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Old 04-11-2011, 09:27 PM
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Default Project Thread - Rebuilding 4.0L OHV

Well my truck has developed a very bad miss-fire, I already know my head is cracked and I have been limping it along. its a common problem on the OHV engine's. I finally decided to go all out and rebuild the top half of the engine.

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  • JBA headers
  • Percy split-lock header bolts
  • NEW Alabama Cylinder heads
  • Delta Cams new rockers and rails and push rods
  • Felpro gaskets
  • Felpro head bolts
  • new valve covers
  • water pump
  • t-stat
  • belt
  • spark plugs
  • Sealed power roller lifters
  • Ill edit when i remember other stuff







Powder coated GT40 valve cover blue















I'll add more pics tomorrow




ok its tomorrow I have the block down to seeing pistons















HERE you can see what happens to the push rods the end wears out causing gaps in the valve train you can see a good one and bad one












There is NO ridge on the cylinder wall, also you can still see crosshatching










Now can you spot the bad cylinder? *hint* look for the discolored exhaust valve.














Now marinate your steaks.... no wait I mean NEW hydraulic roller lifters over night in oil. aka $420 worth of tinny little made in Germany Hitler hell












More pics tomorrow.

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Ok this is the engine finished and back in running order I can NOT believe how quiet the engine is now!!!!



























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33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:52 AM
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Subscribed! I love the OHVs!
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:57 AM
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sweet!!!
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:10 AM
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glade ya finaly got started on it man
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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It's about time!
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:04 AM
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Im looking forward to following your build! Nice choice on the valve cover powder coat!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:18 PM
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updated first post
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33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:19 PM
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sweet almost their
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:21 PM
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going back the right way tomorrow! heck ya. sleep time now tho...


also i am actually glad i found the problem after 1 year of issues, finally nailed the problem down!
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33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:23 PM
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SUBBED! nice man!
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:25 PM
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very nice, how many miles are on it?
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Old 04-12-2011, 08:37 PM
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very nice, how many miles are on it?
153,xxx

I owned it since 100k, when I bought it the truck was all original besides oil, oil filter and air filter. NOTHING had ever been changed.

the spark plugs where down into the insulators, wires where barely hanging on. she lived a hard life before I got her.
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33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:09 PM
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So are you doing any porting and polishing? 3-angle valve job? Oversized valves to help it breath better? Or are you just trying to get it more reliable and working better? Because honestly, if you're throwing headers on anyway, you might as well at least port the exhaust side of things to get a little extra out of it.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:14 PM
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Damn son!!! Been busy I see. Are those just a replacement stock head or are they modified?
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:50 AM
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So are you doing any porting and polishing? 3-angle valve job? Oversized valves to help it breath better? Or are you just trying to get it more reliable and working better? Because honestly, if you're throwing headers on anyway, you might as well at least port the exhaust side of things to get a little extra out of it.
No I am not. Main reason I bought headers is my stock manifolds where in such horrible condition from rusting. Also these new heads are a combination of 98tm intake port and a 97tm exhaust port if you know 98tm heads are about 1/2" smaller exhaust port so I will now have a bigger port in general. I had ordered cheaper pacesetter headers first they come in the quality sucked bad so returned for JBA.



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Damn son!!! Been busy I see. Are those just a replacement stock head or are they modified?
They are new stock replacements. Casted to fix the cracking problem. They come with valves and valve springs installed for $205 each. Also the company over nights orders. And I explained the difference in them above this
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33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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