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post #1 of 130 Old 11-30-2012, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Starting my build now, too...

I've just about got all my parts and tools together for this job, so I'll be starting soon. This subject is already well covered on this forum by Tuscany and others, so I'm going to try and avoid a lot of repetition. I will track my progress with pics and comments on my experience and what tricks/methods I've found helpful. By doing this myself, I want to add assurance to anybody contemplating doing their own HG's that they can do it, just as I was assured and convinced by all the good info on this board that I can do this.

The keys to success are:

-being well organised before you start
-pay attention to detail (you can't be too careful or too thorough with anything)
-take your time

I'm not sure what my time frame is going to be. It will depend a lot on what spare time I have from work. Generally, I'd like to have the heads to the machine shop within the next week to have them worked on while I'm gone the following week. Bear with me. I'll be posting updates.






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SCT X3 w/tunes by MKM
MBRP exhaust-turbo back
EGR delete
ARP studs
OEM gaskets
ELC coolant & filter
MTW Stage 1 turbo w/billet wheel
FPR (blue spring)
'04 upgraded front cover
Amsoil bypass oil filter
Insight CS monitor
GloShift gauges (fuel pressure, voltage)
Harley headlights
2008 rear diff. cover
EnviroSave powertrain treatment,

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sweet keep us posted. Nice picture of all the fresh parts!

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where did you get that cylinder head lifting bracket

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where did you get that cylinder head lifting bracket
I built it myself out of a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle. I'm a steel fabricator/pressure welder by trade so I have the resources for something like that. Pretty simple for me.

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SCT X3 w/tunes by MKM
MBRP exhaust-turbo back
EGR delete
ARP studs
OEM gaskets
ELC coolant & filter
MTW Stage 1 turbo w/billet wheel
FPR (blue spring)
'04 upgraded front cover
Amsoil bypass oil filter
Insight CS monitor
GloShift gauges (fuel pressure, voltage)
Harley headlights
2008 rear diff. cover
EnviroSave powertrain treatment,
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turbo stock or??????

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turbo stock or??????
MTW Stage 1

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OEM gaskets
ELC coolant & filter
MTW Stage 1 turbo w/billet wheel
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I built it myself out of a piece of 4x4x1/4 angle. I'm a steel fabricator/pressure welder by trade so I have the resources for something like that. Pretty simple for me.
I run the C-130 metal shop up here and I made mine as well only mine isn't as big as that. It's certainly nice having the resources.

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Did you paint that yourself or did you have Adrian do that for you?

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Did you paint that yourself or did you have Adrian do that for you?
I painted it myself. The black is VHT 2000 deg.F flameproof ceramic header paint. The blue is the old Ford engine enamel. I'm going to paint other components during this process as well.

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'03 F-350 6.0L C/C SB FX4 SRW
SCT X3 w/tunes by MKM
MBRP exhaust-turbo back
EGR delete
ARP studs
OEM gaskets
ELC coolant & filter
MTW Stage 1 turbo w/billet wheel
FPR (blue spring)
'04 upgraded front cover
Amsoil bypass oil filter
Insight CS monitor
GloShift gauges (fuel pressure, voltage)
Harley headlights
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