The RockAuto stork arrived today...New main bearings and front and rear oil seals.
Interesting that the rear seal comes with an installation tool included, I wasn't expecting that. I figured I would just improvise with some PVC or something.
I wont install the crank this weekend, maybe next weekend though. Need to get a dial indicator.
I was on a parts ordering spree for my other car yesterday and snuck some rod bolts in because somebodies Facebook post reminded me that I still need them. FordPartsGiant had them for $1.61 so that was pretty reasonable. This build is pretty low on my priority list since I don't even know what I would put it in at this point, but I would really like to get it done and on the shelf this year. Having a drivetrain waiting for a car makes projects a lot easier to justify.
I need some rod bushings next, then I should have everything I need for the short block. I'll order those after I recover from what I spent yesterday. 🤦♂️
I'm not really sure what my plan is for the top end right this minute, I've got the hardware to do pretty much any configuration I want...I'll probably just do a hybrid with 3.0 cams to keep things as simple as possible for installation.
I've been wrestling with wanting to build a custom intake for as long as I can remember. I was trying to put it behind me in the interest of simplicity but you woke it back up again! 🤦♂️
I do believe the split port heads are a problem, and the overly complicated 2.5 IM's only exacerbate that problem. I don't really see coughing up the dough for a 1-off extrude hone, and finding any of the few remaining in existence seems like a longshot at best. Maybe I'll do something different.
I've got one of the split port 3.0 UIM's in my basement. I've been wanting to build a test rig and get some hard data from the various configurations. Maybe I'll try to work that into my schedule before I build the top end. Those sure are ugly though.
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