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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 00, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,
I have a '68 RS convt. with mid 70's 350, edel.600, stock exhaust,intake,turbo 350 etc. Had a lot of timing problems but today I think I figured out what the problem is. Ran a compression check and #2 on passenger side blew water all over me and the compression gauge when the wife turned it over. Now it acts like it don't want to turn over anymore. No water in the oil but it uses water like crazy and is running on 7 cylinders. I'm afraid to ask what the damage may be. Is it best to pull off both heads rather than just one. Motor has about 10,000 miles on it. Someone told me DO NOT try to turn it over anymore because all the cylinders may be full of water and it could really do some damage. Please help

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 00, 03:54 PM
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i would NOT turn it anymore,and yes in this case i would pull both heads.i always do.i mean both have the same age and under the same running condition.check heads good and have a machine shop check them good for might want to turn the motor over after you get into it, and check to make sure you haven,t BEND a rod.and don,t forget to CHANGE the oil b-fore start up. good luck

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 06:05 AM
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I would spray a little oil in the cylinders bfore turning over as well. I once got a 350 running that was on a boat that had been underwater for a few days. It ran good afterwards but I'm sure there was some bearing damage.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 08:57 AM
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Rick, bummer. In this case I would just pull one and examine what went down. The 2nd head is only a few bolts away from removal by then anyway. Diagnose the problem and you might be able to fix the one side only.

Regardless, you;ve found your problem. Tear the top off and see what gives.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 00, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies. I am going to pull the head(s) off tonight and keep my fingers crossed. I am worried about the top of the pistons because it has been detonating for a long time and I hope I haven't ruined anything else. Could this be the cause of the pinging I have been experiencing for quite some time? Will post again once I get the heads off and let you all know what happened.

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