I'm really surprised as the motor probably doesn't have 3000 miles on it since it was built. Since it didn't run hot, I feel that unless the head cracked or something, the motor should be ok. Having a hot rod sure is getting expensive...
What do you think?
I have never seen or had a street engine blow a head gas or a frost plug what ever in over 40yrs....the only reason for the ones I have seen is because of lazy workmanship and short cuts....AND it is ONLY when this happens things get expensive....
Heads and Decks Always skimed regardless
Frost plugs always replaced...regardless
Oil pumps always replaced regardless
Radiators always have header tanks removed and cleaned.
Everything is torqued
Everything is checked 2x checked , even 3x checked.
These are not high cost things to do compared to the overall investment in a new engine, and do not take much extra time to do....
But people still make a55 - u & me tions that things are right
penny pich the minor dollar items
And the result is in Murphys law....murphy happens to be your best friend IF you take the time to listen to him.
Stop taking short cuts , strip it down, check everyting, re skim heads decks, new frost plugs etc etc
Do it once do it right.