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Got the heads installed today. Also put the cams and lash adjusters in. Should be able to get all the timing chains, guides, tensioners and oil pump at Ford tomorrow.
 

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Picked up the oil pump and all the timing set pieces. Need to get to work!
 
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Did you take the oil galley plugs out of the heads, and clean them out?
I was kinda amazed at how much, on my low miles 2003 pi engine.
Moroso makes a brush set that covers those galleys, and are long enough.
 
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Those are the good tensioners; you can disassemble the tbird stock tensioners and clean them, or order new from mmr orMHS.
 
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What's with the "Wax Puppy" writing?
 

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Did you take the oil galley plugs out of the heads, and clean them out?
I was kinda amazed at how much, on my low miles 2003 pi engine.
Moroso makes a brush set that covers those galleys, and are long enough.
No, I did not. I just sent the heads to the machine shop.
 

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Those are the good tensioners; you can disassemble the tbird stock tensioners and clean them, or order new from mmr orMHS.
I bought them new at Ford today. This is a 2004 PI engine out of a p71 cop car. I pulled the motor and trans myself. Used all Ford timing parts. Just used the older style tensioners.
 

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Decided to set the intake on top just for fun. Still some work to do. I need to drill and tap the intake for the 2nd temp sensor soon.
 

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Now I can't locate my extra timing cover. I know where the 2004 cover is, but where did I put the 96/97 cover??
 

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I’m jealous of your cast iron pumpkin, mine isn’t so pretty bare lol
Wanna be more jealous? That's a 3.27 T loc that I paid $50 for a couple weeks ago. I'm gonna clean and paint it and stick it in the Superbirdo project.
 

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Wanna be more jealous? That's a 3.27 T loc that I paid $50 for a couple weeks ago. I'm gonna clean and paint it and stick it in the Superbirdo project.
You mean you didn’t put it together piecemeal with with a case original to the car that could be mistaken for salvage from the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a used ring and pinion with stripped end threads, a used mystery bare TL carrier, shims that consistently proved to be either too little or too much, NOS but rusty side gears that needed grinding to accept circlips, and spiders gears and pin from a junkyard, for about 6 times that? Nope, not jealous at all 😆
 

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The GT 500 rockers are installed. I managed to not drink any of the 5w30 iced tea. Timing chains are all done too.

 
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