10-29-2007, 02:11 AM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: West Sacramento Ca
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Originally Posted by akaryrye
are you sure you want to dive into that? I suspect this is the type of thing that you are just going to have to bite the bullet on, but if you are dead set on rebuilding, I have a few tips:
First, do a compression test AND a leakdown to try to determine the condition of the head and if it is in good condition, dont touch it. This will greatly decrease your chance of messing this up.
Second, A bottom end rebuild is not terribly hard, but it takes a bit of care. You need a ft/lb torque wrench that works and some simple hand tools which I know you have. Take it to a machine shop to inspect the block and crank ... dont skip this plz. Most likely you can get away with a simple honing of the bores as the only machine work, thats all mine needed.
Third, Kragen is just fine for bearings and seals. Rings, research it. And dont expect it to cost less than $200 after all is said and done (dont forget head-gasket). Is it worth the risk? if so go for it because its a great learning experience.
I appreciate it.
My friend George thta lives in fairfield rebuilds mustang motors so He is gonna do it with me step by step so it WILL be a great learning exp.!!!!
I cant wait.
I ordered a Gasket set 50
Rod Bearings 50
Timing belt/wp kit 120
and thats all im gonna change
I cant wait.
And im gonna do what you said ryan, thanks!
And this motor is going to be NA for most its life.