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Old 11-16-2020, 07:13 AM
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You better check the Blue Print motor before you beat on it.

We pulled a 347 Blue Print motor out of Ron's '65 Mustang last week. He bought the Mustang a year ago and put 5,000 miles on it. The second time he wound it up through the gears to third a piston came apart.
We tore the motor apart last Friday and Saturday. We found the cheapest parts they could use to build a motor. Hypereutectic pistons without enough ring gap is what probably broke the piston.
This motor would be find in a daily driver but we don't think it will hold up to any hot rodding. This one broke the second time with a little spirited driving.

The motor was bought from Jegs and has a serial number but they could not tell us anything about the parts in it.

The shop that build the car installed a MSD distributor with a steel gear and the long block had a cast cam. LOTs of wear on the cam gear.

He is ordering a 331 from Lance at Craft Performance today.

I have a motor for sale, minus one piston, rings, cam. Carb to oil pan and flywheel. cheap.
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