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Old 06-01-2012, 08:49 PM   #11
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SPOON!!!




Been wondering when you were going to post some pics since you been asking a ton of questions lately. Looks like it's getting together quite nicely, keep the updates coming!
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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How many versions of the zetec block castings were there??? Just the normal and the SVT? I am finding it fairly difficult to locate some of the smaller small parts like the righjt size freeze plugs (my block only has a total of 2 expansion plugs, the SVT Zetec bloc appears to have 6...). The oil pick up gasket that came in the Fel-Pro lower gasket kit is no where close to the right gasket.

Wonder if I have a rouge block or not.
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:16 PM   #13
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #14
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I have no idea about the blocks being different for zetecs. I know the SVT has differences but are very similar to a zetec.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #15
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Name that gasket

I got the Fel-Pro lower gasket kit from C-F-M I have already installed the rear main (along with its gasket)



I have also identified in the above image (from right to left) the PCV/oil seperator gasket, oil pick up gasket, front main seal, oil pump gasket.

I have not gotten to the point on using the other 4 gaskets. I am guessing that the large paper gasket is for the water pump. This remains the large black and small brown rubber o-rings and the ridged white plastic o-ring.

Also in regards to the oil pick up. Right now there is a soft green gasket recessed in the top of the tube, this is the gasket I was expecting in the kit... do I remove this gasket and use only the full paper gasket?

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #16
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Well made some progress this weekend. Got some sensors installed on the block, got the second freeze plug installed, have the rear main seal on. I also worked on the SVT exhaust Manifold and cut off the tabs for the heat shield and ground them down.



The big hole is from removing this pipe...



Trust an exhaust shop to weld in a pipe for an EGR and have it stick in the exhaust runner 1" and be a huge obstruction. I am going to get a piece of 1/8" stainless steel stock bar and heat it up cherry red and bend it to a nice little patch. Then take it to a weld shop who knows what there doing put a patch on and then put on a EGR bung taken from a stock manifold. Like the picture I found below...

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Old 07-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #17
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Did some work this weekend and did a fit check of the EGR tubes that picked up last week.

Painted the Exhaust to EGR valve tube in high temp black paint after prep. And painted the coil pack / bracket using POR-15.





However have one problem... the EGR tube does not quite fit as I thought it would with the SVT header. Guess the header still comes further out which pushes out the tube it self.



Should I cut the tab off the EGR tube? Sucks that I painted and did the fit check after it was all painted and now might cut a tab off...
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Loving the build so far, doing everything right. It's going to come out great
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Nice build, I like where this is going
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dont cut the tab. if anything go thethe hardware store and get a stainless sleeve and a long enough bolt that will fit for now. when it come time for the intake manifold you may ahve to adjust things again for the egr tube.
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