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Thread: Mykk builds a small block
07-13-2008, 06:46 PM #11
Awesome project man! Engine looks clean!!Matt
2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
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Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
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Putco Element Window Visors
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08-13-2008, 08:54 PM #12
A few updates:
Engine block bacl from the machine shop, the ring scuff in cyl # 5 from the exploded piston completely turned out.
the rotating assembly is back from the balancer
Stabing in the LT4 Hot Cam
Installing the roller rockers, retainers & cage
Vortec 357ci Small Block Chevy: Big cam, high stall, long headers, rear gears. The typical formula.
08-13-2008, 08:55 PM #13
laying in the crank, and torqued the main caps
tapped in the H345NCP-40 pistons & zz4 forged rods. After torqueing the rod caps I put a dial indicator on the pistons @ TDC. I found that they sit .004" in the hole, with a .041" head gasket ( when compressed) it gives an ideal .045" quench distance.
installed the cam retaining plate and geardrive
08-13-2008, 08:56 PM #14
The 3000 stall torque converter arrived
The tall polished aluminum valve covers arrived as well, although I don't have the heads back yet.
Here's a trick with ball milled or any valve covers with a recessed design
Spray paint the top of the covers
Than take a few brakleen soaked shop rags and wipe off the paint from the covers. It leaves the recesed portions still painted
08-14-2008, 10:00 PM #15
Buttoned up the short block. The heads will return tomorrow so I can get started on the port work & polish job.
Managed to get the geardrive and CKPS reluctor wheel to tuck behind the Vortec timing cover. I had re-inforced the cover with a piece of tin.
08-14-2008, 10:08 PM #16
looks awesome dude!!PETE
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08-15-2008, 12:15 AM #17
Awesome project, Mykk. I've been following it on fullthrottlev6
- '07 Silverado Classic - 4.3, 5spd, reg. cab, short bed, 2wd, silver....Magnaflow, K&N 63series kit, Hypertech Max Energy, CFM Tech tb, 180* tstat, McGaughys 2/4 drop, 275/55-17 tires(stock painted rims), billet grill, Pioneer cd, Sony Xplod speakers/sub, 1000w Crunch amp. Jba headers and Wynjammer s/c coming soon!
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08-15-2008, 05:32 AM #18
It's coming right along! Can't wait to see it all finished!!
08-15-2008, 02:31 PM #19
Nice jobPeter Smet
08-15-2008, 08:37 PM #20
The heads came back today. Of course the first thing I did was paint them.
A mock up of the engine in full dress
I'm happy with my choice of valve covers, they look good with the F.I.
The Comp Hi-Tech pushrods also arrived today. Those were the missing piece of the puzzle, the next big purchase will be the fuel injectors...soming soon
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