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Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by jd4242, March 30, 2013.


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    1. Dono

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      You must be getting close on finishing your motor? For what its worth, I think your doing the right thing by not using the higher ratio rockers.
       
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      Well it was done but stopped by and he didnt assemble the short block..i dont really want to mess with filling the rings and all that crap so told him to assemble it..he's swamped right now so he said he will try to get to it soon..i told him no rush plus i just spent the money i owe him on the stroker kit for the aviator, dont think your following that thread..lol

      And im still split on using them or not..i had the heads setup for .567 lift so not using them may effect the spring pressure and other things
       
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      Motors finally done,hopefully get over there Saturday to pick it up..now if i can find all my parts and get the rest of it together. .
       
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      Awesome! Congratulations on it getting done, cant wait to hear more about it.
       
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      Thanks.im glad i made him do the short block..even though he turned the crank to the new bearings, once he assembled it and did final bearing clearances he said he had to go back and polish some of the journals on the crank to get the clearance we needed..typically you can order bearings in many different sizes and not even uncommon to run 2 different bearings on one journal but they dont make bearings in all those sizes for the 4.0,so polishing the crank was only solution..so now i have specific bearings for each journal

      He also filed the rings for nitrous and boost.

      I dont know if ill get any time to start putting it together this weekend or not..probably just get it down to my storage unit and try to get all the parts laid out and do a inventory of what i have and dont have for final assembly. .i ""should"" have about everything other than a bolt or 2..still need a slave for the trans and 8 arp flywheel bolts,still need to figure out the thread and size for those..also need some long ARP bolts for going through the rocker plate and spacers,i posted a part number awile ago just need to look back and find it
       
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      Well just got told im going to have to work Saturday and Sunday again,thats like 3 weeks straight now and future looks like ill be working more..so i told them i definitely need next Saturday off and called my machinist to tell him it would be next week..

      Hate working so much but im KILLING it in OT..
       
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      Make that money!
      Please post pics when you get it!
       
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      Im off today for good Friday so heading down in a bit to pick my motor up..came to $1,500 all said and done
       
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      cheap!
       
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      For everything thats been done its not bad,he took some off for that opps with the aviator
       
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      Pictures Please! Its got to feel like Christmas time at your place, lol!
      Can you imagine engines and parts under your tree? I can . LOL
       
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      Im excited but same time im pretty frustrated at him..he was not there when i picked it up, his appendix burst so he's in the hospital. .i talked to the other machinist but he didnt know much..

      The block surface looks like poo still and i swear the block doesnt look like it was cleaned before he assembled it..it also is missing the freeze plugs and the plug in the back for the cam..

      Then the heads are rusted all up from sitting around..

      Just looks like he didnt put alot of effort into the build..

      Didnt have time to take any pictures and wanna clean everything up before i take any pics..
       
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      Well went by and took some quick pictures. .also talked to some other racers about the copper gaskets and what they do..couple have said they use the utra black and caot the whole gasket and that has worked better than copper spray especially if the surfaces are not perfectly smooth..they all said my surfaces arnt that bad and they will be fine..said you can tell they've been milled and are plenty flate enough, just clean them up real good and coat the gaskets. ..
      Said oring will keep the compression in and the utra black will seal the water,no crazy pressure there
       
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      Some pics..gota clean everything up

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      Well things got a little more serious. .picked up a set of Hoosier R7 slicks..paid $40..they are a little small at 295/30/18 but will do for now..lol

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      Bottom end looks real nice! Hope those tire help get you some needed traction.
       
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      So went to drive the truck after blowing up the aviator and smelt gas BAD...all my fuel lines have failed. .the ethanol has eatn them up..when i purchased the -6an line there was no warning and they still say they work with gasoline. .well they dont and summit wont do anything about it..

      So im forced to replace all my line with -6an SS PTFE lines and if that wasnt bad enough, all the fittings have to be replaced to work with a PTFE SS hose..so now i dont have a vehicle to drive for another week and im out $284.64 for lines that i shouldn't have had to replace. .

      Was makes me even more mad is the asshole i talked to at summit about it and the idea of what that decaying line did to my filter or injectors. ...im PISSED to say least

      The parts i had to replace. .
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      Just thought of something else..i maybe totally screwed. .i dont think i can get to the rear line on the fuel rail WITHOUT REMOVING MY SUPERCHARGER! !! Mannnn !!! It would cost me $120 in gaskets just to take that off..no way am i pulling that off till it goes on new motor!!
       
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      2 down. shit

      Sorry.

      Starts t become a real issue when your down 2 vehicles.
       
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      So as some have known I've been talking to Tom..he has told me he has a updated plate and hardware. .to send the old one back and he would replace it..well finally got a hold of him on the phone today and he is using the same thing i was going to..a larger spacer and a arp bolt to go through the plate,then spacer and into the head..so im sending my parts back today..ill update when i receive them..
       
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      Got the lines swapped out..what a PIA..completely ran outa gas so gota wait till the morning to get on base to get some ethanol. .

      Tell you one thing..i sureeeeee miss the rumble of this truck,thing sounds MEAN!! And the neighbors hate me!!
       
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      Sorry to hear about your troubles. Did your kiddo arrive? (Forgive me it's been quite some time since I've followed your thread).
       
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      Yea turn 1 last Saturday. .lol
       
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      Awesome. Boy or girl?
      My oldest is 14 (boy) and youngest is 5 (girl)
       
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