Got up early this morning and started getting everything ready to assemble the little Mopar.. Spent a couple of hours in front of the parts washer cleaning pistons and other internal engine parts.. After breakfast, I got out there and got the engine building shop cranked up..
Here's the cleaned pistons with new piston rings and rod bearings installed ready to go in their respective cylinders..
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Assembled cylinder heads (under black plastic), valve lifters, timing chain & gears, oil pump drive gear and pushrods cleaned & ready, new oil pump in box..
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Piston ring compressor, pump oiler full of assembly lube and sealants..
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Assembled "short block"..
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Installed the oil pump & intake screen, also "dressed" the front of the engine with the timing chain & gears, timing cover, water distribution cover, fuel pump, harmonic balancer & pulley..
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Cleaned the pan rails on the block and gave them a coat of gasket sealer to secure the gaskets before installing the oil pan..
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Rolled her over on the stand and cleaned the decks before installing the cylinder head gaskets and heads..
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Installed the lifters, pushrods, and rocker shaft assemblies to button up the valve train..
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I'll let her rest for a day or so before re-torquing the head bolts ahead of installing the intake manifold.. Once it's completely buttoned up I'll wipe all the oily fingerprints off before giving the assembled engine two full coats of paint to cover up all the bare fasteners and seal over the ends of all the gaskets.. Then its time to hang the exhaust manifolds and plumb the cooling system..
Edited by CC-John, 18 July 2017 - 02:40 PM.