Get a load a this!(slant 6 with a hole)

Slant 6 Engines

  1. Kern Dog

    Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    So...A guy named 4fortyDemon disagreed that vertical video looks terrible. MY guess is that he is a Millenial that grew up with that shitty form of video recording.
    Your way SUCKS, man. TV screens, movie screens, COMPUTER screens are all laid out in a horizontal format. Even on YouTube.....They have to fill in the sides with blurred images to fill the screen and YOU think this is somehow better than a traditional Horizontal format? Really ?
     
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    • ocdart

      ocdart Inland Mopars Car Club FABO Gold Member

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      Ok, a little off the subject matter but a slant story...
      One of our club members races his slant almost every year at MATS. For a couple of years he was knowingly racing with one dead cylinder.
      He did some work on the slant and finally got all 6 cylinders working so was looking a running quicker ET at the next MATS.
      Nope.
      Ran a bit slower with all 6 working.
       
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      • missing linc

        missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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        LOL
         
      • MOPAROFFICIAL

        MOPAROFFICIAL Well-Known Member

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        Probably, yeah.
         
      • SGBARRACUDA

        SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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        Tried to keep the oil usage to a minimum.
         
      • dart19666

        dart19666 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        True story..........Way back in the early 1990's we were on our way back from Yuma going to Sandy Eggo driving a car that my friend just bought out of the Auto trader. It was summer time so goes with out saying it was hot. The car had been sitting for 10+ years and was parked because it just stopped running one day. Before roadkill and all these youtube super stars doing this for cameras. We were buying cars and making it run for a road trip back in High school. Well we got a ride out to Yuma with tools and were dropped off. Lucky for us the auto parts store "Chief auto" was 200 yards away. The car was moved into a car port so the oven heat of the Satan desert would not cook us too much. After looking at it for all of 10 minutes we bought the car, the first thing we do was replace battery, points, coil, and ballast resistor. Car started after about a minute of cranking. A quick check before we left, brakes were some what working-ish but the ebrake works so we could stop. Power steering was filled and boom worked bitchen. The headlights worked and was charging. Filled coolant no leaks. The engine leaked oil and when first started it smoked like we were fogging for mosquito's but then cleared out. We filled the tires, they were cracked but held air and off we went. Stopped at the auto parts store bought a case of GTX oil straight 30w and off into the Satan desert we went. Every thing was good until we hit the Sunrise Hwy, out of no where huge noise and lots of smoke. We pulled off the freeway onto the sunrise HWY and saw a hole in the block by the pan rail. The number 5 rod had let go right in the middle and was welded to the crank. It still ran and did not lose oil pressure so maybe it could still get us home. Remember this was WAY before everyone had a cell phone on their hip. We took the push rods off that cylinder so the valve would not open anymore. Then we used cardboard and JB weld to make a plug so to speak on that hole. We spent the next 6 hours or so waiting for it to dry then drove that thing into Sandy Eggo. I wish we had video of this but will always be in my mind.
         
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        • pishta

          pishta I know I'm right....

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          I had a 351 Cleveland break a piston and the rod bent enough to leave the cylinder (after taking a chunk of the bottom cylinder wall with it) and it was making an aweful racket. The rod was whipping around beating the oil pan every revolution. I pulled over after crossing 2 lanes of traffic and found the oil pool growing under the car, but the motor was still running, I had to turn it off. Something was peaking out of the pan hole and I grabbed it and pulled it out. It was the rod cap. I saw a slant idling on propane on a stand with no oil pan at a car show, it was a vendor for that oil additive that was so hyped back in the 90's...It was idling happily at 600 RPM with not a care in the world (or weird noises) with no oil pressure. Saw a Chevy straight six doing the same demo at another car show. Solid lifters.....
           
        • BillGrissom

          BillGrissom Well-Known Member

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          Video looks like the #5 rod came thru the block. That seems to be fairly common. Anyone have an idea why #5? Perhaps during assembly, they had 6 guys torquing rod nuts in parallel and guy #5 set his torque wrench too low and didn't find out for 2 years? Joke. I think usually the rod breaks. But why #5? Some strange vibrational resonance? Not unheard of. Truck guys w/ the new Hemi have installed an under-drive pulley, then experienced the "toner ring" shatter. That is crank pickup slots integral with the crankshaft.
           
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