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Old 05-17-2013, 04:45 PM   #71
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Now I kick myself for not figuring out the pictures earlier. See attached.
Thanks Man - this should be a helpful thread to others doing HEAD / Motor Swaps -

I am sooo pissed i broke a bolt - i know better than to re-use head bolts - but NOOOOOO - i wanted to keep moving -----stupid me

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #72
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Compression Ratio Time

Ok, so, sitting on my hands waiting for my new head bolts to show up on the morning - EZ Out the broken Bolt - and thought i would do some math (or find a compression Ratio Calculator) and figure out the specs of "Frankenstein" - my pet name for this swap/build

Can someone check my math on the specs - again 2.5L Stock Block/Pistons/Rings with 89 x 100 Bore and Stroke - and a Stock 2.3L Head (with port work done, but for sake of calculations)

Combustion Ratio - calculated - +- 11.03:1 not too shabby - but right???

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Old 05-17-2013, 09:51 PM   #73
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And also curious if anyone on this board has done the TB Port mod - taking the stock TB up from 63mm to 65mm? Not sure i am going to mess with the butterfly plate as i suspect the edges are fabricated to meet the TB bore as designed - vs just flat - and that is too much work - so - thinking about increasing the bore but tapering it near the flap - that tapering should also speed flow velocity even through the final bore at the site of the flap will be stock
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #74
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Home Stretch - almost

Ok, so, first tackled the broken head bolt, and picked up my new head bolts so that does not happen again :) - got them all torqued....and put to bed.

Surgery - the patient is ready Doctor !!


OUT !


Another Tip i figured out - that freaking CHAIN TENSIONER - you can only move the safety guide when the piston is pressed in - so - ZIP TIE to the rescue (c/clamp kept slipping off) - i should be nice - bad things happen when timing chains go boom



OK - anyone have tips on how to best put the crank bolt back in without moving anything....i have the flywheel hub locked up - Pistons at TDC - and the cams are perfect - but man would be sooooo meach easier if FORD keyed the crank on the pully side - i was tired so decided that is for any breaks i get tomorrow



Starting to look like a race motor.



Tomorrow -Crank Bolt - Valve Cover - FlyWHeel - Clutch - Bolt back up the Tranny - go over every thing again 10 times - then decide whether we are ready to press her back into the car
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #75
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Looking good!!! To hold that crank in place you can probably take about a 24 inch piece of metal something similar to a "metal ruler" and drill holes for the flywheel bolts (2) and then drill holes for the transmission bolts (one on each side). Just a thought.
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #76
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THanks Walt

So....

1. I know i have the cams locked via the flat plate. Cam position is right
2. I think i have the crank locked, i KNOW i have it TDC
3. I hope the crank pulley stays put via that small 6mm bolt - if you recall i broke part of the timing cover where it threads in loosening the crank bolt - luckily - righty tighty -

I am going to ford in the morning to get a new crank bolt - after my head bolt fiasco i am going new vs. re-use

Might also get the crank lock service tool if they will let me borrow it
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:03 PM   #77
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Hey - did some more work with the GOOGLE BUTTON and VOILA

http://www.enginebuildermag.com/Arti...ft_pulley.aspx

check out Crankshaft Timing Peg p/n 303-507 lock the crank !!!

Also - its a ranger 2.3L tech page - but this is one of the best tightening sequence and torque setting pages i have seen for the 2.3L Duratec

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/4-cyl...fications.html











And a video on Cam Timing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL5P7wEIymM

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #78
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might as well get the set http://www.amazon.com/OTC-6486-Tool-.../dp/B000RF9YA0
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #79
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agreed - went out and bought this this morning

http://massivespeedsystem.com/_massi.../i-273565.aspx

few days of downtime - and with this - cna go ahead and bolt up the tranny!! (and clean the shop)
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:58 PM   #80
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Final Stretch....

So as stated, went ahead and got the TDC Timing Peg from Massive, and while i have a cam blade will go ahead and use the one they ship in the $35 kit - what a deal. Since we dont need to hold TDC from the flywheel side when we torque down the new crank pulley bolt - bolted up the tranny !



Now - you might ask - what - how are you going to LIFT that back into the car?

Well, we are not - i am gonna lift the nose of the car up again, and then the dolly lets me wheel her right under - motor tranny and all. We have two lifts in the shop here but didnt need them once.

Fingers crossed the new crank bolt and TDC Kit come in tomorrow - then she can get tucked back in.

OH, never actually checked out teh block when i bought the donor - so, brought a smile to my face when i came across this today....

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