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    Winter upgrades for 2016

    Well as alot of you know one of my headgasket's sprung a leak so I will be giving the motor a good refreshing as well as a few other things. I just recently replaced the valve springs but I am sending my cylinder heads to scui to have them converted to 7/16 stud mount, also having them pressure tested and the full work up. As far as the motor goes I pulled it out today and I am going to start disassembly tomorrow. I have had crank case pressure issues for a while now so hopefully freshening up the motor to remedy that. I am going to add a double roller timing set, high performance lifters and I am ditching the pcv system for moroso crank case breathers. While the motor is out I'm going to completely refinish the engine bay and paint it. I am also upgrading the stereo system to a more racing friendly setup and installing an aluminum wall behind the rear seat to make it nhra legal. I am also upgrading the drag wheels and tires to 17" skinnies and 15x8 welds with Hoosier 27" slicks. I will post pics as things progress.
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    so far so good

    well the motor is out and apart the bottom end looks good, no sign of headgasket/antifreeze damage. While its apart it will get new rings, cylinder hone, new bearings, cleaned and checked out thoroughly. I plan to add a double roller timing set and hp lifters internally and possibly have the cylinder heads converted to 7/16 stud mount.
    While the motor was out I painted and detailed the engine bay and prepared it to accept the motor because I have decided to make some more changes while its apart. I plan to add a new Kenne Bell 2.1 Big bore blower when it goes back together since the motor will be good and tight.

    I also have the full set of wheels and I am going to run 26.5 5.5 radials up front on 17 x 4.5 race star skinnies and 27 10.50 15 hoosier quick times out back.Name:  engine bay d.jpg
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    Looks great, those wheels are killer.

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    What did you use to clean the engine bay? Need to do the same before putting my motor back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rzimmerl View Post
    What did you use to clean the engine bay? Need to do the same before putting my motor back in.
    I used a pressure washer and degreaser that I sell. Then I sanded it down with 320 and painted all the red with automotive color match e4 red and professional grade clear coat. I also cleaned up all the harnesses and insulated the harness and wiring on the driver side, I found the headers melted some of the looms.
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    Well update on the motor is not really good but not that bad either. It had vertical scratches in 3 of 6 cylinders but the scratches in #4 were more than .001 so I have decided to use a new block around the already perfect rotating assembly with new rings. The other block will be used at a later date for a 4.2. In other news while I'm fixing the motor I decided to go ahead and install a nice Shiney 2.1 kenne bell big bore.
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    If you have the ability, I'd recommend machining more backspace into those wheels. I was able to tuck them much better with a 2.375" backspace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastsc92 View Post
    If you have the ability, I'd recommend machining more backspace into those wheels. I was able to tuck them much better with a 2.375" backspace.
    Did you do yours or have them done
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec73 View Post
    Did you do yours or have them done
    I machined them. There is enough meat to even tuck them in further and still maintain caliper clearance. If i did it again i'd go 2.5" BS however I didn't want to fixture them up again. Once you bolt them up...the 1.75" BS sticks out a ton. You'll want to tuck it in if you can. I was using cobra brakes so your caliper clearances may vary but I had enough room to go 2.5" BS but machined them @ 2.375"

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastsc92 View Post
    I machined them. There is enough meat to even tuck them in further and still maintain caliper clearance. If i did it again i'd go 2.5" BS however I didn't want to fixture them up again. Once you bolt them up...the 1.75" BS sticks out a ton. You'll want to tuck it in if you can. I was using cobra brakes so your caliper clearances may vary but I had enough room to go 2.5" BS but machined them @ 2.375"

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    How much material would be removed for 2.5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastsc92 View Post
    I machined them. There is enough meat to even tuck them in further and still maintain caliper clearance. If i did it again i'd go 2.5" BS however I didn't want to fixture them up again. Once you bolt them up...the 1.75" BS sticks out a ton. You'll want to tuck it in if you can. I was using cobra brakes so your caliper clearances may vary but I had enough room to go 2.5" BS but machined them @ 2.375"

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    BTW what I really need right now is a tubular front k member ]
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec73 View Post
    how much material would be removed for 2.5?
    1.75" + .75" = 2.5"
    1.75" + .625"= 2.375" :d

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastsc92 View Post
    1.75" + .75" = 2.5"
    1.75" + .625"= 2.375" :d
    So you remove 3/4" wow.
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