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Old 11-11-2017, 07:15 PM   #101
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Wow, you've been busy since the last time I checked.
Congratulations on the show placing too.........Keep up the good work~
Thanks Mark!

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Old Parts Out!

Flywheel, clutch pressure plate, clutch disc -- Not too bad for 30 years of use.



Slave cylinder...it's seen better days



NOS Parts Ready to Go In

Clutch Pressure Plate - Remanufactured - $35...will remove the surface rust and fingerprints


Clutch Disc - $55



Slave Cylinder - $155 ... OUCH!



Pilot Bearing (still have to get the old one out) - $10



Wonder if my rear main seal leaks?!!



Got one of those, too! - $19



Total Costs = $274...so far

Still have to resurface the flywheel and add the cost of the transmission (which is still at the shop).
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Old 11-12-2017, 05:17 PM   #102
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Adding an oil pan gasket change to the task list...leaking like a sieve at the back of the block...cleaned it up and let it sit overnight so the leaks would show themselves...two pretty good steady streams at the bottom.

Toasted!



Might as well add a new catalytic converter, motor mounts, and coolant flush as the engine has to be drained and raised about 2.5" to get the pan out, according to the Ford shop manual. While everything is out of the way, probably should take care of the exhaust manifold, too. Certainly won't be bored for a while.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:39 PM   #103
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Old 11-21-2017, 02:29 PM   #104
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Just read through the whole build. Great looking truck!

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Old 12-02-2017, 09:07 PM   #105
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Gonna be better than New when you’re done!
Thanks!! I'm learning a ton...in up to my neck for sure. Chasing parts is taking the most time.

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The teardown continues....

Catalytic Converter....boy am I glad I have a good impact wrench!



Exhaust Manifold and EGR Tube







Radiator Shroud and Fan



I can now get after some of the previously inaccessible parts of the engine and bay.



And top motor mount nuts are off...unsure how to get at the bottom ones at the moment. With everything out of the way it's time to raise the engine and drop the oil pan.

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Old 12-17-2017, 09:16 AM   #106
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Finally got to the oil pan...ended up using a chain hoist to raise the engine...it was way too unstable using a jack without the transmission.

Pretty clean on the inside


Total mess on the outside


Here's what's left of the gasket


Bottom end of the motor...wood block above the motor mount as recommended by shop manual...not needed with chain hoist but no way I'm not putting it there after all this


Also, transmission completely tore down


With new parts ready to go in


Transmission should be done in a week or so. Now to the clean up of all these other parts so I can put it all back together.

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Old 12-22-2017, 10:11 PM   #107
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Ready to go back on...

Exhaust Manifold



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Old 12-22-2017, 10:26 PM   #108
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Looks really nice.

It is amazing the effort they put into the four cylinder exhaust manifolds. In the same time frame V8's had manifolds that looked like a log with four branches in a row.
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Old 12-23-2017, 02:20 PM   #109
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:59 AM   #110
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just got done binge reading this entire resto and im hooked.. fantastic looking truck man
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