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Old 01-13-2008, 11:03 PM
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Well, my 200k mile motor is in.
I hadn't had a chance to work on it all week due to work.
It took me and my buddy about an hour to massage it into place.

We did the motor and tranny as a unit. It had the intake manifold on but the exhaust side off. My only piece of advice to anybody installing a motor with the tranny on... is to remove one of the motor mount brackets. It's just too tough with both brackets on to line it up. I got the intake side in place, and put the nut on. I had the exhaust side mount bolted through the K-member, and just manuevered the motor around until the 3 holes lined up on the bracket.

I think it's gonna take another 3-4 hours to get everything else connected. The PPF is in, but the little things like slave cylinder, shifter, entire exhaust side and all the rest of the ****. I think it'll be another couple of days before I see exactly what this motor is gonna be capable of.

My only real concern (other than the mileage), is that the intake manifold gasket might not seal properly (as I reused it) and I'll have to do that next weekend.

The hope is that this thing will do 8psi for about 5k miles... my "mild build" motor should be done early summer and then I'll have to do this all over again.

On another front, I had my local machine shop take a serious look at my Spec Clutch and we both concluded either #1:The PP is out of whack, or #2:Improper install. So, I reinstalled it, with the PP and flywheel at a different orientation, and I made quadruple sure I torqued everything down properly. It held 8psi no problem before, and one swipe of 400grit took all the glazing off the disc. I will keep all of you up to speed on this one.
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Old 01-13-2008, 11:25 PM
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sounds like life is not going to be fun for a while. Hope it all works out.
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damn that looks real fun...i just wish i had a garage with a work bench...good luck with the final install...
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at least its in

I would like to know how the disc holds up...
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hard part is done, you'll get the rest installed no problem. dont ruin this one.
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Let me know if you need a hand....I'm local.
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^Hell YAH!!! I'll probably be hitting it a couple hours this evening.
I've still gotta install the driveshaft, connect fuel lines, all wiring harni, exhaust mani/DP, cold-side, shifter... and then do the MS EBC fix... fill w/oil and coolant... and pray a little.

I'll PM you my number if you had a spare hour tonight, you're more than welcome to come over and check it out or lend a hand.

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congrats Sam, i hope it works out well for you
are you keeping notes of the build progress on other motor,ie cost for machine work and assembly and cost for parts? id be interested to see what it comes out to...
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^I am going to keep fairly detailed noted. My other threads on the subject sum up the plan. I've got the Cat forged rods already. Then, ARP main/head studs. Block cleaned/honed. Head rebuilt. Stock tri-coated pistons. Moly-coated rings. Stock engine rebuild kit. Depending on how much work I do... trying to keep the cost $1800-$2000. All the homework says it's do-able.

Back to the current motor. Tonite, got the driveshaft in... and everything on the cold/intake side installed. Got the manifold/turbo in. Tomorrow, hook up all the water/oil lines, hot-side, DP... fill with fluids and get her running.

Then tackle EBC.
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