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    I did look (before I re-install engine) at their...

    I did look (before I re-install engine) at their SFI flex plate shields. Running a 4r70w, the options are spread thin for trans shields, so I’ll probably have to run a blanket, but the actual...
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    What I remember on the oil pan is that I...

    What I remember on the oil pan is that I eventually used a tube of black rtv to seal the block to the windage tray (with gasket) and windage tray to pan (with gasket) it was my dumb luck I tried...
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    Made good progress today, cleaned the block deck,...

    Made good progress today, cleaned the block deck,
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    cleaned the heads,
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    installed head gaskets
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    and heads!
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    Torqued the heads to 30ftlbs and then 60ftlbs. Didn’t...
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    Oil pump, pickup tube, and head studs in....

    Oil pump, pickup tube, and head studs in. Starting to look like an engine!171053
    Gotta double check pickup tube to pan clearance yet, and start laying heads and timing gear.
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    Dry install it is, thanks!

    Dry install it is, thanks!
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    No reason to suspect any issues, just not a lot...

    No reason to suspect any issues, just not a lot of instances for a dry install in my experience. Seems like everything takes a gasket or rtv (or both) and wanted to check that box to mitigate any...
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    I thought so, I was just looking at this build...

    I thought so, I was just looking at this build book I’m using, and they have 4 individual bolts without the timing guides installed, but it was also a 4v so I wasn’t sure. That’s when I found my...
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    I’m having a brain fart, my oil pump bolt...

    I’m having a brain fart, my oil pump bolt mounting kit (the bolts I took out) I have 3 m6 40mm, but the last bolt is mia. I swear I bagged and tagged everything accordingly. Is one of those bolts...
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    Ah, thanks Ed!

    Ah, thanks Ed!
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    I guess I was kidding when I said last order from...

    I guess I was kidding when I said last order from Summit, I’ve put together my timing list which consists of the TFS supplemental kit of solid lash adjuster and the crank adapter for my degree wheel....
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    What lower radiator hose am I looking for? I’m...

    What lower radiator hose am I looking for? I’m not even sure what “style” oil filter adapter I have to cross reference or search. I could probably make my stock 2v work by sleeving a 90 degree on the...
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    Yes, there are quite a few listed, didn’t see...

    Yes, there are quite a few listed, didn’t see much difference, or discernible difference in them. Thanks again Ed!
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    Still have a v6, waiting on the last two top...

    Still have a v6, waiting on the last two top rings from Gibtec, but everything good up to this point!

    Got the cobra engineering timing studs and the cobra engineering remote oil mount installed.
    ...
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    Plastigage on rod. 171007 Plastigage compressed...

    Plastigage on rod.
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    Plastigage compressed to .002
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    Gotta put down the phone now and get to work! Got 6 more to do, hope this helps someone!
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    A little more in depth: 170997 Bottom support...

    A little more in depth:
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    Bottom support rail
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    All 4 rings in the bottom
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    Piston assembled
    Clean bore before
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    Quick seal applied, hazy green, so it’s clean!...

    Quick seal applied, hazy green, so it’s clean!
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    Lesson learned, install the very bottom ring first, (the one that’s a pain to install) the dimple I believe faces down to keep it from...
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    With the bearings installed, still can’t deduce a...

    With the bearings installed, still can’t deduce a side...
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    Crank end play measured at .006 so I believe I am...

    Crank end play measured at .006 so I believe I am well within spec there.
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    Ed, I know you said one end of the rod should...

    Ed, I know you said one end of the rod should have a heavier chamfer on the big end. I just can’t differentiate. I’m going to go with implicitly sake and make sure all the labeled numbers on the rod...
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    Re-torqued studs today with at least 2 threads...

    Re-torqued studs today with at least 2 threads showing, trust me I was holding my breath the whole time!
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    So not the mains are tackled, until I have to do the pickup tube. I’m going to...
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    Ed, I’ve got that pump from boundary already as...

    Ed, I’ve got that pump from boundary already as per your advice, just wanted to see if my game plan seems good or unnecessary.
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    To show that I actual read other threads and am...

    To show that I actual read other threads and am not the only star in the universe, I recall others with similar questions and can state these facts.

    I believe the called out tolerance from one...
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    I used the red on the mains since it had the...

    I used the red on the mains since it had the tightest tolerance I have red and green. the 4 outside measured in at .002 and the very center was closer to .003.
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    Good, it’s a habit I haven’t kicked yet!

    Good, it’s a habit I haven’t kicked yet!
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    Interesting he said chocolates, like no matter...

    Interesting he said chocolates, like no matter what, it’s still gonna be pretty good!

    On a side note, is anyone still using plasti-gage to check bearing tolerances? By using math on the crank and...
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    Good advice with the bearings, sounds a lot like...

    Good advice with the bearings, sounds a lot like I’ll be loosening all the studs and re-torquing them! I didn’t figure I’d get it right the first time, it seems like without knowing where they bottom...
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    Because pictures are worth a thousand...

    Because pictures are worth a thousand words...170971
    You can see the longer studs at the center, the nut has cleared the smaller 8mm thread, but has only 4 or so threads on the 10mm section.
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    Thanks Ed. I would like to point out another...

    Thanks Ed. I would like to point out another potential issue I have yet on the main studs. The larger inner studs have a tapered thread, in which the nut engages the larger portion as it’s torqued...
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    What are some pointers for locating ring opening...

    What are some pointers for locating ring opening position on the pistons? I had planned on the top ring at 12 o’clock and second ring at 6 o’clock. I just figured to keep them from being online, and...
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    It’s strictly a track car, new rings on the way....

    It’s strictly a track car, new rings on the way. I can’t fully express how pleased I am with Gibtec after sales service!
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    Filing rings today, got crank installed. I’m...

    Filing rings today, got crank installed.

    I’m shooting for .024 ring gap what is the recommended margin of error here?

    1-15 psi is .019
    15-30 psi is .024
    30+is .028

    I have some over...
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    Also got these Gems in the mail! Thanks again Ed!...

    Also got these Gems in the mail! Thanks again Ed! Hope I got room to mount them!!!!
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    Because all rods are stenciled with 5933 on one...

    Because all rods are stenciled with 5933 on one side, I’ve made them facing towards the front with the large valve relief orientated the same direction. Hope this is correct! These wrist pin...
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    I’m starting today assembling the rods, going to...

    I’m starting today assembling the rods, going to use pipe cleaners to clean out the oil passages and blowing them out with compressed air.
    Hopefully by tomorrow I can get the rings filed and...
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    Interesting notation of modifying a lower to use...

    Interesting notation of modifying a lower to use as an upper, surely the oil passage would have to be drilled/milled as well?
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    Obviously mb1329si is only sold through King and...

    Obviously mb1329si is only sold through King and not a valid part number anywhere else. Other than the ease of installation, what are the other benefits? Because the fully flanged bearing has a...
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    [QUOTE=eschaider;2262109]From post #2, ...

    Yep, Also not available...King had nothing. Any other suggestions?
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    The king set I pulled out of the old engine was...

    The king set I pulled out of the old engine was the multi piece set, so I guess I’ll just run the mb5281si.
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    Mb5219si is seemingly impossible to find. When I...

    Mb5219si is seemingly impossible to find. When I ordered back in November I was told a ship date of December, this morning got a email saying March, called King themselves and said the line was...
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    Got these gems in the mail today! I’m very...

    Got these gems in the mail today! I’m very impressed with packaging and general professionalism. In the next few days I’ll make some time to take the crank, rods, and these to get balanced.
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