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Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Today, 02:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Dropped off the block at the machine shop. The...

Dropped off the block at the machine shop. The owner is not sure what happened. He says he can sleeve that cylinder to fix it and there will be no durability issues.

Sent from my XT1080 using IB...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By VTX1800N1
How did you confirm it was aGT by VIN, through a...

How did you confirm it was aGT by VIN, through a dealer or ETIS? It could be that someone swapped Cobra front brakes on your GT. Both models have vented front rotors, as virtually every modern...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By VTX1800N1
I think these are the holes with the transmission...

I think these are the holes with the transmission locating dowels? I removed one of the dowels and it looks like there is enough depth for the unthreaded part of the bolt to fall into.

Sent from...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,835
Posted By VTX1800N1
The frequency of failure of a lash adjusters or...

The frequency of failure of a lash adjusters or lifters (they both work the same way and for the same purpose) is extremely low with modern technology. There are hundreds of millions of cars with...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-18-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,835
Posted By VTX1800N1
If it were not hydraulic, you would have to open...

If it were not hydraulic, you would have to open the valve covers and make periodic adjustments for cam follower to valve clearance. I have to do this on my motorcycle with solid lash adjusters. ...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-18-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Got the block back and mounted on the stand. That...

Got the block back and mounted on the stand. That was a pain. The first time I put it on the stand the bolts I used were not quite the right thread pitch, so there was some slop and I was able to get...
Forum: SVT Forums 10-17-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By VTX1800N1
Please don't make multiple posts in different...

Please don't make multiple posts in different forums on the same site for the same topic: ...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Figured this out. I had to remove one of the...

Figured this out. I had to remove one of the transmission locating dowels. That was a real bear to get out. It was the original, and with 143K miles, it was stuck in there good. It took me a...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
I'm having a hell of a time getting the engine...

I'm having a hell of a time getting the engine back on the stand. It was pretty difficult when I took it apart, and I think the only reason I got it on at all was because the thread pitch of the...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-17-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By VTX1800N1
Another potential problem is the bearing on top...

Another potential problem is the bearing on top of the strut. I had that go bad on a Windstar (minivan- don't laugh, I have 4 kids) years ago and it sounded horrible.
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By VTX1800N1
I don't think you would want to replace a 4 valve...

I don't think you would want to replace a 4 valve head with a 2 valve, even the TFS design isn't going to be up to the flow numbers of the stock Ford 4 valve, besides all the other parts you would...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By VTX1800N1
For now, stock RPM limit. He doesn't have enough...

For now, stock RPM limit. He doesn't have enough cash for an aftermarket intake plenum. That is much easier to change than the heads, and the original heads are trash because the cam bridge retainer...
Forum: 4.6L General Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By VTX1800N1
Two longer transmission to engine bolts

Unfortunately, I didn't pay attention to the bolts when I separated the Tremec 3650 from the engine on this 2002 GT. There are two of the seven bolts that attach the transmission to the engine that...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By VTX1800N1
Well, this may have been in vain. I contacted...

Well, this may have been in vain. I contacted the seller on Amazon and it turns out he sold them on eBay and no longer has any inventory. Glad I asked. Still interested in which is a better...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By VTX1800N1
Rebuilding my son's 2002 GT engine, I'm about to...

Rebuilding my son's 2002 GT engine, I'm about to order more parts and have to choose a damper. LMR sells some for less than $200, but I haven't heard of those manufacturers before. The two big...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-12-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By VTX1800N1
LMAO Sent from my XT1080 using IB AutoGroup

LMAO

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Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-08-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Figured out a way to get the wire locks...

Figured out a way to get the wire locks installed, and without any tools. It's not anything I've seen anywhere else, rather a combination of techniques I found on YouTube. I might make my own...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-08-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Started the piston assembly last night. I think...

Started the piston assembly last night. I think they may have sent me the wrong wire locks. There is absolutely NO WAY these locks are going into the pin bores. I'm not a small guy, and fairly...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-04-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Engine block and internals are back. Have to get...

Engine block and internals are back. Have to get it on the stand. First step is painting it. He bought a POR 15 engine paint kit in Ford Blue.

Already painted the timing cover in natural aluminum...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 10-04-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By VTX1800N1
My guess, and this is JUST a guess, is that cheap...

My guess, and this is JUST a guess, is that cheap quality aftermarket lights have introduced a voltage leak, causing damage to the brake light switch over time, and now there is an internal full...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-24-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
On a brighter note, my son started working a job...

On a brighter note, my son started working a job where he is making some decent money, so that opens up some possibilities. On the upper end- he might be able to swing some TFS heads. At the very...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-24-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Machine shop called today. Everything is done. ...

Machine shop called today. Everything is done. Total damage is $832.50. That's a block, timing cover, and rear oil seal housing hot tanked, decked, mains checked for alignment, bored and honed...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Dropped the parts off at the shop. Owner said...

Dropped the parts off at the shop. Owner said the rod bushings are too tight, as I suspected. He will fit them for $40. Going to take two weeks to get the rods fit, rings filed, and balance. Then...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-11-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
PARTS! Finally, internals are all here. Going...

PARTS! Finally, internals are all here. Going to the machine shop for balancing and ring fitment tomorrow:

Manley 4340 .020 over forged pistons. 11cc dish, resulting in 10.53:1 compression...
Forum: 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 09-08-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,941
Posted By VTX1800N1
Connecting rods arrived today. Pistons are...

Connecting rods arrived today. Pistons are scheduled to be here tomorrow. That completes everything we need to get the machine shop work done (internal balance and ring fitting). I'll take...
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