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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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5.0 removal and reinstall

So im in the process of getting a nice 306 motor for my vortech kit and installing it all at once in a few weeks. Now im not new to working on my stang but I have never done a motor swap before and was wondering if there is a step by step or pointer right up somewhere i could read over. I know most of what im doing just is always good to hear good tips on how to or not to due things that might make it go alot easyer. ANY and ALL help is greatly appreciated.
This is what the motor has in it and on it atm.
stock block-main support-vally gridel pro-canton 7qt pan-mellin oil pump
cast steal crank-4340 I beam rods-4340 dished pistons probe(?)
TFS heads freshly cleand with all new heardwear-1.6rr-aluminum welded valve covers-FRPP F cam-cometic MLS head gaskets-TFS street heat intake. ALL ARP studs and bolts and compression is like 8.5 or 8.7 I forget. All parts are new and motor was broke in and heat cycled properly and only driven 60 miles. SOOOO I cant wait to get it and start the install.
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i would definitly refer to your haynes/chilton for the correct procedure.

the best tips i can give will be to take lots of pictures.

mark all the harnesses to where they go.

and what else i like to do is use sandwhich baggies, and for each individual part i put the bolts in there own baggie and label them. actually thats what i used to do. know i have these little bolt bin majiggies i use to keep the bolts seperate. i always find that the hardest part is remembering what goes where. with these little thing it will make the job way easier.
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i would definitly refer to your haynes/chilton for the correct procedure.

the best tips i can give will be to take lots of pictures.

mark all the harnesses to where they go.

and what else i like to do is use sandwhich baggies, and for each individual part i put the bolts in there own baggie and label them. actually thats what i used to do. know i have these little bolt bin majiggies i use to keep the bolts seperate. i always find that the hardest part is remembering what goes where. with these little thing it will make the job way easier.
Great thanks ill try that out sounds like it would make reinstall alot easyer then... wait why do i have a few bolts left over lol. think we have all been there done that before and have to go looking all over to find where they go.
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yes being organized is key!
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+1.. organization is everything. And you will be surprised how simple it is with the right tools.. You can be done with the motor swap in a day if you get after it!
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Thanks, and hopfully my uncle is going to help if he had time, he has done a few in his car (camaro) and also his friends 87 lx. Just tried liking for a write up somewhere that i could read to help better understand what order is best to go in. I'll start a new thread when it begin with lots of pics lol
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http://www.pomoforacing.com/tech/EnginePull.pdf
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So im in the process of getting a nice 306 motor for my vortech kit and installing it all at once in a few weeks. Now im not new to working on my stang but I have never done a motor swap before and was wondering if there is a step by step or pointer right up somewhere i could read over. I know most of what im doing just is always good to hear good tips on how to or not to due things that might make it go alot easyer. ANY and ALL help is greatly appreciated.
This is what the motor has in it and on it atm.
stock block-main support-vally gridel pro-canton 7qt pan-mellin oil pump
cast steal crank-4340 I beam rods-4340 dished pistons probe(?)
TFS heads freshly cleand with all new heardwear-1.6rr-aluminum welded valve covers-FRPP F cam-cometic MLS head gaskets-TFS street heat intake. ALL ARP studs and bolts and compression is like 8.5 or 8.7 I forget. All parts are new and motor was broke in and heat cycled properly and only driven 60 miles. SOOOO I cant wait to get it and start the install.
Make sure the block and heads were properly surfaced for the MLS head gaskets.
They require a certain finish to seal and hold.
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^ +1... Both surfaces not just the heads... I almost learned the hard way. They require a RN finish if I'm correct
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Cometic gaskets: FAQ

"A surface finish of 50 RA (roughness average) or finer, is recommended for a proper gasket seal. Anything rougher may conflict with the gasket design."
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