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Old 06-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #141
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I've got a lot in store for my car soon! My dad and I have been working pretty diligently and are turning this car on it's head!! I can hardly wait to reveal it all. Here's a little sample pic of a little bit of the tear down.
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I've got a lot in store for my car soon! My dad and I have been working pretty diligently and are turning this car on it's head!! I can hardly wait to reveal it all. Here's a little sample pic of a little bit of the tear down.
Awesome pops is working with you. Hope my son and I can work on cars in the coming years.

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Awesome pops is working with you. Hope my son and I can work on cars in the coming years.

Coming along steady
Haha. About time! He's 53 and I'm 21.

But this car is gonna be sick. And I might get a huge signing bonus with the Coast Guard.
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Couple more updates! Painted the trunk and the third pic is the first spray with my new paint! Black with a red pearl. You can see the pearl well in the fourth pic when we sprayed my side scoop. This car is gonna be sick!! Pics don't do the paint justice at all. Taken with a blackberry. Lol
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Couple more updates! Painted the trunk and the third pic is the first spray with my new paint! Black with a red pearl. You can see the pearl well in the fourth pic when we sprayed my side scoop. This car is gonna be sick!! Pics don't do the paint justice at all. Taken with a blackberry. Lol
Yup, that's gonna look INSANE!
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It's just taking a lot of time because we're jamming the car before the exterior repaint. Like painting the engine bay, inside the trunk, behind accessories, floor boards, bottom side of the car, door jams... Every nook and cranny. expecting the full car to be finished with paint within two weeks. Tearing the engine apart right after that.

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If I were to go 20 over in bore, I would have to get bigger pistons, right?
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It's just taking a lot of time because we're jamming the car before the exterior repaint. Like painting the engine bay, inside the trunk, behind accessories, floor boards, bottom side of the car, door jams... Every nook and cranny. expecting the full car to be finished with paint within two weeks. Tearing the engine apart right after that.

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If I were to go 20 over in bore, I would have to get bigger pistons, right?
yes would need bigger. And rings.
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Would you by chance know how I can find out what size piston and rings I'd have to buy?
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Would you by chance know how I can find out what size piston and rings I'd have to buy?
Well if your going with a 4.6L the you will need 3.572in pistons with .050 over rings. usually you get the pistons and rings together and take them when having the block machined. So they can make sure that the bores are matched to the pistons.

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Most piston manufactures offer different oversizes (.010, .020, .030, etc) but also if your doing a 2v with PI heads I belive you will need a -18cc dished piston. That would give you a stock compression ratio. If you used a -10 it would give you over 10.00 on the compression ratio. Just do your research and speak with the tech support when making your piston choice.
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So what is the benefit of boring the engine over? What exactly does it alter aside from the width of the cylinders? Is the power gain worth it or should I just deck, line, and gone the block and replace with forged internals stock size.
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So what is the benefit of boring the engine over? What exactly does it alter aside from the width of the cylinders? Is the power gain worth it or should I just deck, line, and gone the block and replace with forged internals stock size.
Well if your rebuilding an engine that has miles its good to have it bored to make sure that the cylinders are (square) meaning perfect circle. The rewards are a small SMALL boost in mid range power and a raise in cubic inch. For example a .020 in bore on a 4.6L equals roughly 284ci. But it is recommended to go only .020 over for the first rebuild in case you need to do it again in the future. But you should have the block line honed for the crank and have the crank checked and micro polished.
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Well if your rebuilding an engine that has miles its good to have it bored to make sure that the cylinders are (square) meaning perfect circle. The rewards are a small SMALL boost in mid range power and a raise in cubic inch. For example a .020 in bore on a 4.6L equals roughly 284ci. But it is recommended to go only .020 over for the first rebuild in case you need to do it again in the future. But you should have the block line honed for the crank and have the crank checked and micro polished.
So if I take the block to a machine shop with the correct sized forged pistons and rods then they will machine the block and take care of the crank and reassemble the rotating assembly for me? And how much would this cost, roughly?
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So if I take the block to a machine shop with the correct sized forged pistons and rods then they will machine the block and take care of the crank and reassemble the rotating assembly for me? And how much would this cost, roughly?
Not sure as labor rates vary. I do my own assembly just had the machinist to the block work. your going to have the crank check first to see it you need std bearings or something different. because you have to know that before you order for both mains and rods. what is your budget if you dont mind me asking? you can pm if you want.

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My budget is whatever it has to be, really, without going insane. This build will be going on until October. I'm in no rush. I'm located at Baton Rouge, LA.

Honestly the build going up to $4-$5k wouldn't be bad at all.

This paint job when I'm done will be a roughly $8k job.

If you'd rather reach me on my phone: (225)235-8355. You can always text however calling would be a day thing since I work at night.
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8g's Wow that's a paint job u must really love that gt
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He means total engine, paint etc....... By the way the cobra is going to be really nice when you and your father is doing the work. Nice!
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He means total engine, paint etc....... By the way the cobra is going to be really nice when you and your father is doing the work. Nice!
Oh ok gotcha and it's a gt bud
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Ok got it . Your gt looks nice to.
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No guys. The paint job alone is going to be worth $8k or so. Haha. I'm expecting the engine build plus the other upgrades to run maybe $6k total.

I don't plan on getting rid of this car.

And yes it's a GT but will be able to hang with Cobras after all this. Or better..
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So! Finally got back to my parent's house(where my car has been sitting) at midnight and set to work! It's pretty much down to a long block now aside from the pulleys still being on. And the car is stripped down of all interior(to repaint it to match the new paint). I'm getting too excited. Didn't get many other shots of the car because it's so dirty and in tons of pieces. Haha
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Finished the spoiler and trunk! Gonna do a massive amount of work on it Monday and Tuesday.
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Sanding the whole car down. This is taking a while. Haha. On the way to get the engine stand as I type. Then I can get the engine down to the shortblock.
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Sanding the whole car down. This is taking a while. Haha. On the way to get the engine stand as I type. Then I can get the engine down to the shortblock.
Did you take your side skirts off so you can sand? Probably dumb Q. Can't remember if you had bought a body kit for car.
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Did you take your side skirts off so you can sand? Probably dumb Q. Can't remember if you had bought a body kit for car.
Yes I took them off. Lol. It's going to be 100x easier to paint the door jams without the skirts on. Here's a pic of the car before:
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Yes I took them off. Lol. It's going to be 100x easier to paint the door jams without the skirts on. Here's a pic of the car before:
Funny I had to double take your other pics before I realized something was missing. Making progress!
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Engine is completely torn down now! I don't have any pics but the crank is out now and it's ready to head to the machine shop! Everything looked pretty good though and all the rods were fine. I still don't know what the problem was..
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Does anyone know any good Machine shops in Baton Rouge that I can take my heads and block to for inspection then possibly deck line hone?
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Does anyone know any good Machine shops in Baton Rouge that I can take my heads and block to for inspection then possibly deck line hone?
Hey Cole can't help with finding a shop. But when looking make sure that they have knowledge of the 4.6 modular. There are rules to go by that have too be followed. Such as torque plates when boring the cylinders. But just do good research.
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It's going to be black with red pearl.

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Hey Cole can't help with finding a shop. But when looking make sure that they have knowledge of the 4.6 modular. There are rules to go by that have too be followed. Such as torque plates when boring the cylinders. But just do good research.
Thanks for the advice! I am not in a rush so I'll take my time in this and ask around more.
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Been scrubbing and cleaning all parts. Don't have pics of most but here is the clean tranny!
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Re: Aurora's heart died.

Could I possibly use these Romeo heads on my engine? Would it fit correctly?

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Yeah they will fit. There are morevalve covers choices with the romeo heads as well.
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Are these better?
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