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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #165 on: June 22 2022, 03:30:13 PM »
Makes sense. Thanks Steve

First things first, getting the old engine out, and getting the new one in. I'll address the trans and converter as soon as I got spark, fuel, and compression. Lol

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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #166 on: June 22 2022, 09:31:09 PM »
Depends on what PTC converter you have. There is a big difference between a budget 10" and a billet 9.5" unit.
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #167 on: June 22 2022, 11:15:57 PM »
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #168 on: July 24 2022, 10:55:38 PM »
The engine is out of the car!!!! I can't believe I did that on my own(minus the actual physical strapping and motor pulling). I was very disappointed to find that all of my bellhousing bolts were loose in addition to my compressor bolts, and both motor mounts. One of the bolts in the oil pan was halfway backed out as well. Needless to say I'm on cloud nine regardless! Thanks for all of the assistance and I look forward to posting pics of it idling :rock:

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« Reply #169 on: July 24 2022, 11:14:30 PM »
All of those loose bolts could have caused some false knock...but other than maybe an oil leak from the pan, take the positive view.  It made it easier to get things apart! :icon_eyes:

Be sure to watch the torque levels on oil pans and such when you going back in...many an oil leak caused by cut oil pan gaskets and such from over tightening...
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #170 on: July 29 2022, 12:13:36 AM »
That stuff was already done when the other engine was built, and all of the bolts were torqued to spec. I'm reusing my fuel rails for now until I upgrade my fuel lines and new rails. I ordered the ground stretcher kit as well as the kit moving the fusible links. I'm actually excited about getting the electrical cleaned up a bit. I'm also moving over my IAC, TPS, crank sensor, cam sensor, throttle body linkage, knock sensor, and my serpentine belt bc it seems to be in good shape.

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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #171 on: July 29 2022, 04:23:28 PM »
I got the motor mount bolts out of the original and put the new motor mounts on the new engine. I'm using a ported throttle body but I had move over the piece that the accelerator pedal linkage connects to as well as the IAC. I talked to TA Performance and the guy Mike is a nice guy. He informed me to add a clear coat to the balancer that I ordered from them because out of the box, they INDEED will rust as they are. I'm so close, yet so far away. I got my stock pulleys off and painted them. They look incredible. Tonight my intent is to move the fuel rail and injector wiring harness over. I did get the oil block off plate installed along with the motor mounts. This process seems never ending. Lol. I hope you all have a great weekend.

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« Reply #172 on: July 29 2022, 05:53:11 PM »
One thing at a time and you will be ready before you know it!
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #173 on: August 09 2022, 04:38:58 PM »
Now on to the cam sensor installation process. It looks pretty straightforwar d after reading and watching the youtube videos. My main focus with that is making sure I'm on the compression stroke. These new balancers are super nice because they come with the TDC marking as well as the 25* after TDC mark. I thought that was pretty neat. I ordered a new brass oil feed block. It's a bit more narrow and it should be easier to get in. I'm struggling to get the damn thing to face forward after being tightened all the way. Makes me wanna say to hell with the oil pressure sending unit.  :rofl:  Anyways, I'll keep you guys posted. I ordered another oil dipstick tube as well because mine broke off

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« Reply #174 on: August 09 2022, 04:46:35 PM »
I really like the setup on Steve's site for the oil pressure sending unit. I have an aftermarket oil pressure gauge, but I haven't found that T-piece similar to that setup.

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« Reply #175 on: August 10 2022, 12:22:25 AM »
IF the valve cover is off the engine, then when both valves on number one are closed and the timing mark is near the pointer, then you are on TDC.  Or, if you put your finger over the number one spark plug hole and turn the engine over with the big bolt that holds the pulley on the crank with a socket, you will feel a good puff of air as it comes up on TDC... easy peasey as those Canucks like to say. :D
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #176 on: August 12 2022, 12:23:41 AM »
With everything quiet, you can actually hear the air coming out as well. Pretty neat stuff and I'm learning so much.

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« Reply #177 on: August 12 2022, 02:01:05 AM »
Probably a sneaky fart
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