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Project 5.0L, Stage 1: Done....

Ok today was tear down of the 5.0L. took about 3 hours with about a 3 beer job. now its ready for the crane cam kit and roller rockers and crap and the heads to be sent out...

ALSO the "new" rear bumper is painted....




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Looks good man, how does the block look internally? Cylinder walls good to go?
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wow zach, looks good.
that bumper looks very nice as well
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nice zach. real nice.
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Looks good, like seeing the project coming along. Can't wait to see it in person
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3 hrs = 3 beer job ? ... Your garage runs a stricter policy than mine... 3 hrs labor here costs about 15 beers... Of course, thats probably why nothing ever gets done too...
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Looks good man, how does the block look internally? Cylinder walls good to go?
she is PERFECT only had 40000miles on her when we pulled it. there is a small lip on the end of the walls but that will get taken care of i probly will get it bored to like .20 or like .30. there is no scoring on the cylinders eather
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Looks good, like seeing the project coming along. Can't wait to see it in person
your not that far way to come see it lol...


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3 hrs = 3 beer job ? ... Your garage runs a stricter policy than mine... 3 hrs labor here costs about 15 beers... Of course, thats probably why nothing ever gets done too...
no i only had 3 beers in the garage at the time and was WAY to lazy to go outside go back into the house go to the basement fridge and get more lol...
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she is PERFECT only had 40000miles on her when we pulled it. there is a small lip on the end of the walls but that will get taken care of i probly will get it bored to like .20 or like .30. there is no scoring on the cylinders eather
Very cool, shouldnt have any issues with it then.
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cool

what tranny are you gonna use?
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cool

what tranny are you gonna use?
C4 i think i found a good one and also torque converter too. we will see.

reason a auto is more consistant times at the 1/4 mile
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Looks great Zach! Can't wait to see where she goes from here.
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this aint gonna be a track only truck is it?
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Looks great Zach! Can't wait to see where she goes from here.
me too! lol

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this aint gonna be a track only truck is it?
hell no its going to be taken to like Hot rod power tours too and stuff i am going to have a set of hoosier slicks for it thought on the track. later on when its gets probly a 351 i will box the frame and put a roll cage in it and then it will be a 500hp monster..later on
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Later on!?! If it ain't worth doin' right the first time....
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Later on!?! If it ain't worth doin' right the first time....
i want to do it in stages ok tonto lol...
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rock on zach...cant wait to see this thing in the future...
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Sounds like a whole lot of money into an engine thats just going to be taken back out. If your gonna build a 351, leave the 302 stock and complete the swap and build the 351.
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looking good so far, cant wait to see more pics
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Sounds like a whole lot of money into an engine thats just going to be taken back out. If your gonna build a 351, leave the 302 stock and complete the swap and build the 351.
um not really cause remember i have another ranger that later on in its life will get a 5.0L..... and also that is oh hell like 5-6 years off when i turn it into a complete drag truck. so NO..its not...
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looks good... what did you use as a donor for this engine?
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um not really cause remember i have another ranger that later on in its life will get a 5.0L..... and also that is oh hell like 5-6 years off when i turn it into a complete drag truck. so NO..its not...
O ya forgot about the splash .
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looks good... what did you use as a donor for this engine?
91 Merc it was my moms old car we thought it was a bad motor got a new block with new internals and swapped the intake and the exhaust on it. and it still was having problems later on after we sold the car, we figured out what was wrong with it. the same suddering sintoms showed in my 1986 F-150 i had and we found a crack in the intake we are almost 100% sure that the merc had a crack intake because we swaped that back onto the "new" motor and it was still doing it. we even tryed 3 computer so that had to have been it. there was really nothing wrong with this motor at all besides the #8 cylinder was pumpin oil later on after i took it apart today it looks to be that the oil ring on the piston failed.

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O ya forgot about the splash .
ya the 5.0L is going in the splash. then later down the line this motor will find home in the silver truck as the splash gets to be a full drag truck.
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Wait you are building the 302 for the splash right now, right? And then when you get the 351 built and ready, then that goes in the splash and the 302 goes in the silver truck?

Ok I see now.
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5.0 splash???

i would love to have a truck like that
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