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Haven't updated this in a while... basically the tear-down is still going on.





Took off the water pump without removing the fan, like a damn boss.





Who else knew that the intake and exhaust valve springs were different?





Alright this is where I need help. I am having a hard time telling if the housing is bad of if it's a bunch of caked-up coolant. All I know is, is that I do NOT want to buy a new one as they cost a cool $160... no thanks.

 


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And the heads are OFF!!!





 

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Have the housing sandblasted and it will tell you...

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hows your progress. i got mine ready to drop in for mock-up.
 

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+1, Updates :drool:

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No reall updates as of yet... I do have some parts on the way though. Pix when they get there, don't worry.

I am still on the hunt for a new water pump pulley. If anyone has one PM me.
 

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What's wrong with the old one?


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What's wrong with the old one?


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Chewed it up trying to take the fan off. Don't ask how.

Those Advance Auto fan wrenches are garbage.
 

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Just found your thread. Looks good. Keep up the work.
 

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Well, like it or not, money will be spent this weekend. I'll either be buying:

A) A beat-up 1976 F-150 with a 391 FT and a manual tranny

or

B) A master rebuild kit with forged aluminum pistons from Summit. Now I just need to find a shop that'll bore my block .030 over, then official reassembly will begin.
 

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I say plan B, and sorry about the headers, but I seen em first :D

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I say plan B, and sorry about the headers, but I seen em first :D

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Naturally... and don't worry about it. Didn't have the money for them anyways. I'm still going to go the Tri-Y route for my exhaust.
 

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I'm about to lay down some cash on this master rebuild kit from Summit. It's for the 1995 'Stang but what the hell. It includes forged aluminum pistons.



Cost? $575
 
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