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Old 08-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #41
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I then cleaned everything with gasoline (again), and started final assembly.

After much debate for how much I should torque the head nuts, I decided on 54 pounds.
I went 18 - 36 and then 54, all in three steps, a total of nine rounds, and waited for a while between rounds just to be safe.
I did not have the ARP brand lubricant, so I used Moly assembly grease.

Also, instead of the washers that came with the ARP stuff, I opted for the larger stock washers.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:40 PM   #42
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I arranged the ring gap directions per JE's specs and installed the pistons, as well.

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Meanwhile, the car was patiently waiting for its new engine...

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So, the engine was slowly beginning to take shape.





Also, I made a point of clocking the oil cooler assembly slightly, to prevent heat damage to the knock sensor from the coolant line.



I didn't feel perfectly comfortable with that setup, so I went ahead and insulated that hose altogether...

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #45
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The oil pump may look "old" in this pic...
The thing is, I had bought an aftermarket pump. I installed the plunger and the spring from that pump, together with a thin washer, in the original "old" pump, per Bogus's suggestion.
The original pump was in perfect shape, save for a slight wear on its plunger.

I am maintaining 66 to 72 psi, on a hot engine at cruise with this setup now. Not bad.

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Old 08-21-2012, 07:55 PM   #46
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Lemme just post post these pics for posterity..
(It's not like you guys have not seen a timing belt installation before)



If you install the timing belt paying attention to these three areas, the cars fires up on the first crank.





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Then came the superdupercharger...











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There is a reason why I call it superdupercharger...

I rebuilt that while I was at it, too. And it was a biatch. Too me two and a half days.
But, I am known to be a stubborn guy.

There are special cup style bearings pressed at the back of the aluminum housing. Those, according to Magnuson, are impossible to remove, and only they can extract them at the factory. Right.





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There is a reason why I call it superdupercharger...

I rebuilt that while I was at it, too. And it was a biatch. Too me two and a half days.
But, I am known to be a stubborn guy.

There are special cup style bearings pressed at the back of the aluminum housing. Those, according to Magnuson, are impossible to remove, and only they can extract them at the factory. Right.





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Nice work mate. Always nice to see an engine come together.
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And den?


BTW, you mentioned using some kind of really light weight insulation in the insulation thread. What was that?
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