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By 1997, I had also moved to Denver. And one night I got a call from Jason. He said he'd had the vette towed home. His diagnosis was that the timing chain had skipped. So the tear down commenced. Here's the reality of what 100,000 miles looks like on an ignored motor.

No, it isn't pretty. Someday, when you're thinking about buying that cute little Cavalier from JD Byrider for your daughter, (they specialize in high mileage cars for the economically challenged) remember these pictures.        Sand.. where the hell is the sand from?

There's at least 7 teeth gone...

it gets worse...

Wait.. it gets worse..

That's a matching numbers engine. Jason's decision to rebuild the stock engine was the purest decision. 

the story...

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