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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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As long as you plug the hole from the intake i dont think it matters about the other line but for safty yea it should work
 



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ok would anyone have some spare retaining clips for the ends laying around? the post hit it and broke it before i noticed :(
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besides that. everything look good?
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Hey you put those rockers on backwards! !!:)
 












are you serious!? i knew it was a 50/50 shot but from this pic it looked like they went that way
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that little notchon the feet things the bolts go in was on the valve side in that pic :/


edit: yea i think im right... look at the left one, the top is flat and the bottom has the curved area
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O idk i was just messn with you!!hahah
 












Hahhaha
 






got em both together, besides the clip on one end brandons gonna send me.

question, 2 rockers on both assemblies dont lift up hardly at all on the valve side compared to the other 8. the pushrod side they all go all the way. is this not good?
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so much for the torch... i couldnt figure out howto light it, tried everything it just didnt produce a light. then i turned it back off and the knob came off(in the off position)


edit: tried what another friend suggested. socket and breaker bar, give a good couple wacks, crawl out and spray with pb blaster, go back under and loosen. its working! i got one bolt off each side. 3rd on drivers side(one i was drilling through) i accidentally tightened now its not loosening, 4th is just hard to get to, trannys pipes and cat flange. time to go back out there :hammer:
 






Glad to see those headers worked out for you. Didn't realize they were the same ones till I the end of the thread and saw your name.
 






yea. dont remember what you had them in? mustve been a 2nd gen or something cause the o2 sensors. gotta redo those, i only need one apparently. theyre still listed in your sig for sale btw :p (unless thats diff ones)


well, the y-pipe is off!!!! no torch, just stuck the breaker bar on them and beat them down, pb blaster, then unscrewed them. all this *****ing and whining about them and in the end they came off pretty easy :/

now that you have brakes jd, come help me so i dont break a rib unbolting the tranny. me and you may have to lift the engine out by hand if this guy doesnt get me a hoist lol (i have poptarts and beer)
or does anyone from here know a store that will rent a hoist?
 






Wow i dont think you got enough beer or poptarts for us to be able to pick an engine up!!!
 












Hell no still wouldnt happen! !
 












Nope my dads buddy still has it and its not an easything to move around,its HUGE!! i would take them out
 












about to order new springs and motor mounts. question, should i get new Valve Guides, Valve Seats, Valve Spring Keepers, Valve Stem Seals also?
and how about cylinder head plugs? are those freeze plugs? new ones also?

and anything else i should get so i can order all at once? (rockauto)
 






Did you get afull engine gasket set??if so then no all you need is springs.
 



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