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Old 12-07-2009, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default My spring build is taking shape

One phase is done, got all the tools I need, and now most of the parts.

First up, my first cam was damaged, so I got another one, just came today. One S1X blower cam
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Also got all the parts, timing chain, tensioner, gaskets, etc.
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That takes care of the engine. I'm switching back to stock rockers, I might replace the heads if I'm able.

Now on to the transmission. Figured I better get this before it blows up.

First up, a hardened 4th gear clutch shaft.
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I'm planning to get new 4th gear clutches as well.

Just picked up a 3000 stall torque converter.


Also on the build list, 3.29 gears and new transfer chain, and a hardened input shaft. Then all I need is a transmission rebuild kit that has all O rings and gaskets and a reluctor wheel to go with the new gears.
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Looks like a fun project Dan. Aren't you supposed to build it in the winter so you can enjoy it in the spring? You need a heater.
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Dan how did you get all the cam kit I'm thinking of doing mine soon. ZZP intense or other?
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Not me, I collect in the winter, then build in the spring, and enjoy in the summer.
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Does the gasket kit come with the valve cover grommets?
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Dan didn't we go through this l a * t spring!

Looks to be another great Danthurs build
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Does not come with the grommets. I have some extras in good shape though.
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In good shape or new? I'd suggest buying a set (pretty cheap) because they play an integral part in the proper torque/pressure on the gasket. It would suck to do a nice build up and have VC gasket leaks.

While the engine is out, do you plan on replacing the rear engine cover gasket? I recommend it. It is the most common area for oil seepage on your motors and looks like an oil pan gasket leak.
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Oil pan is planned. I'll have to check the rear cover gasket.
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If you don't have one. Holler. I'll toss it in with the other stuff. It'* a "should do" whenever you pull the motor for the first time.
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