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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-21-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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Short block build

Here is my engine build from a different site. Engine was assembled October of 09 but pics are always fun to look at.







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Its a .020" overbore block, .050" dome pistons, balanced reciprocating assembly, new melling oil pump, crankshaft was turned .25mm/.25mm. Cylinder heads have new valves, 3 angle valve job, .006" surface decking.... and 4.0L Cams

....and Yes, everything was torqued properly, crankshaft end play was mic'd, assembly lube was used, cylinder heads were cc'd, cylinder quenched was measured and oil clearances were checked sorry no pics of me doing this its hard to hold and camera and do all that stuff.
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what's the output of that engine built that way?

Nice job!
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haven't had it dyno'd yet its been sitting in my driveway since January because I need a rear main seal retainer plate, I might have one by the end of the week. Ordered from the dealer in Dec 2009 LOL. That part alone has been a long ordeal and started many threads. As soon as I get some miles on it I will switch it over to synthetic and go turn the rollers on the dyno and see. Non of these LH's show very good numbers because of the 33% drivetrain loss from our wonderful transmissions....
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Nice job Synister. I think it would be cool for every guy to rebuild at least one engine in their lifetime. I know I want to do it. I have a big empty spot in my garage that could use an engine stand in it
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Very nice. Welcome to the 4.0 cam club.
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motor pics

I know what that empty feeling is like when you don't have a block on the stand. Just picked up this 99 3.5 which will be undergoing the 4.0 stroker transplant with lots of other tricks by the time its slipped in the RT.


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Its a .020" overbore block, .050" dome pistons, balanced reciprocating assembly, new melling oil pump, crankshaft was turned .25mm/.25mm. Cylinder heads have new valves, 3 angle valve job, .006" surface decking.... and 4.0L Cams

I've seen the side by side comparison of the 3.5 and the 4.0 cam snouts, and how you machined the cam snouts to use the 3.5 cam sprockets on the 4.0 cams. Why can't you just use the 4.0 cam sprockets or are they that different they won't work in the 3.5 motor?
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Its a .020" overbore block, .050" dome pistons, balanced reciprocating assembly, new melling oil pump, crankshaft was turned .25mm/.25mm. Cylinder heads have new valves, 3 angle valve job, .006" surface decking.... and 4.0L Cams

I've seen the side by side comparison of the 3.5 and the 4.0 cam snouts, and how you machined the cam snouts to use the 3.5 cam sprockets on the 4.0 cams. Why can't you just use the 4.0 cam sprockets or are they that different they won't work in the 3.5 motor?
I figured it would be cheaper to use my resources and know how than spend $250-$300 on new cam sprockets (It took my a few hours of measuring, marking and machining) It has been so long (and I have built a few other engines since this one) from what I remember the reluctor wheel that is for the cam sensor is different on the 4.0L sprocket.
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I just spent $29.87 on cam sprockets from a dealer. I wonder where you ot the prices?
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The part numbers that were listed on Alldata.
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Old thread resurrection...
Do you have part numbers for the pistons, etc??



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