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Im confused, didnt you buy an entire navigator and take the engine from it? Did it not run when you bought it or something?
i did but it never ran, the people before had so many things pulled off it and i didnt want to spend any money on it to see if it would start.
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Sucks, at least you will come out better in the end.
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Dang that sucks man, I guess all those unexpected problems are just part of the build though.
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running the lightning block and cam..how much difference HP/TQ wise from the stock nav block?
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running the lightning block and cam..how much difference HP/TQ wise from the stock nav block?
no difference assuming he's still running the navigator 4v heads (lightning is sohc)
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psh why not just run the lighting engine?!?!? you know you would like a supercharged 5.4 better than a regular one! lol
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or better yet, keep the navigator setup and supercharge that, dohc ftw
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or better yet, keep the navigator setup and supercharge that, dohc ftw
The block is cracked!

Looks like the valves hit the pistons too... Something might've gone awry with the heads too. Either way, I thought he was just getting the lightning block and crank? Or did I read that wrong?

That's a bummer Zach, but at least you found out now and not when you tried to run the engine!
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musta put her to the floor when they rolled it lol
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psh why not just run the lighting engine?!?!? you know you would like a supercharged 5.4 better than a regular one! lol
lol ill pass. 4v FTW!!

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or better yet, keep the navigator setup and supercharge that, dohc ftw
nah I dont want a supercharged engine.

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The block is cracked!

Looks like the valves hit the pistons too... Something might've gone awry with the heads too. Either way, I thought he was just getting the lightning block and crank? Or did I read that wrong?

That's a bummer Zach, but at least you found out now and not when you tried to run the engine!
the block is cracked, but a 5.4 block is a 5.4 block, I already purchased a 5.4 block off ebay and a steel crank from a lightning vs the stock cast crank in the navigator.

I am keeping the 4V heads or fixing them if something is wrong. 4v motors
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the block is cracked, but a 5.4 block is a 5.4 block, I already purchased a 5.4 block off ebay and a steel crank from a lightning vs the stock cast crank in the navigator.
They seem dirt cheap around here as well. I got my 5.4 for free, and it was running and driving when it was pulled (intermittent high temps, think it's the infamous coolant crossover tube)

Now I just need another crank for my 4.6, gave original one away for a friend to get his truck back on the road.
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Wow I need to check in here more often!! Dam Zach truck is lookin sic!
......so next week you starting the Rockwell and GT500 5.4 swap?
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They seem dirt cheap around here as well. I got my 5.4 for free, and it was running and driving when it was pulled (intermittent high temps, think it's the infamous coolant crossover tube)

Now I just need another crank for my 4.6, gave original one away for a friend to get his truck back on the road.
yeah it doesnt take much to find a cheap 2v 5.4 and when the blocks are the same as the 4v.

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Wow I need to check in here more often!! Dam Zach truck is lookin sic!
......so next week you starting the Rockwell and GT500 5.4 swap?
thanks! nope no rockwells in the future or even thinking about it. I will just build the D60 up and run it as is.

As for the engine haha I doubt that. This 5.4 will put out more than enough power.
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Yeah but if 300 hp is good, 400 hp is better!
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sure to a point. plus this motor makes over 300 stock...

I think I will already be in the 400s :)
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Sheesh I didn't realize the 5.4 4v motors made so much power. I was looking at new F150s with the 3v 5.4 and I was thinking they were like 315 hp and 365 lb-ft. Fine then.

If 400 hp is good, then 500 hp is better!!!
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I think they're building this motor a little bit, its not going to be totally stock.
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Sheesh I didn't realize the 5.4 4v motors made so much power. I was looking at new F150s with the 3v 5.4 and I was thinking they were like 315 hp and 365 lb-ft. Fine then.

If 400 hp is good, then 500 hp is better!!!
do you want to buy me some new axles for my Dana60s? if not 400 is better than 500. haha
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Damn man that things gona Rip. Totally jealous
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Can't wait to see it finished! You do some awesome fab work. Any pic updates?
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nothing right now. i have some bills to take care of. specifically a ticket i received on the way down there and some other junk that has popped up.

I think Nick is tearing down the engine the rest of the way and getting it ready for the machine shop in a week or two. Then I will order pistons, rods, bearings etc...
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hah in a hurry to get there eh?
haha thats what i was thinking!!

got greedy with the skinny pedal? haha
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something like that. all i know is dont drive in the left lane with a trailer and speed at the same time.
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