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My New, New 347

Discussion in 'Need for Speed!' started by Dono, July 26, 2018.

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  1. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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  3. vroomzoomboom

    vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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    I might have a dud sensor kicking around. If I do, I can drop it off to him
     
  4. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    Turns out the shaft was shortened .2 which is how much closer the pump is now. Dimas didn't want to bother having to worry about it later.
    Thanks for the offer Tim!
     
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    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    I was looking for something small to do tonight that I could make myself feel useful at, and be inside the house and comfortable.
    I mounted the correct fuel rails (The first ones I ordered were the Edelbrock ones, which do not fit the stock style intakes like the TrickFlow's) and made the 6an fuel lines. I'm hoping by feeding each fuel rail separately I get a hair more even (more even, how's that for poor grammar?) fuel pressure at each injector.

    Lower intake w fuel rails.jpg
     
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  6. vroomzoomboom

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    Did you clean the lower as well? Looks like new
     
  7. Dono

    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    Yup, Dimas tanked it for me. I thought it came out great.
    The inside of the upper came out super clean also, using the parts washer. Much better than I expected.
     
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  8. vroomzoomboom

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    I will recommend you to EVERYONE I know that needs parts washed :D
     
  9. Dono

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    Thanks for the kind words on parts washing Tim......NOT

    My engine builder won a scholarship to EFI University. Its just too bad they are focusing on the LS stuff, just like the rest of the world. At least its a push rod motor, like our Windsor stuff. I'm not sure when he's going yet. My motor will probably be done before he goes, but that gives you an idea of his passion. He is one of four guys that get to go. Yup, he's from little, no real population, Canada. It's quite the honor.

    I'm happy for him, and it really helps set my mind at ease that Tim was right, and this is the guy. Tim and I are certain he will stand behind his work 100%.

    Iv'e just been puttering. I removed those crimp connectors (Yes 4Point, I did use them as a temporary measure) and replaced them with weatherpak connectors. I soldered the connectors to the wires (No crimp only stuff here) and then checked all connections right from the coil pack back to the Vampire brain. One more small thing checked off the list.
     
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    yea, i thought that was pretty cool myself that he won that. he's the only canuck going to. my problem with that is, when it comes time that i want him to do my motor, he's really going to know his worth, and will be mortgaging the house. then again i can sleep in the truck and cuddle up to the dog and cat in the winter.
     
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  11. Dono

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    Progress is slow, but Dimas is back at my block.
    The cylinders look like they are almost ready for pistons, surface decked, and the hole has been drilled and tapped for the knock sensor. I'm hoping it wont be long till the finish hone is done, and pieces start going in to the block.

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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    That looks very good.
     
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    Where’s the love option. Still amazed how well that block cleaned up
     
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  14. Dono

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    My block is still getting some loving. Torque plate hone, here we come.
    The block is blueprinted so everything is in perfect alignment.

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    Block is honed and block final clean/prep is starting.

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    Dono 347 V8 Limited turbo Elite Explorer

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    Small update: Things are moving along. Dimes is getting the rotating assembly balanced.
    He wasn't sure if he would be able to balance the crank to my 28 oz flex and harmonic balancer or not.

    He has seen many times that the zero balance cranks have enough extra material on them that they balance to 28oz easily.
    Not this time. I told him Id just order a neutral balance harmonic balancer from damperdudes, and a zero balance 64 tooth flex plate from prw. He said it will be faster for him to knock the weights off the flex plate to zero it, and he will zero balance the harmonic balancer himself. I was surprised he would spend the time to do this. Pleasantly surprised.

    I then thought about.... what happens if I need a new harmonic balancer at some point? well....Id have to pull the rotating assembly anyway to re-balance as @Vroomxoomboom had to. So, things are pushing forward.

    The even better part of this is that I'm on the fun side of the wall (Mexico) right now enjoying the ocean and sun.
     
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  18. vroomzoomboom

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    in the case with mine, a poorly machined aftermarket waterpump was hitting mine, and knocked the weight off its position. one of the main reasons why i replaced my crank was when i first had the motor done, the trust bearing ate into the crank, and they had to machine the crank for a oversized thrust bearing (im sure you have never heard of a trust bearing killing a crank). i also figured it would be much harder to rebalance a crank that had been done once before. those were the reason why i did mine.
    btw, life is good up here. only 2 snow storms since you left. i also showed a few guys at work the picture you sent me. might be a good idea for you to avoid my place of employment for a while if you know what i mean lol
     
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    I understand the weather is brutal Tim. It was sunny and hot here today though. The wind came up later in the day. Tough life.
    I had to come out of the sun, as I was getting cooked. Can you imagine?

    Dimas sent me a text, and he killed his balancer. :( He's sure its main board and about a month of down time before the balancing can be completed.

    So, in the mean time, the heads are going to get massaged. The flow seems to level off over .5, and Dimas want to figure out why and fix it.
     
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    Looking good, I love the attention to detail.
     
  21. Dono

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    I really want to see what the heads end up looking like. He wants to re-work the chambers of the heads also. I'm betting they will end up looking like an ls performance style chamber.

    Other option might be that they end up looking like chambers on a thread on the yellow bullet about tw170 heads that Darren Morgan chimed in with suggestions. When that guy speaks, everybody listens.
    So I pulled the valves... What the hell is this? - Page 5 - Yellow Bullet Forums

    Oh, Tim, it's kinda windy here today. Still sunny and hot though. Truth is, the best part is that I'm not at work.
     
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