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Joining the bandwagon, my 4L OHV build

im far enough in this to not turn back, so ill start this thread now.

starting with a truck that hasent been driven in 2 years before i got it. so its really dirty, ticks, needs some help.
im going for a mild top end rebuild. just a nice cleaning and new parts, upgraded performance parts. with a nice coat of paint to finish it up.
update: turned into full rebuild


parts list:
  • 2643 ANCHOR - drivers motor mount (rockauto)
  • 2641 ANCHOR - passenger motor mount (rockauto)
  • SP432 MOTORCRAFT - spark plugs (autozone)
  • WR4062 MOTORCRAFT - plug wire set (rockauto)
  • KS2358 FELPRO - full gasket set (autozone)
  • PR422 DNJ/ROCK ENGINE - pistion ring set (rockauto)
  • m328 MELLING - high flow oil pump (summitracing)
  • 432217 VISTA-PRO - ready rad radiator (summitracing)
  • E71531 DAYCO - upper radiator hose (autozone)
  • B71532 DAYCO - lower radiator hose (autozone)
  • 200-87684 DAYCO - heater-to-thermostat hose (autozone)
  • 200-87715 DAYCO - heater-to-water pump hose (autozone)
  • 58390 A-1 CARDONE - reman waterpump, they sent a 97tm (rockauto)
  • 300-942 DORMAN - water pump pulley (rockauto)
  • 300-004 DORMAN - power steering pulley (autozone)
  • 49237 GOODYEAR - belt tensioner (rockauto)
  • 5968 HAYDEN AUTOMOTIVE - idler pulley (rockauto)
  • 49-410-8 COMP CAMS - camshaft (summitracing)
  • R1092 SEALED POWER - rocker arms (rockauto)
  • VS1630 SEALED POWER - valve springs (rockauto)
  • sev-2027 SI VALVES - exhaust valves (sivalves.com)
  • sev-2028 SI VALVES - intake valves (sivalves.com)
  • UP94172S ULTRAPOWER - timing chain kit (rockauto)
  • 25053 CRANKSHAFT SUPPLY - reman crankshaft with bearings (rockauto)
  • 70mm 94/95 Mustang GT Cobra 19/24lb MAF (ebay)
  • ebay link - 90tm/93tm cylinder heads
  • ebay link - matched set of injectors
  • EF link - modded stock throttle body
  • GM3115200 chevrolet HHR electric fan from EF member
  • FAN-PWN-V3 SPAL fan controller from EF member
  • 1633S-1 JBA - headers and y-pipe used from EF member

later upgrades: 200amp alternator, underdrive/overdrive pulleys. maybe other stuff as i get ideas
 



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Actually I haven't been out there for a while...I just saw that Dam Neck had it on the website lol.

Might come down there to meet up with Boomin to do my gears tho.

Might?? Come on down brother!!hha
 



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Ill take the poptarts!!!;);)
 






i have heineken in the fridge and i have smores poptarts


heres the headers i keep forgetting to post. used jbas
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is this correct jd?
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and just cause ive never used a torch before, is this lighter safe?
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I'm going to go ahead and make a correction on my previous post about the Rocker arms..

What I meant was he had no abnormal wear.. like all the pitting mine had.

SO I'M NOT HIGH I SWEARZ!! :p:
 






is that the paint fumes talkin again? lol

yea i took a new one back out and noticed the difference. new = completely smooth, old = smooth with a smooth crater in the middle thats still silver colored.
no wonder my ticking was so damn loud
 






Man.. I hate that yall know what I do in my spare time now.. lol

Speaking of which, have you decided if your going to give yours a little color flavor?
 






plan is:
engine bay = cleaned up and touchups if necessary (white)
block, water pump, oil filter bracket, brackets that hold belt accessories, lower intake, fuel rail, heads, ac compressor, belt tensioner = black
valve covers, intake, water neck, tb, maf, alternator = black chrome
all the pulleys = white

not sure on the intake pipe yet. possibly black chrome so the black couplers stand out. im gonna run on stock one until i get 3" exhaust pipe made for it
 










































I was at work and phone was dead.stuff looks way better clean now!!
 



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pmed you brandon.

yes it deff looks so much better already. i wonder if the old rockers were supposed to be silver like everything else apparently lol
and you were right, that lube is sticky as crap!

i want to try and tackle the other rocker assembly, and start on the exhaust with the torch today. if no torchy today ill do it saturday


one more thing before i forget. i do not use cruise control, want more room. so i removed it, took the link off the throttle, etc. the vac tube that goes into the cab from the cc box i plugged with a bolt, will that work?
 






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