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What would you do to a junk yard engine before installing it?

Old 06-25-2019, 09:03 AM
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red96v6
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What kind of damage to the valve covers?

I have an 07 GT that will soon have 08 heads on it...The spark plugs have a different thread pattern on the 08+ than the earlier years. I learned today the coil on plugs should be compatible across 05-10, and even MSD has the same part number for this year range.

05 and 06 had the early style coolant crossover, but the conversion is just a simple bolt on. Id keep the 07+ style and get new hoses to eliminate the remote thermostat and extra piping.

As for clutches.... While my engine is out Im replacing the stock unit with a McLeod RST Twin Disc Clutch Kit. It was recommended, but I dont have any experience with anything other than the stock one in this car.... And also replacing the pilot bearing, slave cylinder, and fluid line.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:38 PM
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You might save yourself a lot of grief if you also change your hyd. slave cylinder when you put the new clutch in.
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