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Old 08-12-2013, 11:22 AM
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So apparantly my #1 injector was giving me some issues. Got it replaced and the motor still was missing. Did a compression test and cylinder 1 was low. Figured the injector washed the rings out. Got it opened up and upon pulling the head I found some foreign material in the cylinder and the cylinder wall has some scoring on it. Guess I'm going to be building a motor now since I refuse to drop 16k at the dealership.

What would you recommend to do while the motor is stripped down. Not looking to really go all out or add tons more power down the road. I've already got all of the updated Ford parts (standpipes, oil feed/drain, etc.) and has studs, egr delete, CAI, turbo, coolant filter, airdog 150, and 190/100 injectors.

The cylinder doesn't look to bad, but I'm just going to get it punched .020 over just to have a good starting point. The pistons will be coated by Swain Tech. As long as the stock rods are good, was planning on reusing them along with ARP rod bolts. Was looking at a cam, probably a stg 1 from Elite. Once the heads check out, I'm going to port them myself then have them flowed and CC'd. Definitely plan on valve springs (probably Elites), pushrods, and a water pump. Maybe an ATI Dampner and a regulated fuel return. What about Elite's coolant reroute? Needed or not?

After that, not sure if theirs anything else I should do while the motor is apart. Just checking since I dropped the block and rotating assembly off at the machine shop this morning, and am planning on ordering parts here in a week or two once the machine shop lets me know whats what.



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Old 08-12-2013, 02:45 PM
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You aren't cleaning that cylinder up with a .020 over bore. Start looking for a block, consider re-sleeving that block and keeping things stock bore. That way you can re-use the pistons and save some money.

Or consider a short block or a long block from Asheville or Blackwater. A reman short block is $2995 from Asheville. They are a vendor here.
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:52 AM
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Not what I would like to hear. But I'll probably get it sleeved then. On the other hand, I'm going to go ahead and check out Asheville and Blackwater. Getting a short block may just be easier and probably a hell of alot quicker than me building one.
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:52 PM
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I'd imagine the machine work, pistons, rings, bearing and gaskets would be close to the same price.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:25 AM
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We'll see what happens.... Machine shop got the heads checked and they're solid. Guess thats a plus in this situation. Should hopefully know what action needs to be done with the block by the end of the week and then go from there.
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