and it tore out a cam bearing. Now, it's out of round and won't hold the cam bearing. The rotating assembly is still great . . . all forged top dollar stuff . . . but by the time I take the block apart and have the cam bore align honed, I might as well do another shortblock. I also don't have time to fix the 306.

    So. I have a 331 coming from DSS on Tuesday to put it back together. With the extra displacement, and some boost tuning, I'm looking square in the face of hitting the 10s. Bad news, good news, I guess.

    In the mean time . . . .DAMN I miss my RIDE!!!!
     
  2. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,233
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    That sucks man but at least you're in the position to fix what is needed ASAP. Good luck and post times :D
     
  3. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Yep . . its a drag because I just put this motor in last December. The car was running 11s with the 306, with a slipping blower belt and lower than optimal boost. So, the 331 should be a step up.

    BTW . . great avatar!!
     
  4. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

    Messages:
    11,861
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    Location:
    Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Yeah that is a drag :( but 331s kick ass so it should be killer.
     
  5. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Yep . . . a 331 with 15 pounds of boost, water/methanol/nitromethane injection, blowing through a TFS Track Heat and ported TFS high ports ought to be pretty potent! I have no doubt that it will run 10s. I'll post numbers as soon as I have them.

    The thing that pisses me off is that I had just had my sfi bellhousing installed so the car would tech to 10.0 . . . and . . . I just got my new crank pulley from ASP . . . lol. At least I will have all the right stuff in place when the new slug goes in.
     
  6. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    You should make some insane power with the blown 331. That's what I plan on putting in mine when the time comes.
     
  7. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    I'll post dyno numbers when I get them . . . and times after that.
     
  8. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    Here's the new block . . .

    [attachment deleted by admin] SORRY HAD TO CLEAR ROOM
     
  9. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Are you putting in the motor yourself or are you having a local shop do the install and tune??
     
  10. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    I'm having a shop do it. I don't have the time or equipment . . . and cars are more complicated than they used to be . . lol
     
  11. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,585
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2006
    block stronger then stock?

    hope you have a lot of fun with it
     
  12. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    698
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Yeah I hear ya!!!
    The only bad thing about having a shop do it is the $$$, but the BIG plus is you get the ever so important experience and hopefully backing in case sh*& hits the fan, assuming you are taking it to a reputable street performance shop. Keep us updated!!!
     
  13. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

    Messages:
    3,229
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2006
    I have all my work done by the guys at SVC Motorsports, here in Scottsdale. They have been really good about getting my car ready for races when I break it (they thrashed til 9:00 Friday night so I could make Fun Ford Weekend last year). They are also just good people and stand behind their work. Its also nice if I ever want to sell the car to be able to say that it was all professionally built.

    Unfortunately this motor is a "band-aid." In other words, its not the motor I want, nor the motor I will build later this year. Frankly, I'm hoping it just gets me through the season while I build my 427. It's a production block, but DSS does some things to strentgthen it (screw in freeze plugs and a main support system). There is a 6 month warranty on the block.