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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:12 pm 
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Oil pan, pickup, and oil temp bung are on their way.

The crank is still at the crank grinder's shop, but the rods/pistons/rings/pins/bearings are weighed and matched, bobweight is calculated, and I'll get those assembled here pretty soon so they'll be ready when the crank is ready.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 pm 
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The pistons were hung on the connecting rods with care......in hopes that Mr. Crankshaft soon would be there.....

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Custom Racetec forged pistons, with a Hastings 1.5/1.5/3mm ring pack. Rods are Molnar 6" pieces.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:25 am 
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Nice pics of....nice parts!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:14 am 
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Jim, thank you very much for being extremely patient.

Have had a couple bumps in the road with this one.....everything from oil pans to crankshafts to engine color. New Scat crank came in with a couple of rod journals .0005-.0006" out of round, so I dropped it off at my crank grinder's shop only for him to take a couple of months to get to it. Jim's oil pan that he sent to me came in with a broken baffle support, so we had to select a new pan and have it modified. I had also painted the block, then went to paint the oil pan (used a different can of exactly the same paint) and the shades were drastically off, so I repainted the entire shooting match and popped new freeze plugs in.

Finally getting her nailed down now and things are going together.

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(Never assume camshaft thrust clearance is going to be correct. I have to adjust 75% of the cam thrust plates that I use.)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm 
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Thanks for the up date and pictures Brent. Hope for smooth sailing from here on out. It's come a long way.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Plenty of bearing/fillet clearance:

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Rollmaster timing set with Torrington bearing & ARP bolt.

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Cam card and how the camshaft degreed:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:43 am 
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A few more pics....

I never rely on the dowels being in the correct location, so I check them with a centering tool. I have them for every engine I do and it helps when there are no dowels in the block (like with an FE).

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After the timing cover is centered, it's snugged down, the seal is installed, and the balancer is installed.

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Head gaskets going on:

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Cylinder heads bolted on. Fasteners cycled and retorqued.

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Waiting on Jim's pointer to show up so I can calibrate it with the balancer and also waiting on pushrods to show up. Rocker arms and polylocks are washed and ready to install.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:43 pm 
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Looks great. Came a long way in a few days. Timing pointer is on it's way.
Brent FYI my flywheel is 164T with 11" clutch.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:35 am 
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Hi Brent can you list the spring pressures.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:27 pm 
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150/365.

You’ll get a full build sheet.

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