Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now! - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
GM Standard IFS Trucks & SUV's All discussion of full sized IFS Trucks, SUV's to include Suburban

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
MSF
Can't Get Enough
 
MSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Danville, Illinois
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

This happened:
So I had the whole engine machined and have been rebuilding it for the last week in the evenings. This is the result:

I'm going to try to get it in and hooked up tomorrow granted that things go smoothly. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
MSF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-11-2005, 11:54 PM
Moderator
 
Shorts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

Ooohh, its so...perty [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
Shorts is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 02:41 AM
IchWarrior
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

What kind of headers are those?


And my god man! Its pink! :P
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 12:51 PM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mountain Home Idaho
Posts: 4,235
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

what is it

alright im gona take a stab at it, its either a 350 or 383 running vortec heads and a edlebrock tbi to vortec intake, howd i do. it took me a second look to see what was there.
The_Kid is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
MSF
Can't Get Enough
 
MSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Danville, Illinois
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

The headers are Hedman Elite (ceramic) series. The COLOR is not pink, it's Chevy Engine Red, which I believe was only used from 55-57'. You guys will probably be disappointed in me but... stock heads... stock intake. I did however put a mild (RV) Comp-Cam in it, and along with the headers it should breathe a little better even without an extra $1500 worth of heads & intake. A virtual dyno showed it making about 250 horsepower & about 450 pound/feet of torque. It may not be a monster, but it beats no compression in cylinder 7 because the piston blew up!
MSF is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 10:25 AM
**DONOTDELETE**
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

That's a sweet looking mill Mike. I like that vintage color that you chose. You sig says it's in, I want some in pics.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I just went to Hedman's site, those are some nice headers, I'd never heard of their Elite series.

That's impressive that you were able to still re-use that block and head after that piston popped.

At work our C-65 bucket truck just got a new 366 tall deck big block. The exhaust valve in the #2 cylinder dropped down, the piston absolutely beat the crap outta things with it. The piston was shattered, the head was cracked, the block split between #2 & #4, the connecting rod for #2 looked like a limp noodle. I think the crank was toast too. The day after it happened (we towed it back to the shop) it had coolant leaking out the rear main seal [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img].
post #7 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 10:35 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 975
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

How many miles did you have on the old engine? Did you do the whole tear down?
4x4mike is offline  
post #8 of (permalink) Old 06-13-2005, 12:07 PM
Moderator
 
Shorts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,137
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

The cam and headers are a nice little addition. They're the pain-in-the-butt little mods that you've got taken care of.

I also second the nice job about usng the block after losing a piston. When I blew mine, I had pieces of metal that gouged the inside walls of the cylinder that made my engine a great boat anchor [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
Shorts is offline  
post #9 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
MSF
Can't Get Enough
 
MSF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Danville, Illinois
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

The gouge in cylinder 7 wasn't even 10 thousandths deep, so no problem going 30 over.

It is in the truck, and I'm going to try to get completely done tonight and get her fired up tomorrow right after work, granted that my oil cooler line fittings come in!

The old engine had 191,000 on it, and from the looks of things had never been out or even had so much as the intake off.

I tore the engine down & rebuild it myself with the help of 2 friends, one with at least 40 years engine building experience, so that helped. But all in all, it was pretty straight forward. You can't really beat the simplicity of a 350.

I'll let you guys know when it's running and how awesome it sounds with open headers! (until I can get it to the exhaust shop)
MSF is offline  
post #10 of (permalink) Old 06-15-2005, 12:54 AM
Keyboard Implanted
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Mountain Home Idaho
Posts: 4,235
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
 
Re: Rebuilt motor. Right here, right now!

is that a stock intake?
The_Kid is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome