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Panick Attack/Brain !@#$,post yours too.

OK this started yesterday with an oil change on my 390 Mustang hot rod.
Got done and dumped the old oil in my 5gal can. I over poured and just dumped it all over the top of the can. (Its an old 5gal oil drum with a flat top) hell of a mess. In cleaning it up I dumped the oil off the top back into my drain pan. I then set the drip pan spout in the opening in the can to let it drain over night.
Today I went out to clean the drip pan and close every thing up. I found metal pieces in the bottom of the oil pan! I wiped/collected them to try to figure out what was coming apart inside the engine. Non magnetic. I then cut the oil filter open.(mess). Nothing to speak of in the filter? Now what?
I want to build another engine anyway ,so I'll just drive it until it blows up.

I continue to clean up the top of my oil drum.....oh duh....
Top of can is covered in metal shavings double duh. The can was under my vise where I cut some aluminum,the shavings are shavings I "poured" off the top of the can back into the drip pan.

OK anybody else a little slow on the up take of putting the pieces together?
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Reminds me of that one time when my harmonic balancer and crank pulley was only pressed on (not bolted on) for five years.
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maybe it has a nylon cam gear thats coming unglued

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maybe it has a nylon cam gear thats coming unglued
you must have got tired of reading....
not a nylon gear
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you must have got tired of reading....
not a nylon gear
i read the hole thing. not magnetic, aluminum shavings, stuff in the oil. aluminum shavings from bench. i thought the nylon gear would be good to add. next time clean the top of your bench off or you will not get any desert !

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Backed out of the garage with the door open...



...and the other day, on my other car...drilled a 5/16 hole, with the intention of using a 5/16 bolt. Let's just say I'm using rivetnuts now.

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...and the other day, on my other car...drilled a 5/16 hole, with the intention of using a 5/16 bolt. Let's just say I'm using rivetnuts now.
no no no not real ah craps with actual damage!

although I have drilled a hole the same size as the screw I planned to use.
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After I installed a cam I forgot to tighten the bolt on the cam sprocket..... Luckily no pictures

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Doing the right thing I covered the intake plenum on my 302 with a shop towel. Just to keep the garbage out of it...

Well working over the top of the motor if fell into the intake, put the carb on, hooked up fuel and linkage... 1 turn over and the engine stopped.

3 hours with knobber grabbers I finally got all the shop towel hunks out of cylinder 4. 1 more crank and blew the rest out of the exhaust...

An oil change later and good as new!

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1 more crank and blew the rest out of the exhaust...



(luckily no pictures)
hmm, a ragged engine !

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Forgot to put the speedo cable in the transmission...and took me 5 days to figure out why there was trans fluid everywhere each time i ran the car.
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