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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
This engine didn't even have any conrod bearings.

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bcthunderbolt Dan Janus
East Leroy, Michigan, USA   USA
How long has it been that way? By the looks of the top of the piston it been run a while.
Did it just come apart? or did it give you some kind of warning, like knocking, or rattling. Just
wondering as I just bought another one today for back-up.

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
No warning, just piled up. This is off a garden implement that gets run an hour a year. So it doesn't see the extreme use as a cyclecart.

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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
Hoping you got your $100 out of that one! Stock predator doesn't have connecting rod bearings, just took mine apart and I didn't have any either. I think only the aftermarket billet rods have them



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"Cole Trickle"
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Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"

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Bow Reverend Bow
Yuma, Arizona, USA   USA
1932 Morgan 3 Wheeler "BME Special"
In reply to # 27305 by JTremain Hoping you got your $100 out of that one! Stock predator doesn't have connecting rod bearings, just took mine apart and I didn't have any either. I think only the aftermarket billet rods have them

True Statement...

Which is an issue for running at Tieton, because the rules say no billet rods, I believe...

To me, a billet rod is as much as a safety issue as a billet fly wheel, when the governor is removed from these engines. The rod is the weak point...



Bow

Cut it with and Axe, Beat it to Fit, Paint it to Match



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JTremain Justin Tremain
Oak HArbor, Washington, USA   USA
Not to say it doesn't/can't happen, but in two years of attending the Tieton event I haven't heard of anyone having a catastrophic rod failure. Also, haven't heard seen any flywheels explode. However I'd make upgrade my flywheel based solely on rotational mass!



"Magic Man"
"Cole Trickle"
"NightHawk"
Team Doin It Wrong

1927 Nash Modified: Legion Special

1929 Fiat Gypsy
"The terror of Tieton"
"The 1965 911 of cyclekarts"

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carChips Victor Harnish
Kelowna, BC, Canada   CAN
1933 MG Magnette
1973 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Chip"
1989 GMC Sierra 1500 "Bush Truck"
In reply to # 27642 by JTremain Not to say it doesn't/can't happen, but in two years of attending the Tieton event I haven't heard of anyone having a catastrophic rod failure. Also, haven't heard seen any flywheels explode. However I'd make upgrade my flywheel based solely on rotational mass!


Neither have I, the only engine related issues that I saw was carb.

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Denny Graham Silver Member Dennis Graham
Sandwich, Illinois, USA   USA
1950 Chevrolet 3600 "Old Blue"
1954 Chevrolet 3600
Must have been lost somewhere in the translation between Chinese and
Canadian Vic,,,,,
Must add .5 quart SAE 10W-30 above 32° F or 5W-30 at 32° F or below
before running engine.

dg

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