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post #46 of 154 Old 08-13-2013, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Stayed up till 11:00 in garage, rods and mains plastigauged, covered in assy lube, and torqued. I hope i never have to use that cheapo ring compressor again!

Ill snap a few pics before i get started tomorrow morning. My block is complete! Now for all the accessories. I noticed i missed a part of the block where my timing chain cover is in the front so i need to pick up one more can of high temp orange first thing. Im now thinking one more day of assy before install

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post #47 of 154 Old 08-14-2013, 08:24 AM
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Engine Install

Can't wait to see finished install!!!!!
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post #48 of 154 Old 08-14-2013, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Well, i finished with assembly today. Got a few last things to do before i start install in the morning....and, yes...the crankshaft pulley is lime green, lol.
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post #49 of 154 Old 08-15-2013, 06:23 PM
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Looks great , wheres the semi-installed pics ?

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post #50 of 154 Old 08-15-2013, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Dang ipad takes terrible pics, ill have to get the good camera out and take some in the morning. Did the 20 min @ 2500 rpm break in, then it didnt want to start. Seems someone took the doors off and forgot about the door switch. Charged for a few hours and took er out for a spin. Power is definitely noticeable. I used to chirp a bit in second, now it will roast em, had to try it, lol. Tomorrow ill drain the break in oil and put some fresh in it.

Oh and my low oil pressure problem that started this whole thing in gone. 75psi cold idle, 45psi hot idle
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post #51 of 154 Old 08-15-2013, 07:23 PM
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Dang ipad takes terrible pics, ill have to get the good camera out and take some in the morning. Did the 20 min @ 2500 rpm break in, then it didnt want to start. Seems someone took the doors off and forgot about the door switch. Charged for a few hours and took er out for a spin. Power is definitely noticeable. I used to chirp a bit in second, now it will roast em, had to try it, lol. Tomorrow ill drain the break in oil and put some fresh in it.

Oh and my low oil pressure problem that started this whole thing in gone. 75psi cold idle, 45psi hot idle
Nice ! Ipad = no pics ... not so nice

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post #52 of 154 Old 08-15-2013, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Rundown on the Stroker....

4.0 original engine
4.2 crankshaft
New 4.0 rods
Icon forged pistons bored .030" over

Next is header and an exhaust so i con hear the lope better
24# fuel injectors
And maybe an elec fan
I cant afford it but the new motor would handle Banks turbo kit nicely

Im guessing im around 250hp, but after injectors and header i should be 270ish.
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post #53 of 154 Old 08-15-2013, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Nice ! Ipad = no pics ... not so nice
I know i know, looks so much better on the stand though. Now its covered with A/C lines and old muddy wire loom.
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post #54 of 154 Old 08-28-2013, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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My Rokmen tt skid should arrive tomorrow by fed ex......im thinkin Chrysler orange to match my engine. Cant wait! The MML made me have to pull my console apart to allow me to hit the even gears, and 4wd is not an option with the angles i have with 1" MML and 1.25" BL. The Rokmen skid should align things correctly......ill keep ya posted.
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post #55 of 154 Old 08-28-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Funny how i look back at my list and I went for a high clearance skid plate. The MML really threw everything out of wack though.
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post #56 of 154 Old 08-28-2013, 10:30 PM
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Dude give us a shot of that engine bay! Must look crazy with the orange and green. Major props for rebuilding your own engine like that. Awesome work. I'm pretty surprised you even had to do that with how reliable and long lasting these engines usually are.
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post #57 of 154 Old 08-29-2013, 07:41 AM
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I like the orange

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post #58 of 154 Old 08-29-2013, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dude give us a shot of that engine bay! Must look crazy with the orange and green. Major props for rebuilding your own engine like that. Awesome work. I'm pretty surprised you even had to do that with how reliable and long lasting these engines usually are.
Hard to get a good shot with my ipad.
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post #59 of 154 Old 08-29-2013, 08:01 PM
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Awesome, nice work man.
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post #60 of 154 Old 08-29-2013, 08:20 PM
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Nice clean install , I am sure it was worth all the work when you romp on it

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