Mustang5l5's Progress Thread - final work on the engine

95BlueStallion

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I noticed in an earlier post you said 7.8 first then 6.8 the next sentence. I just thought it was a typo. It's my fault for not saying something! :doh:

The engine looks really good though!
I also noticed that but didn’t say anything. Guess we better be grammar nazis going forward, just in case. ;)
 
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Now my big oops. Needed 6.800” pushrods.... I ordered 7.800

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My new Ford racing dipstick doesn’t fit the block hole. Need to investigate this.

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Slowly getting there
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I used the same dipstick on my car. I had to use a bench grinder to wire wheel off the chrome plating where it goes into the block. That allowed it to fit nicely in the block.

You're just a magnet for NOS parts at great prices, aren't you?
 

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I noticed in an earlier post you said 7.8 first then 6.8 the next sentence. I just thought it was a typo. It's my fault for not saying something! :doh:

The engine looks really good though!
I thought typo as well when I saw that a while ago. I started reading the “I ordered 7.8” and I was like “man I shoulda questioned it” !!
 
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Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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I noticed in an earlier post you said 7.8 first then 6.8 the next sentence. I just thought it was a typo. It's my fault for not saying something! :doh:

The engine looks really good though!
I don't know how I brain-farted that one. I've had 6.800" written on my white-board for a week now. Guess I was just juggling too much a once. Oh well.

I bought from summit, so should be easy enough to return and get the right ones. Fortunately this isn't holding anything up
 

Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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I used the same dipstick on my car. I had to use a bench grinder to wire wheel off the chrome plating where it goes into the block. That allowed it to fit nicely in the block.

You're just a magnet for NOS parts at great prices, aren't you?
That's what I figure i'd have to do. Shouldn't be too much work I guess.


When you've been gathering parts for this build for 4-5 years now...you have time to ebay search for all sorts of goodies. I'm also trying my best to avoid generic, or aftermarket parts and use quality or OEM stuff.
 

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To insure the pan not leaking, use a thin dab in the 4 corners and on the surfaces on both sides of the arches front and back. You can use black and wipe the excess. Those are off the shelf push rods right?
 

Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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Did the dabs. As much as I like the one piece I don’t trust it in the corners.

Yes, the pushrods are off-the-shelf
 

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As much as people blame the gasket I would say pans very in tolerance much more. It does take much to have a sep. My engine has been together for almost 8 years and has no seaping let alone a drip.
 

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Looks awesome, and can confirm that the Summit return/exchange process is simple, but I'm also 50 miles away from them so I did it in person.
 

Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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Anyone ever see this part in black? Or am I better off painting my existing?

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Time to start refurbing various brackets and parts going back on the engine that aren’t new.

I trust my original 31 year old dist more than a reman
 
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Anyone ever see this part in black? Or am I better off painting my existing?

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Time to start refurbing various brackets and parts going back on the engine that aren’t new.

I trust my original 31 year old dist more than a reman
I paint mine black. Never seen one made in black.
 

Mustang5L5

A little massaging and it went right in
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A little massaging of the dipstick and it went right in.

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I realize the header needs to go on first. But it gives the illusion of progress.

Oh and ignore the FRAM oil filter. I had it kicking around and will just use it up until I do my first oil system prime. Then i'll toss a nice Motorcraft FL-1A on it

On my list of things to buy:
New pushrods (again)
Spring kit
Valve covers.

In the meantime, it’s time to refurb everything else and start putting it on the engine

Things like this
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Put a couple drops of oil on the nipple so it seeps into where the o ring (or plastic wedge, can't remember) seals the line before you install that heater tube.
just say'n.
 

Mustang5L5

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Put a couple drops of oil on the nipple so it seeps into where the o ring (or plastic wedge, can't remember) seals the line before you install that heater tube.
just say'n.
I was wondering if I should replace the O-rings while i'm here...


Or, since it wasn't leaking, I should just leave it alone and apply some oil and call it a day