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Old 10-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #71
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That's way cheaper than the motorcraft one.

Yeah sometimes the post office does great and other times...........
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #72
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That it is and my research showed the water pump is not a brand specific requirement for it to not leak or fail. So did not get the cheapest but got one that was not $100.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #73
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Got my cross member back from powder coating.



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Old 10-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #74
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Even though no one will see it, that is super beautiful.
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Old 10-18-2013, 06:44 PM   #75
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it needed it. and it ended up working out a deal to have it be the same cost as black. And I will see it. and any one who has a tire off and or on a lift.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #76
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yes and they will be super jealous.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:53 PM   #77
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So Pictures of unboxing!!

Passanger side VF Engineering Mount:


Driver Side VF Engineering Mount:


Replaced bushings on VF-Engineering Dogbone:


Accessory tensioner w/ C-F-M Billet Pulley:


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Paint match compare (crossmember on top hood on bottom):
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:19 PM   #78
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Looking really good!
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Got Everything installed and the car washed:









Before wash:


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Getting the bottom end of the block built up.








Ran into a few problems thought.

First was the oil pump pick up. It cracked when putting it back on even though I was TQ to spec. it hit the 84in-lbs and then when I did a second click the plastic broke. So now I need to figure that out. Might just go to the junk yard. dealership wants $57 for the plastic and $64 for the metal. Junk yard likely will be $5-$10 for a pick up.

The second problem I have ran into and knew it might need to be fixed is the water pump to housing bolt. one bolt was very easy to come out. (likely was damaged when a dealership replaced the water pump when the screws backed out of the water pump pulley...). So I will need to pick up a helicoil kit on Monday and drill and tap out one of the bolt holes.

I will drop the head and all my bits off to the machine shop on Monday so they can start on that.
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