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Old 11-10-2011, 10:26 PM   #137
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Those heads are extra sexy!!!:thumbsup :
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:28 AM   #138
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Plum tired out. Will get back on it tomorrow. Got a good bit done. Need to get a burr and a die grinder to clearance the front cover for the double roller tomorrow. Slightly touches in a couple spots. Got one head on and called it for the night.

It was cold in the garage, so I wheeled the engine into the foyer. Sophistication at its finest.

First task complete: Install crank key, tap on crank sprocket and oil pump drive, seat oil pump and install pickup without tearing the O-ring. Done.

Love that rollmaster double roller.

Oil pan gasket installed, oil pan bolts torqued, engine flipped right side up.

Next task, install donkey dick camshaft with copious amounts of assembly lube and break in oil. Check.

Install cam retainer with fresh bolts with loctite. Check

Install cam sprocket. Check. You can install this before the oil pump if you choose. I didnt. Installed at 0 degrees advance, 3 degrees ground into the cam. 113LSA+110ICL

Timing chain complete

One bank of lifters + trays installed

Head set down, ARP studs torqued with ARP assembly lube

One bank finished... more to follow
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:11 AM   #139
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you made it obvious now, your def not married ..you now have more engine parts in the kitchen then in the garage...lol..good looking motor
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #140
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you made it obvious now, your def not married ..you now have more engine parts in the kitchen then in the garage...lol..good looking motor
Lol....definitely not married.

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Old 11-11-2011, 09:08 AM   #141
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you made it obvious now, your def not married ..you now have more engine parts in the kitchen then in the garage...lol..good looking motor
My first thought as well. Definitely not with all the engine pr0n in the kitchen.

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Old 11-11-2011, 12:17 PM   #142
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:28 PM   #143
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Less taking pics more wrenching, lets see this thing DONE!!!
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Old 11-11-2011, 08:41 PM   #144
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Ran into a few issues with the rockers interfering with the heads. Making a trip to the store to get what I need to remove some material to make them fit, then its measuring pushrod time.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #145
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moving along nicely, can't wait to see it done. those heads are insane
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:59 PM   #146
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Ran into a few issues with the rockers interfering with the heads. Making a trip to the store to get what I need to remove some material to make them fit, then its measuring pushrod time.
i think i read that somewhere?..oh-yeah, i told ya...lol...if it was like my yella tera, it hit top side,,,btw, chris, i,m trying to wrap up my 4l80 parts and did you geta flywheel inspection cover?, does it have one?...
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #147
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No, there's no reason to run a cover in my opinion. Some people do, I will not.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:03 PM   #148
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i used emory cloth to shave down my edges, they are super soft and attempted to try my bench grinder , it ate it up super fast, so i decided to do it by hand..limiting any chance of taking more then needed.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:45 AM   #149
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I need to remove 1/8" of material unfortunately.
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:49 AM   #150
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little more then i took off, but you will be surpised how soft it is..i laid the emory cloth on workbench and rubbed rockers across it with good pressure, it shaved down really fast..
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:00 PM   #151
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No no no. Removing material from the HEAD, not the rockers. lol...

The checking pushrod is too long also, need the shorter model. These rods will end up less then 7.8
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:11 PM   #152
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yea, that could prove more difficult. my rockers were hitting the head /valve cover lip area...just had to take a little off the rocker...
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:51 PM   #153
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Warning: Beck porn follows.

Going to spend some more time polishing it up, the top and runners especially (it WAS used after all...) but man oh man is this thing nice. Getting close.






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