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Engine assembled

Dad and I went over to Ray’s for the final engine assembly. We made a couple mistakes. First, we forgot to install the fuel pump eccentric! No matter, it forces me to go electric, which will be great. Second, we didn’t realize that htis type of lifter needs to be installed before the heads. oops. Otherwise, the assembly went great and the motor looks good.

The dial indicator helps us find top dead center
The dial indicator helps us find top dead center
finding TDC
finding TDC
The windage tray goes on. We had to machine these holes to fit. It seems that everything needs customization.
The windage tray goes on. We had to machine these holes to fit. It seems that everything needs customization.
Dad puts on the head for the first time. I'm putting molybdenum disulphide on the head bolt washers so that they have a smooth bearing surface.
Dad puts on the head for the first time. I'm putting molybdenum disulphide on the head bolt washers so that they have a smooth bearing surface.
Initial torque. We torqued the head bolts in 3 steps.
Initial torque. We torqued the head bolts in 3 steps.
final torque
final torque
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2010 - IMG_7124.JPG
lifters, pushrods, and rockers are in
lifters, pushrods, and rockers are in
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2010 - IMG_7129.JPG
looking good!
looking good!
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2010 - IMG_7133.JPG

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