After the machine work was completed, we took the heads home, assembled them, and put them on the engine. Now that we've got the engine assembled, stay tuned as we install it in the car and hit the Dyno.
|Parts List And Costs|
|Cam, lifters, springs|
|Comp Cams PN K20-223-3||$385|
|Summit PN FEM-205717M-000, w/o pistons||$185|
|Cam Bearings Summit PN CLE-SH875S||$30|
|Oil Pump Summit PN MEL-M72HV||$54|
|Frost Plugs Summit PN SLP-381-8010||$23|
|BG Speed Demon PN 1282010||$350|
|Damper Professional-Products PN 80012 ||$70|
|Professional-Products PN 55026 ||$150|
Like we said, our exhaust...
Like we said, our exhaust guides were shot...
...so adding bronze guides...
...so adding bronze guides was a must.
Since we were replacing the...
Since we were replacing the valves, we opted to use slightly larger pieces from a two-barrel-equipped 360. The slightly larger valves give us a little more air without sacrificing velocity.
When installing the valvesprings,...
When installing the valvesprings, you must check at least the installed height. We don't have fancy tools, but a simple expanding gauge and a caliper can get the job done. If your installed height is higher than required, you'll have to add shims to get the height correct.
If it's too short, more machining...
If it's too short, more machining is required. TIP: Let's say you're putting together an engine that may never see more than 5,000 rpm. If your installed height is just a few thousands taller than required, you may not have to worry about shims.
Yes, we're installing standard...
Yes, we're installing standard umbrella seals. This is not a high-performance engine, and this style of seal will be just fine. If you are so inclined, you can opt to have the machine shop machine your heads for positive-locking seals.