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Old 05-25-2020, 09:05 AM   #81
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Now this is going to sound bad . . . but given all that we've heard as of late about your engine builder, you may be "lucky" to have an engine at all. Seems many guys have paid for engines and have received nothing - for years.

So I'll be positive - with a bit of work, maybe this will turn out okay in the end! Best of Luck!
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Old 05-25-2020, 10:34 AM   #82
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Tinker had put together a list of vendors that probably live up to our expectations regarding services and products for our beloved Fords. I saved the URL to my bookmarks for future reference. It's not all inclusive, but between the list and the add-ons in that thread it could save many us from headaches down the road.

Happy Memorial Day, All!
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:31 PM   #83
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Thanks again.. and you are right. At least I have the internals. He’s a piece of shit for not reaching out. Like I said earlier, I don’t expect any money back. How about helping me with a bare block ffs?
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Old 05-25-2020, 05:52 PM   #84
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Are you sure what the internals are? Based on the photo posted of the top of the block, it doesn't seem to match the billing sheet posted. You are going to have to check to see what you have. Or, repair the head gaskets and see if you can drive it. One check you can do is measure the stroke, that is fairly simple to do.
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I'm curious as to why you went with this guy when you were warned about him in one of those posts that Black Fifty highlighted?
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:54 AM   #86
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Good Luck. I hope things turn out well for you.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:40 PM   #88
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Be sure to keep us updated. I know this is not pleasant for you, be it is an interesting thread!
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:35 PM   #89
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It would only take a minuet or so to measure the stroke, to see if is 4 1/4".
Please let us know what it measures. It would help clarify what he sold you.





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Old 05-26-2020, 04:10 PM   #90
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I am pulling the pumps first in order to figure out the coolant problem. Starting with that seems to be the most imperative problem. I canít address anything else until that is done
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Did you remove the passenger side water pump? Was there coolant behind it?

Plenty of good people here to try to help you out. As B&S stated, keep us updated.

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Old 05-28-2020, 12:00 AM   #91
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I'm curious as to why you went with this guy when you were warned about him in one of those posts that Black Fifty highlighted?
As am I, something seems odd here... Rfd456 after inquiring about Eric you even advise people not to go to him, then you take your motor to him to rebuild?

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Hope you get it all figured out.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:56 AM   #92
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Hi. Sorry it took so long to get back. I took the water pumps off. The water did indeed drain. I’d like to stare something here before getting into that. I, in my embarrassment, had already given Eric the money for the motor and hadn’t gotten it. Being humiliated for my stupidity of prepaying caused my deceit and I apologize for that. I did finally get the engine after I drove 1600 miles to pick it up even though I paid for shipping. So that’s the story about that.
Back to my other problem. After taking off the pumps the water did drain. However, I noticed he plugged the top hole on the pumps. I have the newer style heads. I thought the older style were the ones that you are supposed to plug up.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:57 AM   #93
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The it is a 4 1/4 stroke. I measured
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:58 PM   #94
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I looked at the Go Cat site and the guy from Oregon a couple of years ago. These flashy sites tell us what we want to hear and believe, so they suck us in. You had the stones to admit it, so hats off to you.

Sounds like you have the newer 8BA pumps. I believe the top hole was added to aid cooling on these engines over the earlier designs. Don't know why that was plugged on yours. The older ones used oil from the block to lubricate the bushings on the pumps, hence the holes in the front of the older blocks that would need to be plugged if using newer pumps.


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Start by getting the coolant passages clear...get pump off...check that the block has been cleaned in the waterjackets.
One step at the time verifying what has been and not been done.
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The it is a 4 1/4 stroke. I measured
Well, at least that is good news!
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