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post #1 of 27 Old March 17th, 2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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the nukka's 4.3 v6 H/C/I stroker build

of course u cant start a build thread without a lil background, sooo I purchased this car off a dealer lot in 2005, paid $16,500 and my last payment is next month (5 year loan, but got a 2 year extension, so i can have lower payments due to college) the car now has 150,000 miles, I recently enlisted in the airforce and i leave for basic on april 24th and originally planned on buying a new car after tech buuut decided it'd be nice to do a rebuild on the engine/tranny instead of having car payments. but me being me i couldnt just do a stock rebuild. now before i get into the engine heres some quick pics of what ive done to the car so far

(I will edit all updates into this orignial post)

03 cobra front, chrome cobra rims, gt side scoops






03 cobra spoiler, matte blackout vinyl, gt rear bumper, sequential taillights








the interior has been redone with 01 cobra seats, mach1 rear seats, a roush interior trim kit, white faced gauges, mgw aode handle, aluminum gauge rings, aluminum ac knobs, and a pioneer avic d3 sat-nav system









Now to the engine build, which is still in a work of progress, my sis has an 02 mustang v6 which she wrecked (now has an 06 GT) so i used her car as a parts car so i can freely build the engine and still drive my car around.


started with the engine pull (forklifts are super convenient)









the teardown







down to the bare block





Next, I started the porting and polishing process (which took alooong time) I oredred the p&p kit from eastwood and used an electric die grinder my old man had in his shop.


first the upper intake,






heres a lil side by side, before and after comparison when i gasket matched the ports










upper done





the lower was a pain and took twice as long as the upper

before


after






then it was time for the heads!




by far the hardest part, but about halfway through i found a set of carbide burrs that made the process a lil easier




after about 2 weeks on and off everyday the p&p job was done.





I was kinda nervous diving into it, but I wasnt serious on making optimum power, I was thinking of it as a learning experience, but then i took my heads down to the machine shop for a valve job and he said i did a good job on'em.


I then took the block down to the machine shop to be prepped and bored.
while its been at the shop all the parts ive ordered started coming in.

starting with the 4.2 crank (had the machine shop order the 4.2 pistons in .30 oversize along with the rebuild kit)




compcams valve springs and retainers from ssm (still waiting on the cam should be here mon)





aand to kill time started to paint





the actual assembly will start next week and will update accordingly

UPDATE 4/1/2012


picked up the engine and rebuild kit from the machine shop. $1500 for machine work plus all the gaskets etc. also paid extra to get the crankshaft balanced.






the block got bored .50 over




and painted it good ol' ford blue





UPDATE 4/2/2012



cam came in today, ordered from supersix motorsports

cam specs- 224/230 .54/.54 114




UPDATE-ENGINE BUILD

cam install








4.2 crank









.50 over 4.2 pistons






decked ported and polished heads with 3-angle valve job






comp cams valve springs







front assembly






oil pan




ported and polished lower intake






valve covers on




upper fitment




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Nice man I never realized how clean your car was. I can't wait to see how your build turns out and I'm glad your sticking with a v6


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I purchased this car off a dealer lot in 2005, paid $16,500
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damn .50 over. thats race car status lol

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damn .50 over. thats race car status lol
it was a surprise to me, the machine shop was going to order .20 over but then they ended up getting the .50s lol

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preppin for swap








hookin up tranny











old engine pull










old and new

















Finished







First startup


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I need to change my boxers. The V6 sounds so good. Nice job.

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Nice build! If you dont mind me asking, what was the ball park range of the cost? I would love to do a build like this. I gave up on my v6. I was hopping to see that vortech sitting on the shelf go on sooner or later!

Are you getting it dynod? post up some number of that bad boy if you are.

Good job on the pics too. Everything looks like it was done nice and clean
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The build ran about 3 grand total, Im going to try to get it dynod n/a ASAP

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are the rods/pistons forged? where did you order them from ?


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Very nice, but after all that why did you stick with the shortys? What else is planned, or is this it for now? Congrats on a sick six!

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Very nice!! I'd love to do something like this to mine. Clean car too man!

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Whats the compression on this combo?
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Whats the compression on this combo?
Don't know exactly but the heads were Decked so I'd say just a tad higher than a stock 4.2

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Any plans for a dyno day yet? I wanna see some numbers on this bad boy.
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rods are stock with .50 oversized Hypereutectic 4.2 pistons.my machine shop that prepped my block and did my valve job, balancing, and milling ordered them. Dyno should be comin soon I want to say octoberish, I have a lasota custom tune on it for now

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