Finishing off the major-parts list is the rebuild kit. As we said previously, the cylinders and pistons were all in really good shape, so we were able to save money on the rebuild kit by simply buying a basic rebuild kit that did not come with new pistons. When we ordered our kit from Summit Racing (PN FEM-205717M-000), we also ordered the Mahle/Clevite bearings, a Melling oil pump, and frost plugs. The total cost of the kit, bearings, oil pump, and frost plugs was $292. If you do need pistons, a kit with basic cast pistons will run you $360, and a kit with forged pistons will run you $607.
So there you have it, the basic cost of the parts required for this build came in at $1,577. You might be able to do it for less, or it might even cost you more. Remember, all prices are quoted from summitracing.com as correct at time of writing.
|Intake Valves||$ 5 x 8-valves|
|Exhaust Valves||$ 4.95 x 8-valves|
|Cam, Lifters, springs||$385|
| (Comp Cams PN K20-223-3)|| |
| (Summit PN FEM-205717M-000 w/o pistons)|| |
| (Summit PN CLE-SH875S)|| |
| (Summit PN MEL-M72HV)|| |
| (Summit PN SLP-381-8010)|| |
| (Speed Demon PN 1282010)|| |
| (Professional Products PN 80012)|| |
| (Professional Products PN 55026)|| |
Removing the crankshaft is...
Removing the crankshaft is as easy as removing the main bearing retainer bolts, tapping the main bearing cap with your mallet, and removing the caps and crankshaft. The caps have cast-in numbers on them so you can keep them in order. Do not get the order of the caps mixed up.
If you want to ensure that...
If you want to ensure that things are good and clean, don't forget to knock out the frost plugs.