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Who could have dreamed this up??
My motor is in the shop being rebuilt because I spun the #6 rod bearing, also scoring a crankshaft main in the process.
While dropping off some cash to the mechanic, he showed me a pot seed that they had blown out of the cranks oil passage, where it had been restricting the flow severely, hence the lunched motor.
Looking at the bright side of this,I'm trying to grow a plant with this seed in order to recoup some of my funds it's cost me already, if I'm successful, I wonder if it will have a MOBILE after taste???
 

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Who could have dreamed this up??
My motor is in the shop being rebuilt because I spun the #6 rod bearing, also scoring a crankshaft main in the process.
While dropping off some cash to the mechanic, he showed me a pot seed that they had blown out of the cranks oil passage, where it had been restricting the flow severely, hence the lunched motor.
Looking at the bright side of this,I'm trying to grow a plant with this seed in order to recoup some of my funds it's cost me already, if I'm successful, I wonder if it will have a MOBILE after taste???
Your making that up, right:questionmark: Later, Dave
 

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dude what the heck you been smokin:sign0020:
 

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Craziest thing I've ever heard, I think your mechanic is smokin some stuff! Ok put it between a layer of paper towels soaked in warm water, put a heat source on it like a high watt light bulb, keep the towels wet. Once it germinates then you can plant it. Wait! How do I remember this? Nevermind! I must be having some sort of flashback!!

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Who could have dreamed this up??
My motor is in the shop being rebuilt because I spun the #6 rod bearing, also scoring a crankshaft main in the process.
While dropping off some cash to the mechanic, he showed me a pot seed that they had blown out of the cranks oil passage, where it had been restricting the flow severely, hence the lunched motor.
Looking at the bright side of this,I'm trying to grow a plant with this seed in order to recoup some of my funds it's cost me already, if I'm successful, I wonder if it will have a MOBILE after taste???
This is the first, A DOOBIE SEED in a sbc :happy0030:, thats why she spun a rod bearing , SHE WAS SPINNING HIGH :party0031:
 

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Craziest thing I've ever heard, I think your mechanic is smokin some stuff! Ok put it between a layer of paper towels soaked in warm water, put a heat source on it like a high watt light bulb, keep the towels wet. Once it germinates then you can plant it. Wait! How do I remember this? Nevermind! I must be having some sort of flashback!!

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:happy0030::happy0030::happy0030::happy0030:
 

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Got the motor back, and an hour later, lunched another rod bearing by the sound of it, and never went over 4500 r's.(HONEST) It ran for an hour.
They must not have gotten ALL the pot seeds out.
Have mucho brass filings in the oil filter(gold dust)
Needless to say, it's out for the season...:goodnight:
 

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was the motor lethargic?

Sorry about your bad luck with that thing.
 

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Maybe you shoulda put some twinkies in the fuel tank(munchies):anim_63::anim_63:
 

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Maybe the intake air got too hot - next time try running it through a glass cylinder filled with ice cubes... just curious - did the exhaust smell like burning rope?

Seriously though I would reconsider the machinist - finding foriegn objects and rebuilding without at least brush cleaning all the galleys?
 

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The Pot jokes are funny, I'm laughing way deep on the inside !!! (really creative)
As far as the shop goes, the boss is ******, and is covering it totally. He does have a very good reputation..
All I gotta do is yank it out again.
Fun Fun:reddy:
 

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Good thing he's covering it - one thing that may have happened - if they ground the crank even as little as -.010 it may have gone thru the nitriding and hit soft metal. A lot of cranks today are not nitrided very deep - or more precisely they are still blanks when nitrided - used to be they would rough cut first, nitride, then finish, this had stuff going back and forth - not very efficient - now they are nitriding the blank, the blank is larger and the nitriding is deep - but then when roughed and final machined leaves very little nitrided depth. I read about this issue in the aera newsletters somewhere a while back. The article pretty much supported new cranks instead of risking comebacks.
 
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