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  1. #11


    Awesome project man! Engine looks clean!!
    Hallsville, TX

    2005 Silverado 1500 LS Crew Cab 5.3L 2WD
    Magnaflow Exhaust
    Hypertech Max Energy Programmer
    Suspension Leveling Kit
    Putco Element Window Visors
    Carriage Works Billet Grille
    TruXedo TruXport Tonneau Cover

  2. #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.

  3. #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

  4. #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

    Plain covers...

    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

    Cheers ~Mykk

  5. #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.

    Cheers ~Mykk

  6. #16


    looks awesome dude!!
    95 GMC Sierra 2500
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  7. #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!
    - '98 Grand Prix GTP - modded - *SOLD*

  8. #18


    It's coming right along! Can't wait to see it all finished!!

  9. #19

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    Haasdonk Belgium


    Nice job
    Peter Smet
    Haasdonk, Belgium

  10. #20


    Thanks everyone

    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

    Cheers ~Mykk

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