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June 17th, 2019 11:27 AM
1C2
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Originally Posted by WickedSnake00 View Post
Is it just the M112 blower or any other hardware with it? The blowers themselves are cheap, it's all the associated parts to make it work that are pricey. You'd have to run a tork tech kit, and those are a couple grand.
That was just the blower. Oof you're right. Looking around the blowers are pretty easy to find in that price range with low miles. But the adaptor kit is not cheap Haha. Guess I'll wait until I'm in a better financial situation for that.
June 17th, 2019 07:57 AM
WickedSnake00 Is it just the M112 blower or any other hardware with it? The blowers themselves are cheap, it's all the associated parts to make it work that are pricey. You'd have to run a tork tech kit, and those are a couple grand.
June 17th, 2019 12:29 AM
1C2 Update! The update is that there is no update. I've been working out of town for a bit so haven't really done anything other that discover the water pump I got sticks out slightly more than it should, so I had to order another, slightly different one..

Anyways, a buddy of mine offered to sell me his Eaton m112 blower for $550. Everything on it is tight. Has about 47k miles on it. Comes with the throttle body and plenum. Should I send it and buy it? I'm not sure if I wanna get it. I want my car to be a fun daily. And decently reliable. I'm not sure if I'll be satisfied with full bolt ons like I pretty much have now though. I imagine it wouldn't take much to make this blower work though. Some oil lines, injectors, fuel pump, tune, etc... Not sure but I'm going to start reading into it.
May 30th, 2019 10:23 PM
Snorky Never seen that gasket type either... interesting.
May 30th, 2019 09:47 PM
WickedSnake00 I mean as long as it seals and as long as it gets oil supply, it ought to work. I've never seen any of those gasket types on any of my engines.
May 30th, 2019 09:25 PM
1C2 Finally got the proper chain guide. Rather than returning the whole kit I just bough the individual guide that wouldn't work. But now I see that the tensioners are different. What the hell? The kit I bought is for an 01 gt which should have the exact same engine as my 03 right? When I search timing kits for my mustang I see 2 different ones. The one I got with a different guide and tensioners, and the proper one. These tensioners have a bit different shape and instead of having a gasket they have a peice of metal that I assume acts as a gasket. It will fit but I really dont want it to fail cause it was slightly different. And I really dont want to wait on parts anymore as I was hoping to have the engine in this weekend. Think I will be fine? Dont have a pic of the inside of the old tensioners but the oil channels look different. Unless someone says otherwise I'm just gonna send it
May 27th, 2019 09:04 PM
1C2 Is there a difference between the Romeo and Windsor timing chain guides? Most of what I see when I look for them is the one I was sent, whiiiich wont fit..
May 27th, 2019 11:22 AM
1C2
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So I cant seem to rotate the cams with them on the head at all. I'm trying to turn them to the general position for timing but they won't budge. I torqued the cam sprockets down to 90 ftlbs without it moving at all so I'm not sure what's going on, cant imagine the valve springs being that stiff. The heads are not on the engine.

Edit: Neeeevermind. Found the issue. Sprocket was backwards
What was the issue? Followers were in?

Sprocket was backwards and wedged on an Allen key bolt that I'm not sure what does haha
May 27th, 2019 09:41 AM
Snorky
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Originally Posted by 1C2 View Post
So I cant seem to rotate the cams with them on the head at all. I'm trying to turn them to the general position for timing but they won't budge. I torqued the cam sprockets down to 90 ftlbs without it moving at all so I'm not sure what's going on, cant imagine the valve springs being that stiff. The heads are not on the engine.

Edit: Neeeevermind. Found the issue. Sprocket was backwards
What was the issue? Followers were in?
May 25th, 2019 09:27 PM
1C2 Yay my chain guides are incorrect. Time to wait on more parts and cover everything again cause its supposed to rain agaiiiiin yaaaay
May 25th, 2019 05:14 PM
1C2 So I cant seem to rotate the cams with them on the head at all. I'm trying to turn them to the general position for timing but they won't budge. I torqued the cam sprockets down to 90 ftlbs without it moving at all so I'm not sure what's going on, cant imagine the valve springs being that stiff. The heads are not on the engine.

Edit: Neeeevermind. Found the issue. Sprocket was backwards
May 25th, 2019 12:16 AM
Snorky
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Originally Posted by WickedSnake00 View Post
The assembly lube? You'll be fine. It took me quite awhile to get mine fired and running after I built it.
Yeah that stuff is like glue. Molasses.. has the texture of mobile vactra 2
May 24th, 2019 09:04 PM
WickedSnake00 The assembly lube? You'll be fine. It took me quite awhile to get mine fired and running after I built it.
May 24th, 2019 05:42 PM
1C2 Pics again! Been sick and it's still raining!!! What the hellll it's almost halfway through the year and I'm in California. Anyways how long will the assembly line hold up? This is like a week or two away from being started.
May 19th, 2019 05:03 PM
1C2
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More pics! Looks like I lost some compression today after cleaning Haha. Does the head look clean enough to you guys? Interesting that both rear cylinders were much cleaner than the rest before I started. Also its supposed to rain for a few days so progress is probably going to slow, even though it's already pretty slow haha. First pic is cleaned, second is not
What are you cleaning them in?
I was using some degreaser and plastic scrapers. And carefully with a razor blade. Its completely smooth to the touch. Took forever
May 19th, 2019 08:41 AM
Snorky
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More pics! Looks like I lost some compression today after cleaning Haha. Does the head look clean enough to you guys? Interesting that both rear cylinders were much cleaner than the rest before I started. Also its supposed to rain for a few days so progress is probably going to slow, even though it's already pretty slow haha. First pic is cleaned, second is not
What are you cleaning them in?
May 17th, 2019 12:16 PM
1C2 Went ahead and bought some bbk shorty's. At first I didnt really care to get them but seeing that it (hopefully) wont be this easy to do it again I figured I may as well.
May 15th, 2019 12:52 AM
1C2 More pics! Looks like I lost some compression today after cleaning Haha. Does the head look clean enough to you guys? Interesting that both rear cylinders were much cleaner than the rest before I started. Also its supposed to rain for a few days so progress is probably going to slow, even though it's already pretty slow haha. First pic is cleaned, second is not
May 14th, 2019 08:48 AM
WickedSnake00 Go nuts with the assembly lube. Just keep in mind that when you drain the oil next a lot of assembly lube can show a sheen in the oil and scare the crap out of you.

You can probably splice it together. If you have to you can always use hoses instead. I would get the engine back together and then look at the vacuum diagram for it, see what's missing.
May 13th, 2019 11:13 PM
1C2 Got the heads off, and man it's much better looking than my last. No rust, except a tiny bit in cylinder 4, which I'm guessing is the one that had coolant leaking into it. Everything looks good so far. My only questions so far is how generous should I be with the assembly lube on the cams? I plan to just cake as much on them as I can. Also, this vacuum line (pic related) that I forget what goes to, how do I even replace this haha. Its wrapped up with the wiring harness if I recall correctly, and I dont wanna peel the whole thing apart. I dont think I can splice it back together, it's kinda brittle and plastic. I wanna say it was for the egr? Anyways, some more pics!
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