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Old 02-07-2020, 01:25 PM   #301
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You FFFF Ford guys could have shared! LOL
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Old 02-07-2020, 01:53 PM   #302
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New ring compressor worked perfect, the oil rails had the correct gap during installation.
I'm trying something different, assembling engine on the bench without using an engine stand. I'm thinking the heads are a strengthening factor to the aluminum block, that seems to move around a lot. Trying to assemble the engine without induced stress from hanging on engine stand. I'm not sure how to measure the results. Joel would ask me if I was trying pick fly stuff out of pepper. Many a truths are spoken in jest.
Larry: Your post reminded me of stories of engine builders that would hone their blocks with 160 degree water flowing through the water jackets. Makes you wonder.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:12 PM   #303
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I was wanting to try 175* oil and 100* water in the honing plates, it would be almost like a heads up run.
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Old 02-07-2020, 06:34 PM   #304
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It's all in the details. Richard Carlson author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff is clueless.
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Old 02-07-2020, 08:08 PM   #305
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Had a good day today. Made an A2 steel crank key, degreed the cam in. I got my work-out in by moving the block , crank, and cam around from horizontal to vertical a couple of times. Installed all of the pistons but still have to tighten bolts to stretch. locktighted and torqued cam bolt. Its about supper time.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:00 AM   #306
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Heads are on and valves adjusted. If any of y'all haven't tried installing push rods and rockers on a GEN III Hemi, don't, it almost can't be done.
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:17 AM   #307
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I will get pickup and pan on and mount engine on carrier. Will be heading south to dyno. I will try to get a video of a pull, it sounds pretty cool when it starts to really sing.
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Old 02-13-2020, 08:24 AM   #308
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Looking forward to it. I gotta say, thanks for the effort to keep this thread current - I check for it daily.
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Larry, Chrysler makes a special tool that holds the intake push rods in place that makes life a lot easier.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:28 AM   #310
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That tool is about $90 delivered, I bought one and two out of the four supports broke. It's made of plastic. In short I had to take the rockers off to find the broken plastic. The Ex. side gives me the most trouble.
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