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Old 03-12-2010, 01:44 PM   #21
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He could always tear it back down for us and then
video the build back up... j/k
ha! when this is over i am through playing with
my engine. i really hope this is a one time deal.




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it would have been cool to have videos of this build process.
it would be more interesting to watch paint dry, i might
be the slowest DIY'er alive.
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Old 03-12-2010, 05:49 PM   #22
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Just cut out large portions of video and speed the rest up 50x.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:03 PM   #23
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ha! when this is over i am through playing with
my engine. i really hope this is a one time deal.
I know that feeling. I would be willing to wager that within a month of completing this project you will be examining head porting, cam profiles, and springs that allow more valve lift. What do you want to put on it?
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #24
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I really doubt you will be satisified with 12psi, you will prob be slower than where you were at with the stock motor and 10psi. With that low compression, you will have some room to play and still be able to run pump gas.
He should be the same or more. A built engine can withstand a little more timing than a stocker.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:50 PM   #25
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just a gentleman's bet, cause seriouly i don't
plan on going for big power anytime soon. i might
put a 12psi pulley on this summer, but that will be it for
awhile.


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Old 03-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #26
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go big or go home!

seriously tho, why would you put a built motor in with low compression and not run 15+ psi?
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Old 03-12-2010, 10:28 PM   #27
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you do make a good point Stkjock. we'll
see, maybe the power bug will wear me
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go big or go home!

seriously tho, why would you put a built motor in with low compression and not run 15+ psi?
Quit reading my mind Stk
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go big or go home!

seriously tho, why would you put a built motor in with low compression and not run 15+ psi?

Maybe for insurance against catastrophic failure. Plenty of build motors have blown while pushing the edge.
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Maybe for insurance against catastrophic failure. Plenty of build motors have blown while pushing the edge.
yes I know, but a built motor up to 17-18 psi on pump, if built properly is a non-issue IMHO. If you're running 12 might as well stay on the stock block, heck and some race fuel and kick up your timing for the track and your deep 11s easy. my .02

If I keep my car and do a built build 18psi on pump 24/7/365 and 20+ on race!
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #31
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i had some trouble getting the harmonic balancer
pulley installed. i know lots of people have used this
installation tool to install the pulley, but it just
wasn't working for me.

here is the standard tool:

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and here is my revised tool setup:

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i added:
1) the washer between the large turning nut and the bearing.
2) oversized washer between the bearing and the PVC.
3) PVC spacer.

one advantage to this setup, is that it gets the turning nut
out and away from the pulley, making it a little easier to
get a wrench on it and make the turns.

bottom line is, unexpected problems may arise during your
build and you just got to deal with them as they come up.

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can't wait till I have a built motor, gonna be a little while though

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thanks candyman, hopefully the fun will
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i had some trouble getting the harmonic balancer
pulley installed. i know lots of people have used this
installation tool to install the pulley, but it just
wasn't working for me.

here is the standard tool:

Click the image to open in full size.


and here is my revised tool setup:

Click the image to open in full size.


i added:
1) the washer between the large turning nut and the bearing.
2) oversized washer between the bearing and the PVC.
3) PVC spacer.

one advantage to this setup, is that it gets the turning nut
out and away from the pulley, making it a little easier to
get a wrench on it and make the turns.

bottom line is, unexpected problems may arise during your
build and you just got to deal with them as they come up.
This week or next weekend I will be pulling the stock crank pulley off and putting on an 8 rib. How hard was it to get the stock crank pulley off?

As far as running 15 psi. I plan on doing 10 for DD and 15 for the track when I feel like it.

I feel like having ~500 to the wheels driving around town is enough to get yourself in real trouble.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:07 AM   #35
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i had some trouble getting the harmonic balancer
pulley installed. i know lots of people have used this
installation tool to install the pulley, but it just
wasn't working for me.

here is the standard tool:

Click the image to open in full size.


and here is my revised tool setup:

Click the image to open in full size.


i added:
1) the washer between the large turning nut and the bearing.
2) oversized washer between the bearing and the PVC.
3) PVC spacer.

one advantage to this setup, is that it gets the turning nut
out and away from the pulley, making it a little easier to
get a wrench on it and make the turns.

bottom line is, unexpected problems may arise during your
build and you just got to deal with them as they come up.
that's cool.
is your last name MacGuyver?
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You're not adding the steeda belt drive?
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:34 AM   #37
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How hard was it to get the stock crank pulley off?
the stock crank pulley came off the original motor
very easily. i used the oem 27139 pulley puller.




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sadly my last name is "turn a 5 minute job into a 3
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You're not adding the steeda belt drive?

well at this point i really just want to get it running
on the whipple tune and establish that things are
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:11 AM   #38
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Get back to work!!

Your cookbook webpage is coming along nicely. It would be nice if you put up all the "ingredients" you used. LOL. Seriously though, a list of all the parts you bought to complete the install of the new motor (i.e. head bolts, gaskets, 8 bolt flywheel, etc) would be great. This way people can have a better idea of all the misc stuff that is needed for the short block build (which is easily overlooked when judging total cost).

I wish I had damn garage to do this myself, living in an apartment FTL.
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Get back to work!!


a list of all the parts you bought to complete the install of the new motor


I wish I had damn garage to do this myself



well i'll be able to get back to it friday night, have to go out of
town....i've been putting in an hour or two in the evenings and
it's nearly done. probably going to start it on sunday.

i had thought about a parts list, but it's one of those things that
is kind of best left, for the person doing the project. reading,
researching and putting your own list together is part of the fun.

i hear you on the garage....there really isn't anything you can't do,
if you have the tools and a nice work environment.
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Update! update! We want an update!
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