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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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There is a bunch of books on building the sbf from mild to wild, just cruise the net and pick your poison. I would also look for a assembly manual, I have one specific to my 89 mustang, I think I got mine from motorbooks.
 
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Damn this is killing me, it has been a week. Just got my main bolts, cam bolt, and timing chain. However my connecting rod bolts are delayed due to weather. I live in sunny Phoenix and the winter still gets to me lol.
 

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CarMichael Angelo

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Damn this is killing me, it has been a week. Just got my main bolts, cam bolt, and timing chain. However my connecting rod bolts are delayed due to weather. I live in sunny Phoenix and the winter still gets to me lol.
Where are you buying your stuff from? There is a Summit warehouse in LasVegas.
 

CarMichael Angelo

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Okay so when I took the new (to me) heads apart I got these little brown disks. Any idea what those are for? And should I use them with the new springs?
Which brings up another question, the old springs were different sizes from exh. To int. And yet the new set from trickflow are all the same size, is this correct?
The brown discs are overheat sensors..tells the machine shop that last rebuilt the heads whether or not the engine was ran hot enough to cause some problem that they may have to fix under some warranty.
 
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The brown discs are overheat sensors..tells the machine shop that last rebuilt the heads whether or not the engine was ran hot enough to cause some problem that they may have to fix under some warranty.
All those discs looked good, maybe I'll put them back on just for my own piece of mind.
 

CarMichael Angelo

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Got as far as I can without the connecting rod bolts. All torqued to spec no issues this time.
What are you gonna do with connecting rod bolts? You cannot just beat out the old ones, and install new ones without possible rod circumference changes..

Rod circumference changes leads to possible rod bearing failure...
 
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What are you gonna do with connecting rod bolts? You cannot just beat out the old ones, and install new ones without possible rod circumference changes..

Rod circumference changes leads to possible rod bearing failure...
How would one go about changing them, I don't trust the old. Would hate to snap another like on the mains.
 

CarMichael Angelo

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Should I just reuse the old ?
No,...you would definitely change them out. But you're gonna have to have a machine shop check the big end for distortion after you do it, and resize them if needed. Put a rod on the crank that hasn't been checked, and you can expect that you may be be pulling it apart when half of the bearing is in the pan.
Just ask @hoopty5.0
 

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