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Post by DetergentCandy » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Got the head back from the machine shop.


Had new guides installed and the seats cut. Had them order new valves and springs from SBI as well. All for $400! :thumbup:


Now all I need is new head bolts and i'm ready to put my head back on! :D Sounds like i'm finally back in action this weekend.
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:04 pm

that was almost a week ago....NOT GOOD ENOUGH! :P update!@!!
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Post by srtjesse » Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:55 pm

dude we need updatez
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Post by SC62391 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:25 pm

More logging of the progress please :lol:
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:23 am

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Post by DetergentCandy » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:01 am

Okay okay! :D

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I know it's not much, but it's something!

I installed my valves and springs in 1:45 :D
I dunno if that's fast or slow...but it feels fast ^.^
Cams are torqued down. Well, everything except the rear bearing cap. I'm an idiot and confused 250 inch pounds with 250 FOOT pounds. For some reason I thought I could bench 250 lbs :shock:
So...i'm currently waiting for two new cam cap bolts. One broke off in the head and the other necked pretty freakin' badly :D

Thankfully removing the broken bolt was NOT a difficult procedure.

At least I did SOMETHING smart and installed NEW head bolts :P

I'm out of town on Thursday, so tonight is the last night i'm touching the engine until the 11th. I wanna work on it more, but I just don't have time. I'm really only able to do work on the weekends. And this coming weekend i'm booked :P

But when I get back to it, I get to install the timing belt and set the timing. Oh joy X3

I'm glad people are interested in updates! But don't expect another one for at least a week. I've got so much time and so little to do.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:53 am

DetergentCandy wrote:I've got so much time and so little to do.
Say WHAT? :rofl:

Seriously, glad that you are making progress. I'm eager to read when you hit the road and kick up some dust! :thumbup:
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Post by SC62391 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:51 pm

Haha i was going to correct him on that too xD

I see the old motor mount is still in :P

But good job dewd, the motor looks so clean! :shock:
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Post by DetergentCandy » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:48 am

thanks Gramps! ;)
I need to remember to record a video of the first time I start it up :D
SC62391 wrote: I see the old motor mount is still in :P

But good job dewd, the motor looks so clean! :shock:
I've just been too lazy to put the solid one in XD
I'll get around to it sometime before the engine goes back in :P

The engine seriously shines :thumbup:
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:59 am

update or :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban: :ban:
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Post by SC62391 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:17 pm

DetergentCandy wrote:

I'm out of town on Thursday, so tonight is the last night i'm touching the engine until the 11th. I wanna work on it more, but I just don't have time. I'm really only able to do work on the weekends. And this coming weekend i'm booked :P
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:24 pm

But I wantz updates right NAOW!!!!
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Post by DetergentCandy » Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:33 am

Hahahah sorry for the slow progress and total lack of relevant updates. I would be the worst mechanic ever cause I just break shit and take forever :D

Back from my vacation. Milwaukee is a beautiful place. The weather was fantastic. I'm soooo not looking forward to AZ weather this weekend. Supposed to be in the triple digits again :(


Anyways, i'm not sure what's going to get done this week. I have a lot of catchup to do at work. So I probably won't have any time to work on the engine until Friday :/

But, one I install the timing belt and set the timing then i'm pretty go to bolt the tranny back up and finish this job!

Stay tune.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:25 am

**pacing nervously like an expectant father**
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Post by DetergentCandy » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:04 am

<3 you Gramps!



I lost one of my close friends on Tuesday. He was involved in a severe car collision. He was 29. His life was filled with amazing stories, incredible adventures and outstanding creativity and talent. He shared his love of life, affection for others and sense of humor with many wonderful people. Please keep Brian Dyer in your thoughts and prayers.




I've been exhausted over the last 48 hours. I've never lost someone close to me. There are so many emotions, I can't keep control of them. So to put my mind on something else, i'm pushing to have Serenity back on the road by Sunday.


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I owned that timing belt. I'll admit it took me several attempts to get it right. Mostly cause I wasn't lining up the marks on the crank gear correctly. Took me an hour to figure out I had it correct from the beginning.

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It's worth taking the time to clean everything before reinstalling it.



Forgot to take a picture after I installed the exhaust manifold.

More progress tomorrow.
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Post by 2low4uneon » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:43 am

Very sorry to hear about your friend its always tough losing somone but it will get easier in time. Car looks good and good luck with everything.
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Post by theColonel » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:31 am

:( I'm sorry to hear about your friend ... try to celebrate his life, and rejoice that he's now in a better place
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Post by NEON PARABOLA » Fri Oct 14, 2011 2:44 pm

hey, im sorry for your loss man
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:04 am

Wow- if I had known what was going on, I would have kept my mouth shut. Sorry for your loss. [-o<
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Post by Haganracing » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:49 am

Sorry to hear about your friend, I will keep him in my prayers.

I haven't been on the site much but decided to look at the progress threads tonight. This is a great log, keep up the great work!! Can't wait to see some finished photos!

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Post by SC62391 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:08 am

Really sorry to hear about your friend man. I couldn't imagine that :(

Glad the car is coming together nicely, i like the VC a lot better than a pc'd one. It looks so shiny =P~
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Post by DetergentCandy » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:05 pm

Thank you for the support and the kind words. Things are moving slowly, but everyone is adjusting. I haven't been to work since Tuesday.

The driver of the car was released from ICU yesterday, so I didn't get any engine work done. He needed to be surrounded by friends and family. He's going through more pain and suffering than any one of us.

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Made some progress this afternoon though.
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05 SRT-4 - New hotness


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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:33 am

Very sorry for your loss :( my condolences in this hard time. He will be in my thoughts. I hope the driver makes a full recovery.

In other news, excellent progress....you could eat off that engine right about now. :)

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Post by DetergentCandy » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:09 pm

Thanks Crystal <3 The driver is doing so much better already.

I think i'll make a sandwich on the valve cover ;P




Let's play "IDENTIFY THIS PART"
I've been relying on memory for most of this. But...I can't remember what the hell this bracket is for O.o
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Also, there's a double-ended bolt on the alternator bracket.
I have the nut for it, so it's obvious something goes there. I just don't know what >.>
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05 SRT-4 - New hotness


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Post by DodgeEvo » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:14 pm

sorry for your loss, it will get better over time. Looks good and can't wait to see more when you have time.
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Post by Hudson_Neon » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:44 pm

is the first pic a bracket for power steering? maybe?

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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:46 pm

That bracket is for the power steering pump.

Did you have a hell of a time getting that Gates racing timing belt on? I know I sure as hell did. Hopefully I got it timed properly! Engine is looking good.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:55 pm

x2 on everything ryan said, including that stupid fucking belt haha

make sure to put the heat shield back on your alt bracket as well... i learned that one the hard way.... :roll:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:03 pm

^Why's that nick? on stock turbo? I was going to not run one.
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Post by wheels04sxt » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:15 pm

yeah stock turbo but i also didnt have the manifold heatshields on and an mpx 3in o2. burned up my alt and belt pretty quick lol the connector was "welded" to the plug on it lol
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