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Old 06-13-2017, 12:51 PM   #21
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You will be needing more than $20k..
lol i feel better now about my recent upgrade. i was kinda second guessing if i should have kept my old truck and did a motor from u and full race eco beast upgrade, for about 20k and 5-10k for the great suspension. thank you for adjusting my thinking to reality lol.

note i still got a 3.5 and may need a new motor at some point down the road. "sleeper trophy truck" is a mighty fine dream/goal right?
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lol i feel better now about my recent upgrade. i was kinda second guessing if i should have kept my old truck and did a motor from u and full race eco beast upgrade, for about 20k and 5-10k for the great suspension. thank you for adjusting my thinking to reality lol.

note i still got a 3.5 and may need a new motor at some point down the road. "sleeper trophy truck" is a mighty fine dream/goal right?
Sleeper trophy truck would be pretty awesome! We will definitely be able to help when it comes time for the build!
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The first few passes from the drill have been made. As you can see, we are moving our way around the block until we are at the correct height and depth for the deck braces to fit perfectly.

Next, we will be press fitting the deck braces in and cutting the excess metal out of the way.

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The first deck is in! After the press fit is complete, we will rotate the block to the other side. At that time, we will cut the block for a shelf and add the second deck brace.

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Deck number 2 is in with a little help from some Permatex high temp sleeve retainer to stay locked in place for the cutting phases.

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Both deck braces are in. We're calling it a night and will be back tomorrow morning to cut and deck the block.

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Another early morning in the machining area. The first deck brace has been shaved away to reveal the cylinders. Next, we have to cut the deck flat to ensure a level field for the head gasket and head.

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Second side is cut! A few shavings but looks great. We will have to clean it up a bit before we start measuring and cutting for the sleeves.

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so im pretty new to pretty much anything to do with engines.....what are the sleeves for?
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so im pretty new to pretty much anything to do with engines.....what are the sleeves for?
The supports they put in prevent the sleeves from 'floating' around during operation, because this is called an "open deck" engine design, i.e. the open area surrounding the sleeves which allows better coolant flow (but less structural integrity under extreme loads), so they bolster by adding the support before cutting out the stock 'sleeves' and pressing in their own, either for more displacement or for more strength or both. But they'll have a good engineering answer
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