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Old 08-06-2016, 10:40 AM   #16
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Looking Great!

What paint did you use on the manifolds?
Thanks!

Just some generic high temp black over a bead blasted finish. It's for BBQ's so I'm not sure how long it will last, but I got a few good coats on it.

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Old 08-09-2016, 09:59 AM   #17
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Just rebuilt the injectors and unpacked the HD tranny mounts.

Still on track for dropping the engine in this weekend

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Old 08-10-2016, 12:30 PM   #18
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Fuel rail cleaned, painted, and assembled. Ready to mount onto the intake so I can bolt her up.


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Old 08-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #19
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Still planning to drop engine/trans in this weekend. I understand the starter is kind of a bitch to access so I'm dropping it and the alternator off at my dad's shop to be rebuild.

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Old 08-11-2016, 02:31 PM   #20
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Question about open header!!!

Ok so it's not really a header I guess.... I don't have any of the exhaust system mounted up right now. Will I be able to test run the engine with open exhaust manifolds or do I need that O2 sensor in place?

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Old 08-13-2016, 06:25 PM   #21
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Ready to drop this bitch! Just about.... Had to stop for the day untill I drill the tranny brackets for the 10mm HD mounts.

So far got the flywheel on twice.... The Sachs stage 2 I ordered was for a single mass whereas the donor engine had a dual. Had to pull the single mass from the old engine and mount up. What a pain it was to torque the bolts!

Trip to the hardware store to get new bolt/buts for the stater (which was rebuilt along with the alternator by my old man). Motor mounts installed....

Feels like it took all day to do a couple things.


If I can get everything in tomorrow and connect the starter for a compression test, I will be happy

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Old 08-13-2016, 09:18 PM   #22
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Holy s*#& it turns over!







Got a second wind and decided to head to my dad's shop and drill the tranny brackets to fit the HD mounts. Then everything else just sort of happened and the damn thing went in. Had to get creative with some 2x6 boards for leverage and maneuvering but it worked. She is cranking over and not making horrible noises

Compression testing tomorrow. Prob going to be kinda shitty being "new" rings and never fired, but I'd like the piece if mind.

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Old 08-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #23
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Well the engine is officially sitting on the mounts, no strings/chains attached! I have the tranny supported in the back, just need to get some locknuts for the mounts. My goal is to have the engine running in 2 more weekends.


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Old 08-15-2016, 09:40 AM   #24
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Oh, also found out that I need to replace the passenger front wheel bearing. Got the car up on jacks and that wheel has about a 1/4 inch of slop all around

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Old 08-15-2016, 07:02 PM   #25
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~175-180psi on all cylinders!

I was not expecting that with the "used" rings I installed.

Engine mounts all in place with bolts, pending tranny mount bolts still.

Waiting for water pump to arrive so I can finish up the front of the engine.

Tomorrow I'll be cleaning out throttle body at work and getting that installed.



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Old 08-16-2016, 03:54 AM   #26
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Nice progress so far!

Is your engine hook behind the distributor rotor flipped the wrong way?
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:46 AM   #27
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Nice progress so far!

Is your engine hook behind the distributor rotor flipped the wrong way?
Thanks!

Yeah, it could very well be backwards. I just tossed it on so I could hookup the engine hoist. I'll take a look and verify before I bolt up the rest of the front.

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Old 08-16-2016, 06:55 PM   #28
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What are these? Anyone? Laying loose in the car.

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:01 PM   #29
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Well it was suggested on another forum that they are just fancy door lock stem pieces... Might look good if I had along with a wooden wheel.

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:27 AM   #30
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NGK ZGR5A , good choice on that one , those are good plugs , i have a 325es stroker and put them in last year.. definitely wakes the car up spark-wise
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