short block questions?
hello.. first post.. I bought a short block (rotating assembly) and a set of remanufactured heads for my 1997 3.0 Ranger 2WD. I've built a 1985 F-150 4X4 from the frame up using solid axles from a 1978 bronco. I've restored an 1985 Mustang gt, and I tinker with vehicles all the time but this is the first time I've torn an engine down past replacing a head gasket. The work I do is mostly remove and replace bolt on parts besides an occational bracket modifcation and such. is there anything I should know before I start this build? I'm not fimiliar with the 3.0 so are there any tricks or tips I should know about before I start this build? I plan to mount both engines on stands and remove the parts from the old engine and install them on the new engine. except I plan on replacing the water pump, oil pump, and lifters with new ones. are their any other parts anybody would recommend, I replace with new. One thing I've been told to research is "how to sychronize the cam sensor?" I've done a couple searches on the subject and from what I gather, I need a special tool. any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to give thanks in advance for any advice anyone has to offer.. thank you