Last few weeks I've got some more done on my build..
Here is the best way I've found to pull an engine out of a lifted truck.
Gonna get all this cleaned up and painted while its apart.
Here is when I started tearing everything apart.
Here is what it looks like after cutting the ridge, honing, and several hours of scrubbing scraping and painting.
I just finished putting the crank and pistons back in. Waiting on my cam,lifters,rockers and pushrods to arive ups and I will be done. So far not been to expensive I hope to get good results out of it.. This is what I have in it.
New clutch,throw out bearing,pilot bearing and pressureplate and flywheel re-surfaced $85
Sealed Power/Felpro/Federal Mogul Rebuild Kit $135
Melling High-Volume Oil Pump $35
New Stock Cam $19 ebay
New Sealed Power Lifters $18 ebay
Chevy 250 Rocker Arms (1.7 ratio for 300) $28 ebay
Hardened Push Rods $18 ebay
New Water Pump $19
New Thermostat $8
Rebuilt The Carb already..
Probably spend a bit more before I am done on new wires,plugs,cap & rotor, Oil, filter etc. But considering I think its not bad at all for the limited amount of $ invested! I am hopping it works out good. I've talked to a few people running the chevy 250 rockers and i've heard good things about them. Been trying to keep the whole project cheap and so far so good. I only had about $200 in the truck before i started on the engine and have new exaust system and new brake hoses on it. My goal is to have a good dependable trail/street 4x4 for under $1000 Still need to find some 16" wheels i've got some good 16" tires i traded for but I am running 16.5" wheels right now. Might not be real exciting but I thought the other poor sob's like me out there might find it interesting.. Should be cheap to operate I was getting 14/15mpg before the rebuild and it was running pretty crappy. [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]