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I had a pesty leak at the back of my intake, so I picked up the victor gaskets and some "Right Stuff" gasket maker.

This evening I removed my manifold, and while cleaning all the old black sealer off of the engine this is what I saw.

I'm not sure if the counter weight on the flywheel came off, or the converted weight flew off? One things forsure they don't brake like that on there own! Some thing hapened in there.

I never noticed it, no sounds no vibration.

I have another c6 but it sat in the dirt for 10yrs in a covered shed with a converter in it, so I gess I will be tearing it down and see if its a buildable core.
I hope To use the valve body and hard parts out of the broke c6 and just have to buy a kit to rebuild it.


I have the motor all the way back together, so maybe Sunday I will pull the broke trans and give an update.

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That hurts to look at. Something had to let go inside the bellhousing. Is it the pic, or is there a dent in the converter?

Time for a TKO600, boss man!

Greg
 

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I think it scraped the paint off but won't know for sure untill Sunday.
A TKO600? I wish!
 

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My 1965 falcon did the same lookin' thing, it was a three speed and the clutch fork pivot pin broke off of the bellhousing and pow -
 

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I've seen something similar happen. A 1/2" wrench was left inside after the convertor was tightened and when it was started it came around and cracked the bell.
 

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Balance weight came off, bolt or nut came loose and jamed between flywheel teeth and bellhousing. Not much room for error in there.
 

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On 2006-05-06 00:11, dacofa wrote:
Balance weight came off, bolt or nut came loose and jamed between flywheel teeth and bellhousing. Not much room for error in there.
Thats what I think, I will know Sunday
 

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On 2006-05-05 23:59, 1 Bad 88 GT wrote:
I've seen something similar happen. A 1/2" wrench was left inside after the convertor was tightened and when it was started it came around and cracked the bell.
This new motor has about 400 miles on it so I dought it was anything foreign.
 

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On 2006-05-05 23:20, gchero351 wrote:
My 1965 falcon did the same lookin' thing, it was a three speed and the clutch fork pivot pin broke off of the bellhousing and pow -
At lest if mine where a manual I could change the bell and not the whole trans.
 

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I know, it just pissed me off all over again seeing the damage. Sorry about the damage to yer car-
 

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On 2006-05-06 10:46, FEandGoingBroke wrote:
Very reminiscent of when an outer balance piece flings off the convertor at about 4,500 rpm.....

reminiscent

WOW thats a big word
 

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On 2006-05-06 05:33, KenKidd wrote:
At lest if mine where a manual I could change the bell and not the whole trans.
Check around a little and you still might fine a performance bell. They make them to replace the front part of the casing (the bell housing area) of a GM TH350 (or is it a 400?) which also has a one piece case. Basically cut and fit--I don't know how they attach but they are SFI rated.

JW Performance makes several such adapters for SBF and GM--known as an ''Ultra-Bell''

I don't know if the C6 crowd has the same luxury though and I am sure it would be a little pricey. . . .

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On 2006-05-07 17:47, jon wrote:
why not have it welded??? just my .02
It looks like I might do that. I still have to get it apart and asses the carnage. It rained here all week end and I have my dauighters 65 Mustang in the garage doing a full restore right now. So the Gal is in the drive way for the next month or so
 
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