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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Update 3. Engine Installation Almost Complete

All is complete. Waiting for some RTV sealer to dry 24 hours. First firing soon this morning after 5 days, two people and a 3rd person Saturday. Guest mechanic, my brother.


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Just wondering, why did you decide to stay with the 5.4 instead of a larger engine?


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jimh425 wrote:

Just wondering, why did you decide to stay with the 5.4 instead of a larger engine?


Because you have to change the wire harness, sensors, computer, and other issues whereas this pops right in. The 40 overbore makes it about a 338 cubic inch engine now. It's a lot tighter as a new engine, should produce more power, better mileage... we'll see after some miles.

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Engine is running great, lots of power, very responsive. Drive 500 miles then put on some miles with truck camper on. Only hitch is the coolant reservoir has a crack and needs replacing. Heading to auto store now.

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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Engine is running great, lots of power, very responsive. Drive 500 miles then put on some miles with truck camper on. Only hitch is the coolant reservoir has a crack and needs replacing. Heading to auto store now.


Great news! If that is all you have trouble with you owe yer, personal mechanic a bunch of whatever he likes, and your Bro!

I did 3 engine and installs etc on 2 of my VW's and my Samurai last year. They are a lot easier to remove and install. Rebuilding for the VW's can be a bit frustrating... hahahaa.

Good luck,

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ENGINE STARTUP

Startup went fine. Engine runs great. Glad to have my horse back in action!

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I would have offered to help:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=319660165412960


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Bedlam wrote:

I would have offered to help:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=319660165412960


That is funny Pete, and I could see you doing that, loving every second...

I'll tell you the story before long.

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bigfootford wrote:

Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

Engine is running great, lots of power, very responsive. Drive 500 miles then put on some miles with truck camper on. Only hitch is the coolant reservoir has a crack and needs replacing. Heading to auto store now.


Great news! If that is all you have trouble with you owe yer, personal mechanic a bunch of whatever he likes, and your Bro!

I did 3 engine and installs etc on 2 of my VW's and my Samurai last year. They are a lot easier to remove and install. Rebuilding for the VW's can be a bit frustrating... hahahaa.

Good luck,

Jim


I helped on a VW years ago. Everybody's always fixing them it seems. We've helped each other out many times over the years. I'll be helping him install a 454 in a 67 Camaro sometime in the next few months.

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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli wrote:

jimh425 wrote:

Just wondering, why did you decide to stay with the 5.4 instead of a larger engine?


Because you have to change the wire harness, sensors, computer, and other issues whereas this pops right in. The 40 overbore makes it about a 338 cubic inch engine now. It's a lot tighter as a new engine, should produce more power, better mileage... we'll see after some miles.


Interesting, so you bought a crate 40 over long block presuming?
What's it rated at compared to the stock 5.4? Any other performance components in the engine porting, cams etc?


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