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Terminator's Manley Rods Get a Little Emotional

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    So this is a weird one. SVTP Vendor, and all around nice guys, Pro-Dyno recently made a somewhat interesting discovery. While tearing down a Terminator engine for a rebuild they found that a previous engine builder had left them a little surprise in the form of eight smiley faces, one on each rod.

    We’ve long known that the factory Manley H-Beam Connecting Rods were a point of pride for Terminator owners, but someone took their happiness with the forged bits to another level. Now we’ve found some odd things inside of engines over the years, mostly bits dropped in by a careless assembler, but this one was new to us. The closest thing I can think of was a time when an employee at BBR decided to leave a note in Sharpie on a customer’s flywheel (post a link if you can find that thread here on SVTP).

    However, it appears that here we simply have eight happy connecting rods. Perhaps they knew they were going to get to live their lives inside the heart of a Terminator. Whatever the reason for the shared joy may have been it is certainly an interesting story. Check out the pics below:

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  3. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine I will out drink you Established Member

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    I just want to know why the one is so sad? LOL

    I feel this is probably going to start a trend. Like hiding stuff in the walls of your house during renovation
     
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    GodStang Well-Known Member Established Member

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    ya one sad face and one neutral face. Wonder if the original pistons where in bad shape on those rods.
     
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    Need 04 Wine I will out drink you Established Member

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    Never thought of that, very well could be though.
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That’s the one he didn’t torque to spec :D
     
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    Need 04 Wine I will out drink you Established Member

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    lmao
    never let a chev guy rebuild your termi!
     
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    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    You might be on to something. Quite a few early build C7Zs had rod/rod bolt failures :D
     
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    ZYBORG Let's roll.. Established Member

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    Haha... pretty cool find....
     
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    When work was slow-ish a few years back, I was hanging out in the fabrication shop talking with the welders. I drew a big ol' dickbutt on a steel frame with soapstone. The fab guys painted over it and the system shipped. I then told them that the paint wouldn't adhere to the soapstone and it was probably going to flake off. I felt pretty guilty about that one but the paint prep guys should have known better haha
     
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    I did that building the house my wife and I sold.

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    I betcha those faces were part of the balancing and/or blueprinting process, signifying something. :):(;):D
     
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    Not to take away from the post, but I so thought of this when I read the topic.

     
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    ...was expecting this to be the car:
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    Part of the cylinder #8 conspiracy?
     
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    They've found the great ancestors of the Emoji.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Where in all began. In a termy motor
     
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    Gotta love Idiocracy. Who knew it would be so prescient so soon?


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