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Old 08-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #461
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Its not terribly hard to build an engine if you have a manual and an accurate torque wrench. It costs A LOT to have someone put it together. would almost double your price to have an engine shop assemble it.

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #462
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Yeah, I'd be looking at $600-1000 to have a shop build it. Plus another $500 to have Terry Haynes do my tranny. Blah.

I have 3 toqrue wrenches, Craftsman ones. I'd invest in a digital one if I were going to build the engine myself. I am pretty sure that I could do it without a problem.

Fernando pointed out some problems.
1) The MAF is too close to the throttle body - I can shift the pipe around to add another 1-2" of distance.

2) The BOV should be as far away from the MAF for best readings. I'd need to have it moved at some point to the lower pipe by the charge pipe by the intercooler.

3) The pipe with the big curves by the MAF and shit it too curvy. Was told it would need to be remade at some point without all the curves. Blah again.

I can get it running no problem the way it is, it's just not optimal.

Sucks cuz I just had all the pipes powdercoated :-\
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:49 PM   #463
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yea tuning will be a big pain if the maf isn't in the exact right place. you should have test fitted and got it running and tuned before all this dress up!

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:24 AM   #464
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Seriously man its not hard like stated above. Just read the manual in the block section front to back many times. Triple check every bolt that gets tightened down. Tag and bag every bit and part. The plastigage and feeler gage is the most annoying part but when its all puit together and u turn the key and there is no knocking noise. You did it right! The only thing I didn't do myself cuz I have no machine knowledge was getting the block bored honed and crank balanced for the eagle rods and JE's.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:01 AM   #465
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do you need to balance flywheel with cranck at the same time?
I have a built bottom end and I'm going to buy flywheel and clutch but I've heard that flywheel needs to be balanced at the same time is it true ?
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Yes. When you take the block to the machine shop. You bring the block and crank and flywheel. And rods pistons, main and rod caps and bearings. I recommend buying replacement stock or MIC'ing your crank and buying the proper sived clevite ones.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:06 AM   #467
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I got OEM Motorcraft bearings. I was told they would be fine. I ordered that when I ordered a complete upper and lower gasket kit from Steve @ Tousley.

Can't wait to see how my Tilton dual plate clutch feels. Prolly hard and aggressive at shit since the springs in it currently are rated for 800 ft/lbs tq @ 75% load. lol. Miiiight hard on the hills and stop and go traffic!
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Ya dude should be fantastic. I got oem replacements that I put in as well. Didn't wanna go through MIC ing the crank and get it wrong!
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Haha, yeah. I should just get a hoist and do it myself in a weekend. I do have the workshop manuals.
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Do it. And if u lived in washington id be there every day to help lol. I had lots of fun
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