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2001 D.I.Y. Holset Build

Discussion in 'Personal Projects and Builds' started by mustang024, Jan 25, 2013.

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    Up to what year 4.2 can we use? 98-01? I see a bunch of low mile 02-04's the uper and lower intakes look to be different. None of that matters though if iam to swap to mustang upper and lower anyway.
     
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    Well came across a hell of a deal on a 2008 F-150 4.2 motor with 65k for $700. This was the last year ford made them so I am sure all issues were ironed out by now. Going to swap my 99 lower and upper on the motor, so I can ditch the IMRC's. Will have to swap over the oil pan and picktube from my 01 motor.

    Also Just have to swap over the flywheel because the front balancer is neutral balance already. I am layed off from work so i will be getting this done within the next week or two. f150 motor.jpg
     
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    Nice find be sure to post photos of the build.
     
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    She's on the stand!! Will begin to swap intakes and maybe paint the block and intakes dunno yet.

    Also might as well paint the and clean the engine bay while the motor is out.
     

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    What clutch are you manual guys using looking for recommendations.
     
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    RAM power grip, 550 hp rating.

    A little stiff but friendly.
     
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    Did you just change the clutch or quadrant firewall adjuster and cable?
     
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    I used the maximum motorsports kit for quadrant, firewall adjuster, and cable
     
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    Degreased and painted the intakes that I pulled from the 3.8. Going to degrease and paint the 4.2 tomorrow and slap these on. Clutch is on the way almost back to square one!
    Not sure what to do with the valve covers. Wrinkle paint or leave the black.

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    0610171937.jpg Motor is all dress up just have to drop fuel rail on and paint accessory bracket on the 3.8 and swap it over to the 4.2.

    Clutch came other day. Ram rated upto 550hp. Also got the MM cable adjuster quadrant kit.

    Tomorrow is going to,be hot but will start pulling the old motor
     
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    Motor is out! Need to pull the trans and flywheel and swap to the 4.2 .

    Was going to just decrease engine but now in am going to freshen it up. I have a spot of rust on the shock tower passenger side that needs to be cut out and patched so I will be painting the entire engine bay. ... Never ends! 0611171929.jpg 0611171929a.jpg 0611171930.jpg
     
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    Nothing much to report started stripping the old motor. Trans and flywheel. And pulled the pan and the picktube.

    Sending the flywheel to be resurfaced for. The new clutch.
    While I am waiting for it i,will get started on the engine bay.

    Hopefully throw the motor back in by next weekend and start working on the tune!
     
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    0726171901.jpg 0726171901a.jpg Update slow go... Cut the rust out of shock tower. Will clean it up and fab a patch panel. Luckily the inner frame rail isn't crumbling. Going to por 15 the **** out of it.
     
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    Por15 is good stuff.

    Patch it good. The strut towers are load bearing.
     
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    Well its taking awhile but she is getting there. Neutralized the rest of the rust that I couldn't get without cutting the entire frame. Will box in the driverside as its not bad, just for peace of mind.


    Horrible design by ford. There is a hole in the tirewell on top of frame that is the culprit for this issue. I will be welding a tab over it to prevent future issue.

    Found some inner frame coating by Eastwood with a flexline to reach in tight spots. Will order a can or two. Then on to scuff and wash then prime and paint!. 0805171644.jpg 0805171916.jpg
     
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    Looking good. Tough working in tight spaces.
     
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    Thanks Phil, yea definitely a pain in the ass but not impossible. Talk about one step forward two steps back! This car has been a battle!
    Should be good sheet metal practice for the 67 cougar have have next project.
     
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    Just about finished Will probably have engine bay wrapped up this week. Then can throw the new motor in following week.
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    Now on to the driverside
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