Posted November 06, 2009 - 07:21 AM
Feel for you buddy, had exactly the same happen on my 2001 426 (then 3 yr old)after owning it 3 weeks , but got it rebuilt with re-plated barrel, welded head and new seats, new piston and ti valves+guides, cam chain. the workshop said the rod was straight so didn't go into the bottom end. that was 5 years ago and it is still running well now. maybe time for another rebuild before it goes bang as that was 1500 pounds.
Still not sure what the exact cause of failure was?
Anyhow have you finished rebuild? how far did you go?