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Old 11-28-2018, 02:36 PM
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Old 11-30-2018, 04:30 PM
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Got some more goodies in the mail.


They came in such a nice case and i like how MSD is on the top and molded into the side. Its gonna have a really hot spark with the iridium spark plugs.



I think after the engine goes in and the Limited slip goes in and i put the taller springs in the front Iím gonna put these stickers on. My truck will be a FX2 in all but the Vin number
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You would have been better off with Motorcraft coils in my opinion.
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JCR 56
You would have been better off with Motorcraft coils in my opinion.
That's pretty much everyone's opinion on here lol that or Denso
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Old 11-30-2018, 05:40 PM
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X3 - I'd return those.
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:17 PM
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I know, Iíve been on the forum a while and know everyone thinks that way.
but to be honest with you guys Iíve never had a problem with the Accel coil packs. I have had problems with motorcraft ones and all but one of the motorcraft coil packs i had were out of range on the ohm meter. This packs are 16 grams heavier than the stock ones.
The machiniest thought it would be a good idea to upgrade the coils, run a hotter iridium spar plug and go full synthetic. My new pistons up my compression .1 so thats why he recommended the upgrade. You guys will find out if thats a mistake soon enough. Im gonna put this baby together all weekend.
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Originally Posted by Duces2you
I know, Iíve been on the forum a while and know everyone thinks that way.
but to be honest with you guys Iíve never had a problem with the Accel coil packs. I have had problems with motorcraft ones and all but one of the motorcraft coil packs i had were out of range on the ohm meter. This packs are 16 grams heavier than the stock ones.
The machiniest thought it would be a good idea to upgrade the coils, run a hotter iridium spar plug and go full synthetic. My new pistons up my compression .1 so thats why he recommended the upgrade. You guys will find out if thats a mistake soon enough. Im gonna put this baby together all weekend.
Well you'll either be happy or you'll end up buying motorcraft LOL. At least you know where to look first if you have problems! Hopefully they work out for ya. If they work you should update every 6ish months so we know how it's going. Ya never know, MSD could've changed some things.
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Made some progress today with the help of my stepson. He helped me install the rear seal, flywheel, and 2 freeze plugs. He also helped me with the cleaning of the valve covers and oil pan.


Took some doing to get the engine on and off the engine stand. Here are the 2 plugs my stepson helped me with.


Flywheel is back on and the engine is back on the stand.

Freshly painted oil pan, valve covers and oil cap. I went with the corporate blue instead of the baby blue.

I got 2 pistons in before I called it a day.
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making progress


All the Pistons are in. The damn machinest put the rings on upside down. when i picked them up he had the pistons on backwards.



Got the timing set

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wanted to see what it look like with se color!

the oil pickup tube it the 05 engine it 3/4" longer than the 02. i had to use the 02's oil pan but its not deep enough.
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Ready to go back in wish me luck.



Everything is all set to go just a few pulleys to put on and then it goes! i want to have it running by Saturday.
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