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Old 01-31-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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a 4.0 engine rebuild

I've been asked by a few members about showing what was involved in building a 4.0. Well 3 came in the shop last week, 2 are stock rebuilds and one is going to be a stroker.
So today i grabbed my camera, got one of the kids to show me how it works and went to work.
This may seem kind of vague and i wasn't able to go into a bunch of detail.
And i know i didn't take Pic's of every thing. Sorry, i do this for a living and got to get it done.
I do have another one to build next week plus the stroked one. so i will try to revise this later.
I will try to answer any questions that yall may have.
But i not going to get in to a pissing contest on what better, this part that part, should of could of.

I know the shops a mess. I had a clean up guy but he also worked part time as the inventory reduction specialist.

Alright. here we go
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:45 PM   #3
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still waiting on photobucket to download its just sitting there at 98%
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Boring block

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Old 01-31-2012, 09:50 PM   #5
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All done boring

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Old 01-31-2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #7
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Crank grinder (getting started) couldn't really take any pic's of running it. I will see what i can do later
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:04 PM   #9
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Reworking rods.
first pic is the cap cutter. makes the big end smaller.
next is the hone, which takes the rod back to size

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Blocks all clean and ready to put together

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:31 PM   #11
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Installing cam bearings

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:33 PM   #12
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Checking oil clearance on mains

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:36 PM   #13
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Installing rear seal, block side,
I use super 300. If you use anything just use a thin

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Crank is ready to go in

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On the rear seal (cap side) need to use some sealant there too

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I6

Very nicely done! I just rebuilt mine along with the AX-15/5-speed. Took 0.014" out between the head and block for some extra compression in the holes when I get stuck. I really appreciate this very much! I know exactly what is involved in that and just want to say what a pain in the ass! Thanks for the pics. Keep up the good work!
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Crank installed

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Checking rod clearance.
Always use oil on the threads.

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Putting rod on pistons
I use a rod heater

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Rods and pistons are together

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Installing rod and piston
arrow to the front and oil squirter to the cam

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oops cant forget this

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what does something like this cost?
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Installing front cover seal and new guide

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what does something like this cost?
I do them for 1350
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I do them for 1350
Not bad at all! What about for a 4.7L stroker?

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