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Unread 05-23-2013, 08:07 AM   #31
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Just picked it up from the machine shop

Machine shop costs:

Valve job: 110
Cylinder head surfacing(.005) 60
Clean Motor 125
Clean Head 30
Install cam bearings 35
Install expansion plugs 25
Rebore block (.030) 120
Press pistons 48
Recondition rods 100
Balance crank, fly, HB 200
Deck block (.003) 100
Install rings 25
Misc 20

Total 998

Ouch.

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Unread 05-23-2013, 08:46 AM   #32
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Wow definatly ouch. I am in the middle of building mine into a stroker as well and when all is said and done i should have only like 2 in the complete motor. Thats including 1500 for all my parts(new head included).
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Unread 05-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #33
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Machine shop costs:

Valve job: 110
Cylinder head surfacing(.005) 60
Clean Motor 125
Clean Head 30
Install cam bearings 35
Install expansion plugs 25
Rebore block (.030) 120
Press pistons 48
Recondition rods 100
Balance crank, fly, HB 200
Deck block (.003) 100
Install rings 25
Misc 20

Total 998

Ouch.
That not bad.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 11:45 AM   #34
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That not bad.
Yeah, I think there's a bit of fluff built in there, but everything needed to be done and it's not like I can do it myself. I'm not thrilled about the costs (I'm a tightwad), but it's money well spent, I guess. Mrs K keeps reminding me that this will cost a lot less than buying Lil K a used car in a year.
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Unread 05-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #35
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Might i ask why you chose to go with the 232 crank vs the 258?
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Unread 05-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #36
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Sure - mostly due to pricing. The 232 is about 100 bucks cheaper than the 258. And you can build a stroker with just the crank and pistons. With the 258, you need crank, *rods* and pistons. Also, I can use the stock cam and valvetrain, while the 258 recipes generally call for a (new) higher lift cam, which means new springs, retainers, clips, etc.

Also, I already have a 2004 4.7 HO, so I wasn't looking to build a monster. I was content to just rebuild the 4.0, but thought I could get some cheap power with the mini-stroker recipe. I just want a reliable DD without that dead spot around 2K rpms.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #37
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As usual, it's slow going. We had problems getting the fourth piston in - the bottom ring kept getting hung up. So we quit there.

I figure 3 oughta be enough.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #38
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BTW, that stand is a POS. I think it's a Torin. The welds are out of line and a freakin mess. As you can see, we had to modify it with some outriggers just to stabilize it. And to think that the seller said that he built a small block Chevy on it. I can't imagine.
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Unread 06-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #39
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Got to love seeing some progress, I just got my parts ordered for mine. Hope to have it running down the road by the end of the month, and that will be later than i need.
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Unread 09-04-2013, 06:58 AM   #40
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Lil K doing some lifter installation. It's moving along, but slowly.... I started this project in late December. And it's due for inspection in November!
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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #41
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Looks good. Now hurry up and finish!
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Unread 09-16-2013, 07:31 AM   #42
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Pretty sure that pulley isn't in the right place, but I bolted it on mostly to keep from losing it.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:30 AM   #43
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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:40 AM   #44
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Looking good, looks like you'll have it going sooner than later. If I can make a suggestion, replace anything that is questionable. I already had a big scare with the oil sender on my 4.6 that's got 600mi on it, and bad cooling problems. Its all fixed but would have been easier when I did the install initally.
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Unread 09-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #45
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Thanks - that's great advice. Except that everything's "questionable" on the Jeep!

When I started, I made a decision to replace anything that would require removing the engine to access. That's kind of the event horizon for me.
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