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Old 09-01-2016, 05:54 PM
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Damn...I'm not sure I'll need that much power myself...but if I could push mine to about 300 or more that would be more around my goal. And I feel like 5 to 8 psi would get me close to my mark.

Yes I would want you to port and shave it...I'll think about the paint..
8 psi should bring to you to around 325 on the right tune and supporting mods

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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

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8 psi should bring to you to around 325 on the right tune and supporting mods
I'll probably email ya Jeff so we can brainstorm and figure out what I need to do and what to get..
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I'll probably email ya Jeff so we can brainstorm and figure out what I need to do and what to get..
Sounds good bro.
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Sorry guys that I've been absent for a while...having some complications after the surgery I just had...spent some time in the ER and now I'm on bed rest until Tuesday so...hopefully I can get going again and I'll have some progress updates soon..
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Sorry guys that I've been absent for a while...having some complications after the surgery I just had...spent some time in the ER and now I'm on bed rest until Tuesday so...hopefully I can get going again and I'll have some progress updates soon..
Hope you get better man
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Since I've been off the last few days, I've been thinking about the build, since obviously I can't do anything right now, pretty much confined to my recliner or bed. I think I've decided to just make the 3.7 as bullet proof as possible without any power adders ie supercharger, forged pistons etc. I just want to make it reliable, this is going to be a daily driver so, throwing a possible supercharger etc into the mix could compromise the reliability I'm looking for.

Solid Lash Adjusters
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ATI damper UD 25% 918428
FastMan Big Bore Throttle Body
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BWoody Swaybar links
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Rocky Road Adjustable Ball Joints
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3.73 Front Diff from 4.7
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Strongjeff Intake port and polish
Strongjeff HP Tuners Tune
Modify front bumper for clearance

Also I'm trying to decide if the spacers should be 1.25" or 1.5", I'm keeping the stock rims, and I've gone through all the pics on another forum of suspension and tire and wheel setups. And I know it's just a .25" of an inch but it's really hard to decide....lol

I also plan on adding lights etc, but that's going to come after all of these fixes etc, rest assured I'll be adding them to this build thread when that comes about.

Anyone got a lead on a driver side front window? I need one since mine is busted...just PM me if you have one avaliable...
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looks good so far. let me know of any questions bro
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Update guys, finally got the engine pulled today, teardown will begin tomorrow..

It did come out fairly easily with the torque converter attached...

Just have to make a place for my big block Ford somewhere so I can use the engine stand...I'm highly interested in what has the engine locked up and what failed...
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:37 PM
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Update guys, finally got the engine pulled today, teardown will begin tomorrow..

It did come out fairly easily with the torque converter attached...

Just have to make a place for my big block Ford somewhere so I can use the engine stand...I'm highly interested in what has the engine locked up and what failed...
Ahh good stuff bro! Let us know what you find out
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Not much progress today other than getting the engine on the engine stand, I wish I was younger, I remember this stuff being easier back then, even by myself...lol


Probably won't be an update until later this week maybe, have meetings and work I have to do so...until then...
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Back again finally guys, started disassembly of the engine today...and now I'm hung up with the tensioner pulley mount...I can't seem to get this bolt to budge, I've soaked it with pb blaster etc...and now the head is starting to round off....is this a righty loosy bolt??
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Re: Project "Rock Bottom" rebuild

Well got the idler assembly off finally...and got the heads off...they look good just maybe need to be refreshed

Here's the pistons after taking the heads off...

The head gasket had separated on the right side I guess that's where all the water was coming from

Finally after getting the oil pan separated from the windage tray I started seeing little pieces of metal

Removed the windage tray and boy was I surprised....

So far two piston rods broke and one bent...I'll get the rest of the bottom end apart tomorrow and see what the extent of the damage is...
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