This just looks, not right..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Lager, May 27, 2020.

  1. Lager

    Lager Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Salisbury NC
    Viper came in today, two connecting rod bearings wiped out.. These heads just look funny with 5 holes instead of 4 or six.. Pretty cramped engine bay as you can see.. This isn't going to be cheap..
     

    Attached Files:

    Qball, Jp8819, Johnny and 1 other person like this.
  2. BloodRunsThicker

    BloodRunsThicker Still Kicking

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2016
    Messages:
    926
    Likes Received:
    585
    Location:
    Matthews
    Wonder what kind of rpms that thing was spinning to toast em

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
  3. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2016
    Messages:
    7,972
    Likes Received:
    16,195
    Location:
    Lincoln Co.
    There ain't a damn part on them that falls into the category of "cheap".
     
    Jp8819 and Lager like this.
  4. Scrubber3

    Scrubber3 Active Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2018
    Messages:
    669
    Likes Received:
    775
    Location:
    Purgatory (AKA Fayetteville)
    Yes there is. The evap purge solenoid is just one (same exact one I have on my XJ. They share a bunch of common parts with all kinds of Chrysler products. From a jeep Cherokee, to a Dakota and more. All depends on the year model.

    Now, body panels? Yeah, those are pricey. As well as the actual engine and parts thereof.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
  5. Lager

    Lager Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Salisbury NC
    Not sure,, this got shipped to us from Detroit already taken all apart. Why I dont know,, Maybe no one up there knows how to work on them or all repair facilities have been closed due to the virus.This is actually a true ACR and from what I understand was one of the Richard Petty track cars and they want it fixed so they can sell it. Im guessing the failure was due to loss of oil pressure thru the crank because both of the con rod bears that failed were in the same crank journal. All the other bearings including the crank bearings all look just fine. No overheating marks on the rods or crank which tells me they shut it down quickly when it started making noise. A new crank, new bearings all around some gaskets and all will be good again and ready for the auction block.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2020
    Trevillian and Infamous1 like this.
  6. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,513
    Likes Received:
    7,599
    Location:
    Heath Springs, SC
    Why would you need a new crank?
    Can't the journals be turned?
     
  7. Lager

    Lager Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Salisbury NC
    Yes,,, you could.. If it was your own vehicle and maybe the family beater ? But this level of performance/liability and maybe fairness to the next buyer for the next $60K plus buyer ? We need to make it right..
     
  8. David Hall

    David Hall New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2019
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    29445
    Smokey always said the main reason for rod bearing failure was detonation
     
    Lager likes this.
  9. Lager

    Lager Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Salisbury NC
    You and Smokey might be on to something ? I was always a big fan of Smokey and being from Daytona beach, Ive had some interaction with him. I had the opportunity to work with him designing a drone engine engine for military usage that was light weight but produced high HP.. My part was to fabricate a motorcycle chassis to fit the engine in using a chain drive and run it on our motorcycle dyno. The only person I can think of that that knew more about engines and could think out side of the box was a prostock Motorcycle racer named Shawn Gann. Gann passed away recently at a young age. I loved our conversations pertaining to engine design and Im truely blessed to know the both the both of them..
     
    Gator and David Hall like this.