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- Aug 6, 2007
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- Macon/Fort Valley, GA
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That's what my list looks like too.Myself, have built (all fords)
351C 302,4.L 2.8
My first rebuild was a 2.8L that I probably should have left alone. It got rebuilt because I had it in my head that it was old, worn, and needed it. It probably didn't. The finished product ran well for the brief time that it ran. I totaled the truck with less than 5k miles on the engine rebuild.
The second was a 4.0L. Not rebuilt because it needed a rebuild, but because it had other issues that required stripping the block. This engine suffered from reperated head gasket failures. After replacing the heads once (had them checked more than once), and head gaskets several times, we determined that the issue must lie in the block. Stripped it down to castings and had a machine shop check everything. They must have missed something or done a half assed job because after reassembly it failed again. That's when I decided I needed to get rid of the truck. Since then I stumbled into a parts truck, swapped the engine, and have had no more issues yet.
That or a 5.0L will probably be my next.As for what I've rebuilt myself it's pretty much Lima 2.3L (times 2 or 3)
To think, I've got an RC car with the same size engine. Have it, but no longer use it. Bought it to run at a local RC track with some co-workers. Track closed and quickly figured out there aren't many places around here to run an RC car that size.First motor I "built" started as a 23 or 24cc 2 stroke and ended up at 32.5cc iirc, big bore top end and a +2mm stroker crank, whoppin tuned pipe, no silencer. it was on a hard tire goped and was scary AF lol.