Originally Posted by Red_Ak_Ranger
I'm liking this thread . Every single other thread for engine swaps/SAS except for yours and 034x4's, they all equal "i got all this stuff preassembled, I did some work to put it together".
Yours is quite hands-on. More so than "Rwenzing"s although I realize he did a lot of stuff. But I'm talking abotu internals and what not.
So, good job!
Thanks dude, see I cant really afford to have it done or "pre-assembeled" by someone else plus it takes out all the fun of doing the build yourself. Even if i did have the money to get someone else to do it for me i still wouldnt cuz i just dont work that way. Plus i find this kind of work very easy to do cuz well one i am a mechanic and two i dont find the engine that complicated at all. Theres only so many parts and the really only go in one place, you will find out VERY quickly if something doesnt work. But if you dont know the difference between a spark plug and fuel injector then you shouldnt be anywhere near or even think of taking a motor apart. Thats when you gotta do your studying first and talk to some people who know a thing or two. Ill be taking lots of pics as the progress gets better, especially when the block gets back. Pictures of that and the whole build starting from installing the crankshaft bearings then crankshaft with torque specs to the pistons and connecting rods with the bearings first and how to instal the piston without damaging the rings and so on!
Originally Posted by mx98ranger
looks awesome man.. congrats on the job you have been doing.. btw good idea to do it right.
thanks! and doing right is the only way to build an engine. Building an engine is not something you wanna slack on. Your already puring lots of money to re-build it why slack off and not do things right and then blow your engine up or break something installing it or forgetting where bolts go and mis-placing stuff. I wanan do it right the first time to avoid headaches later down the road and to show people that it can be done with time and patience. Plus it just makes sense to do it right. Anyways my game plan for the next few days is to get a gasket kit for my engine and start opening up the ports that way i can finish them for good.
I looked through our Ford Performance Racing catalogue and found a gasket kit that gives me EVERYTHING for $100!!!! needless to say i didnt think twice about ordering it especially at that price. And when i say everything i mean head gaskets, intake gaskets both upper and lower, exhuast gaskets, timing chain cover gasket, water pump gasket, oil pain gasket, rear main seal, crankshaft seals EVERYTHING!! lol Im also gonna strip my engine accessories and paint the bracketry too this week, soo ill be pulling the alternator/ a/c/ power steering etc off to prep the brackets.