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Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a motor!
« on: September 10, 2007, 08:13:15 pm »
OK. So here are pics and comments for the motor build for HM1103.

General Stuff.

"New"Ford 302 Block from Summit
Balanced Stroker Rotating Assembly from Eagle (Std Bore - 341 C.I.)
Canton Stroker Main Girdle
Melling Oil Pump
Moroso Road Racing Oil Pan and Pickup
World Casting WIndsor Jr Cast Iron Heads
Ford Racing X303 Cam
Roller Lifters and Rockers
Edelbrock Air-Gap RPM Manifold
Edelbrock 650cfm 4bbl Carb

First Things First. Gotta clean up the Garage! Too bad it is not MY Garage!



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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 08:21:29 pm »
It was easier to pull the block off the pallet it was shipped on and mount it on the stand upside down. We used the holes in the block for the motor mounts. Hoist and Engine Stand from Harbor Freight. Leveler bar from Summit. "New" Block had really been sitting in a Ford warehouse for 7 years. It is covered with rust protectant. It's bores are finished honed, and the mains are aligned honed from the factory.

Always wear your OSHA approved footwear when working in the garage!
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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 08:25:18 pm »
First Step in Block Prep was creating clearance for the stroker crank and rods. Here is the block before any grinding. Main bearing caps are numbered, thank god. They have nice little arrows on them too!

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 08:29:34 pm »
Grinding consists of notching the bottom of the cylinders to clear rod bolts, and cutting a piece of the block to clear a crank counterweight. Got a cool little notching guide from Hawks Racing which showed me exactly where to notch each cylinder. Saved alot of time having to install and pull the crank. They also had instructions on where to cut the block to clear crank.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007, 08:31:26 pm »
You cannot go to Harbor Freight without buying SOMETHING absolutely stupid.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 08:35:59 pm »
This is what a finished notch looks like. Take care to make sure not to damage the bore while doing this.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 08:39:10 pm »
This is the block after cleaning the crap out of it about a dozen times. We used degreaser, Soap & water, Brake Cleaner, a bunch of brushes, 0000 grit steel wool, and we air dryed everything with compressed air.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 08:42:37 pm »
Next step was painting the block. We used an engine kit from POR-15.
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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 08:46:10 pm »
Applied POR.

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 08:47:57 pm »
Top Coated in Aluminum.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 08:51:41 pm »
After the block was dry, it was time to measure everything. We already checked deck straightness and height. We also checked the mains line bore for straightness.
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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 08:53:42 pm »
Kerianne happily checks the piston diameter. :P

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2007, 08:58:23 pm »
Grumpy old man puts in brass freeze plugs. Block came with stock steel plugs.

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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2007, 09:02:47 pm »
Camshaft was installed.

Block came with cam bearings installed.  They were protected with rags whenever grinding or painting was needed and held up just fine.

Roller lifters were cleaned and prepped.

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Re: Waiting for HM1103. Might as well build a moto
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2007, 09:05:07 pm »
Lifters are installed in bores and held in place by little "dogbones" and a "spider" plate.

Notice small silver plug in upper right of block.   Forget to install this and you have no oil pressure.