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Old 11-24-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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So, I've had this crazy dream for a while. To put a giant motor in a 71-73 mustang.. Big motor for big body, right? Well I came across a heck of a deal for tools and a motor. I got an 8 ton (it's what it says on the hydraulic) cherry picker 1000 lb engine stand 750 lb engine stand Parts cleaner Giant jack stand 6 jack stands Engine leveler For 170 I also got a complete 460 out of a 78 f250 (I know these motors sucked because they were severely detuned). So for the initial rebuild, I'm going to take out all the gunk in the engine. Replace seals, gaskets, an bearings. And possibly up the compression with new pistons. The future build will hopefully include Stroke to a 545 Up compression to 11.5 Aluminum heads Giant cam And other supporting mods Now to find a 72 mustang.... All I've done so far is take off the carb, distributor, alternator, some hoses, and lightly wipe down the valve covers.
I will definitely be asking you guys for help :p
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That is awesome, I'm eager to see how it goes. Definitely keep us updated!
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That is awesome, I'm eager to see how it goes. Definitely keep us updated!
Will do!!
I'm going to scrub it down very very soon!!
I've got thanksgiving break from college shortly. You know what I'll be doing
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Holy schnikes! Looks cool lol. *subbed*
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So, I've had this crazy dream for a while. To put a giant motor in a 71-73 mustang.. Big motor for big body, right? Well I came across a heck of a deal for tools and a motor. I got an 8 ton (it's what it says on the hydraulic) cherry picker 1000 lb engine stand 750 lb engine stand Parts cleaner Giant jack stand 6 jack stands Engine leveler For 170 I also got a complete 460 out of a 78 f250 (I know these motors sucked because they were severely detuned). So for the initial rebuild, I'm going to take out all the gunk in the engine. Replace seals, gaskets, an bearings. And possibly up the compression with new pistons. The future build will hopefully include Stroke to a 545 Up compression to 11.5 Aluminum heads Giant cam And other supporting mods Now to find a 72 mustang.... All I've done so far is take off the carb, distributor, alternator, some hoses, and lightly wipe down the valve covers. I will definitely be asking you guys for help :p
Sounds great. I had a buddy shoe horn a 460 into a fox body. He struggled to keep it cool. Eventually went with a huge aluminum radiator and electric fans. Just FYI to plan for. It was a beast though.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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Nice buy! Im still awaiting my v8 transplant
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Sounds great. I had a buddy shoe horn a 460 into a fox body. He struggled to keep it cool. Eventually went with a huge aluminum radiator and electric fans. Just FYI to plan for. It was a beast though.
Thanks for the tip!!!
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73 is the biggest, it was designed to take any engine ford had at its disposal. Be prepared to beef up suspension, especially if it didnt have the 351.
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73 is the biggest, it was designed to take any engine ford had at its disposal. Be prepared to beef up suspension, especially if it didnt have the 351.
Haha I don't have the car yet :p
I know that I'll need some heavy duty struts/springs


So today, before class I started to clean it. That's gonna be really tough.
Any ideas on how to get all that off?
Or should I take it all off and put it in the parts cleaner :p
With the exception of the block
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Haha I don't have the car yet :p I know that I'll need some heavy duty struts/springs So today, before class I started to clean it. That's gonna be really tough. Any ideas on how to get all that off? Or should I take it all off and put it in the parts cleaner :p With the exception of the block
(Coming from someone who has yet to tear apart/build an engine - except for top end work) If it were me, I would parts wash everything, and take the block and heads to a machine shop to have it all washed and magnafluxed. If the magnaflux checks out, I would have them level and hone everything. That way you start of in the cleanest state possible, and you know your engine will be strong.
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(Coming from someone who has yet to tear apart/build an engine - except for top end work) If it were me, I would parts wash everything, and take the block and heads to a machine shop to have it all washed and magnafluxed. If the magnaflux checks out, I would have them level and hone everything. That way you start of in the cleanest state possible, and you know your engine will be strong.
Why can't I use the parts washer with the heads?
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Why can't I use the parts washer with the heads?
I think you could. I recently learned the beauty of DIY car washes for large parts (I cleaned up my rear axle housing for a whopping $1.50).

I was just thinking of getting them magnafluxed to make sure there are no cracks. It would suck to build it up only to learn you have a cracked head/block. Either way, I'm sure you would want to wd40 them too after washing (or something to keep them from rusting).

Bear in mind, I've not done this before - I'm going off if what I have read and heard along the way. There may be other options someone can chime in with!
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #14
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Get some simple green engine degreaser a power washer and a wire brush if you cant tet it clean with those you cant clean it! Haha but really all you. Need is a degreaser and a wire brush and maybe a razor for gaskets and a garden hose. Thats what i did for my engine
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Ya break it all down and clean thoroughly every piece, you'll be so happy you did when its all done.
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Ya break it all down and clean thoroughly every piece, you'll be so happy you did when its all done.
Well I got this 20 gallon parts cleaner.
I was wondering weather it was even worth cleaning it. Externally if I'm just gonna dump it in the parts cleaner..

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Anyone know a good tutorial on how to use (and wire) the parts cleaner?
Also, mine didn't come with bolts...
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It's what I ended up Doing :p
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That's A hunk of iron you got there lol
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That's A hunk of iron you got there lol
A 750lb hunk of iron XD
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A 750lb hunk of iron XD
Sounds like a beast
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Sounds like a beast
It will once it's cammed
And I have to get long tubes to get the motor to fit in a mustang :p

So.. I haven't gotten there yet, but when it comes to cleaning the pistons... Purple power and a wire brush?
Or should I avoid using one?
Or should I get a large bucket and soak the pistons and everything in (with PP)?
Also... I like the way that chem dip carb parts cleaner looks, but 30k/gallon seems a bit excessive...
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You can use a wire brush for the pistons and for the carb you might just wanna see if you can find some one with that chemical my auto teacher had it when i rebuilt my carb
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Maybe use carburetor clean or on the carburetor.... Just an idea.
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Haha no theres some chemical **** that literally makes it look new like

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I found this on amazon also i saw it at walmart
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why was I trying to click on the cart?? Lol
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Hahaha idk
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Wait ur not reusing stock parts are you?
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Yes! Purple power! That stuff works awesome!
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Wait ur not reusing stock parts are you?
I am for the first rebuild...
Because the amount of money I have as x-> Infiniti is 0
Also, I have to finish paying for the turbo for the 227...
Dear tax refund... Where art thou?

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Maybe use carburetor clean or on the carburetor.... Just an idea.
No that stuff is relatively weak compared to the chem dip...
With the chem dip, you can stick a piston in there for like an hour and it'll come out looking brand freaking new :p
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Well
Pretty sure this engine has overheated once :p
One valve cover had a silicone gasket... And the other had an actual gasket...
Oddly enough, the silicone one had less gunk in it...
I think it may have been cleaned out when it blew :p

An the valley pan (I think that's what it's called)
Is rusted
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Bolts on the head will not come out.....
Any tips?
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Bolts on the head will not come out.....
Any tips?
Wd40/pb blaster
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Wd40/pb blaster
I can't find my wd40 😡😡😡😡
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