Still waiting on a few parts for my suspension so in the meantime!! The Short block is pretty much complete, only thing I need is Billett gears for the oil pump.
All my pistons are scuffed up and deburred, to ensure I didn't have any sharp edges which will be an attraction point for detonation.
Got the deck resurfaced, block honed out, and all that good stuff, The machine shop said the assembly was way out of balance but she is dialed in now. The guy that did the balancing Won an award at the Amsoil engine build off so Im certain my motor should be about perfect for high revolutions.
I also left my Main bearing clearances towards the loose side .0027 to .0028 to allow a little more oil to flow in between them in the upper RPM's. My only concern was losing oil pressure, but since I have the Cobra pickup tube and housing flow shouldn't be an issue.
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The UPR K member looks nice.... but ive seen 3 of them either cracked or broken that were never in an accident. They do not hold up at all to daily driving... I had one sitting in my garage awhile back that was brand new and I kept looking at it thinking it looks nice enough to me, maybe I could beef it up a bit... Then I started doing weld thickness checks and found them to be VERY inconsistent in a couple places damn right paper thin where the plates are welded and meet the tubes at a 45. In comparison I did the same thing once to an MM K member and and found them all to be very close.
Put it like this if your roll cage was welded in your race car with the same quality as that UPR K member I had it would not pass tech when they did the weld inspection... kinda scary huh.
Either way though I hope your ride turns out awesome, your happy and its fast. I know one thing for sure it will be pretty!
I called and talked to them about this and yes they had a couple issues with their old stuff, but there is no issues with their new K members.......
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I too am running offset rack bushings and bumpsteer. Works well. I am going to lower it more this year so we shall me.
I went ahead and ordered all new POLY stock style bushings since I have all the right hardware on my K member to correct this.