Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Build day 6 or so

Had a couple of days where I had to go backward (not much fun). But now I'm moving forward. Got a number of things put together today but will need to do much adjustment.



A note to UPS

It hurts your customer base if your semi-truck drivers run over customers and kill them. I thought you should be aware of this since it does not appear that you are.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


More Head Work

When you cut the deck face of the head you also have to cut down the intake face. Its a geometry thing.


Saw something funky when getting read to clean up the decks on the block to install the heads. Decided to pull one piston to double check everything. What I though might have been wrong was not wrong but I did find a couple of other problems that I'm not especially thrilled about. I'll get it all taken care of though. It just takes more time.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Head Work

Decided to mill the heads down a tad to get the compression up. It'll still run on pump gas and maybe even 87 octane, so all is still well with the world.


Sunday, November 15, 2009



Got the heater box painted and reassembled.



Friday, November 13, 2009


Build Day 4

Installed the harmonic balancer, the crank pulley, the water pump housing, the water pump, the thermostat and thermostat housing, a wire loom holder, the temp sensor (not pictured), the heater hose barbs (not pictured), the water pump pulley (temporary install), and the head studs (not pictured).


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Build Day 3

Timing chain installed:

Degreeing the cam:

Timing cover, oil pump, and fuel pump installed:

Friday, November 06, 2009


Day 2

Rings went on pistons, bearings went on the rods, and pistons went in the engine. Also cleaned up the oil pump.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Going back together: day 1

Cam and crank installed:

Just liked this shot of the crank through the cylinder bores in the block:

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Painted Block

The block is all painted up. Time to start putting it back together.


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