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Old 12-06-2018, 06:40 AM
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Good luck, nice looking engine.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:03 AM
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Been busy with work so I havenít had tge time to get it all hooked up but i got it this far.


Finally going back home. The garage feels twice as big with the engine out of the way.



Looking slick! Need to bolt up a few thing underneath the engine. Starter, AC, Power steering. The Transmission is leaking and i have a lot of work to do but im starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel


Wrapped exhaust manifold.

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Old 12-24-2018, 11:47 PM
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Merry Christmas to me. I got the engine in and hooked up enough to test fire it and it fired right up. the starter struggled and whined but it turned slowly and fired up. I feel renewed I can't wait to get the pumps on and fill it up with coolant.
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Glad you got it running! Question: Why did you wrap the manifolds? In anything other than a dedicated racing machine, I've read the wrap will attract and hold moisture, and rot headers and manifolds faster.

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Old 12-25-2018, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by OhioLariat View Post
Glad you got it running! Question: Why did you wrap the manifolds? In anything other than a dedicated racing machine, I've read the wrap will attract and hold moisture, and rot headers and manifolds faster.
i seen a guy get 8 HP from it. Figured it was worth a shot. I live in California there is no moisture here. I double wrapped them tightly so they will stay hotter and hopefully lower engine compartment temperatures. I have electric fans and im super aware of engine temp because of them.

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Old 01-13-2019, 02:19 AM
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So today was the day i got the engine 100% hooked up and went for a drive.


Plenty of power. No sputtering anymore I canít wait till itís broken in and ican really open it up. My wife painted the Letters on the intake and the engine cover.
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Update!! I have put 55 miles on the motor so far and everything feels great! There is no more surging or hesitation. It lays down nice smooth power. My OBD2 reader said the truck used 194 HP when i was taking a gentle run up a short freeway on-ramp. Cant wait till its fully broken in and i can give it a proper run. Torque topped out at 287.

There are some downs the transmission pan is leaking and the dip stick tube from unbolting it from the engine. Im gonna put a new gasket on and RVT the dip stick tube. I should check that filter out while i am at it.

next step is swapping that open rear end for a limited slip. I have one sitting in my yard.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:06 AM
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I have to say that's pretty awesome. That first start up is a great feeling.
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First oil change. It had a lot of metal in it. Engine is running really nice I cleaned it up under hood.
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Coming up to my 2nd oil change. Yesterday at right as i got home from a 4 hour round trip and one of my heater hoses developed a leak. Steam started coming through the hood at the stop light.
Oddly enough that exhaust wrap works great. It is much cooler under the hood as i dug around looking for the leak.
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