New Engine 4.2l Upgrade 2000 Mustang Coupe

6 Shooter

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Nice work and am enjoying your detailed photos. One photo on the passenger side valve cover shows and you mentioned adding a PCV valve.

Just a comment--In past years, I added a coaleasing oil filter on the passenger side. Not ever in 3+ years of driving did I see a drop of oil in that filter on the passenger side. The passenger side is to allow the lower crankcase to breath in and out. Which means that in boost, excess crankcase pressure must be exhaled out to prevent pressure from blowing the crank seals. So, not sure you need a PCV valve in the passenger side, In the factory setup, the passenger side was vented into the air box which would allow crankcase air to move in and out. In an N/A setup, the passenger side needs to allow for some air to be sucked in, in the amount of air being pulled in through the PCV system on the driver's side and routed into the upper intake manifold.

In my particular turbo setup, my passenger side is pulling crankcase air from both sides during non-boost motor running which creates a vacuum (from 0 to -5) in the lower crankcase, a good thing which helps the crank seals seal. During boost, the driver's side PCV has a check valve which closes that side of the system and the passenger side continues to pull vacuum from the crankcase to prevent ring blowby from pressurizing the crankcase. Thus far, in 3 years of running, no crankcase seals issues and no oil dripping from the rear seal.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Nice work and am enjoying your detailed photos. One photo on the passenger side valve cover shows and you mentioned adding a PCV valve.

Just a comment--In past years, I added a coaleasing oil filter on the passenger side. Not ever in 3+ years of driving did I see a drop of oil in that filter on the passenger side. The passenger side is to allow the lower crankcase to breath in and out. Which means that in boost, excess crankcase pressure must be exhaled out to prevent pressure from blowing the crank seals. So, not sure you need a PCV valve in the passenger side, In the factory setup, the passenger side was vented into the air box which would allow crankcase air to move in and out. In an N/A setup, the passenger side needs to allow for some air to be sucked in, in the amount of air being pulled in through the PCV system on the driver's side and routed into the upper intake manifold.

In my particular turbo setup, my passenger side is pulling crankcase air from both sides during non-boost motor running which creates a vacuum (from 0 to -5) in the lower crankcase, a good thing which helps the crank seals seal. During boost, the driver's side PCV has a check valve which closes that side of the system and the passenger side continues to pull vacuum from the crankcase to prevent ring blowby from pressurizing the crankcase. Thus far, in 3 years of running, no crankcase seals issues and no oil dripping from the rear seal.
That Was Similar To My Thought, To Keep Some Vacuum In Case But Also Not To Pull So Many Vapors Threw Intake. When Porting Mine Did See Some Oil Residue Cooked On, Inside Intake And With 50/50 Cam was LQQKING To Keep A Little More Vacuum Available For Brake Booster. Vacuum Lines Going Through Oil Can Separator With Vacuum Gauge To Monitor, Follow My Logic?
 

6 Shooter

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In an N/A setup, all vacuum will be pulled through the driver's side PCV system. I have an vacuum gauge and routinely see 0 to -3 to -5. But, that only came about with the turbo setup and a cam switch from the previous ProCharger setup. With the ProCharger setup, never saw my vacuum gauge move at all. But the PC cam only pulled 12 inches of vacuum vs the turbo vacuum which routinely pulls 18-20. So, keep us posted on what vacuum you will be noticing.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
In an N/A setup, all vacuum will be pulled through the driver's side PCV system. I have an vacuum gauge and routinely see 0 to -3 to -5. But, that only came about with the turbo setup and a cam switch from the previous ProCharger setup. With the ProCharger setup, never saw my vacuum gauge move at all. But the PC cam only pulled 12 inches of vacuum vs the turbo vacuum which routinely pulls 18-20. So, keep us posted on what vacuum you will be noticing.
Shall Do. Thanks
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Shall Do. Thanks
Have A Oil Cooler To Install, I'm Using One Of The Aluminum Oil Filter Temp Pressure Cooler Gauge Sandwich Plate Adapter Sensor Kit And A GPLUS 16 Row AN-10AN Universal Aluminum Engine/Transmission Oil Cooler, To Be On The Safe Side, Temps Warm Here In Floradee!! LOL
 

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Pete fender

Pete Fender
Ordered Stud Girdle From Tom Morana In Canada(GREAT GUY). To Install On V6 4.2L. You Must Trim Down Main Caps, Not A Problem Their As Big As On 460 V8 Eng. Just Leveling Off The Tops To Clear Stud Girdle. Arp Studs And Nuts, Make Sure To Ask Him (Tom) To Send All Same Length. Front 2 Are Shorter If Just Using Studs Without Girdle And Stock Oil Pan. Had To Use 4 Wheel Drive V6 Oil Pan For Longer Studs To Fit. See Pics To See What I Mean. Engine Oil Pan fits 1997-2009 Ford F-150 E-150, This Will Save You Some Time. Melling V6 4.2L Oil Pickup Tube. Make Sure All Clears. Put A Piece Of Clay Over Pickup Wrapped In Some Plastic Like A Sandwich Bag And Test Fit Oil Pan. Remove And See How Much Clay Distorted, You've Got To Have Some Room To Pickup Oil.

The 3.8 and 4.2 have the same piston bore, but a longer throw on the crank. This is the standard Morana 3.8 stroker kit.
It's a bit expesive.
The rods and crank are about the biggest difference.
Morana makes a 3.8 conversion to 4.2, but I have just used stock 4.2 lower end parts, and had the rods re-sized and a light cut on the crank.
A 4.3 is an over sized piston with the 4.2 kit.
Of course, that requires new piston.
Tom Morana Racing Engines
 
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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Well Got Some Things Done, Been Working On Wiring Changed Out Clockspring That Got Tore Up When Front End Got Aligned, Shop Said They Could Do Bump Steer Steering System But Not So Sure. Drove Straight After Second Time But Clockspring Was Toast. A Little Afraid Of Hocking Battery Up! BANG!!! Goes Air Bag.
But Anyway, Added Oil Separator To The System, Not Sure If I Like Location My Move. Very Tight On Drivers Side Engine Bay. Right By Power Steering Pump, We'll So How That Goes, But Here Are Some Pics Of That Work.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Picked Up New Mustang Battery Box And Hold Down And New 5 Year Battery. Wired Up 200Amp Alt. (Spaghetti Benders Night Mare PIC 3) Need To Finish Wiring Before I Give It A Crank. Hope She Starts!!!
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
In an N/A setup, all vacuum will be pulled through the driver's side PCV system. I have an vacuum gauge and routinely see 0 to -3 to -5. But, that only came about with the turbo setup and a cam switch from the previous ProCharger setup. With the ProCharger setup, never saw my vacuum gauge move at all. But the PC cam only pulled 12 inches of vacuum vs the turbo vacuum which routinely pulls 18-20. So, keep us posted on what vacuum you will be noticing.
You Don't Happen To Have That Procharger Setup Anymore Do You? And If So Would You Be Interested In Getting Rid Of It? Just Curious.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Well, Today Went Pretty Well, Fired Of My Engine 1st Time Today. Wanted To Hear Her Run Before Finish Assembly. Just To Make Sure All Was Good And No Leaks, Fuel Lines All Good, No Oil Leaks. Sound Like Music To My Ears. Been 2 Years. Vacuum Guage Reading See Pics And Fuel Pressure Before Start up 40# Plus.
 

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Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Do Have One Problem, Ignition Key Switch Works But Can't Turn Starter. Don't Know What's Up. Engaged Clutch Pedal Turn Key Nothing. Used Remote Starter Switch To Start, All Good So Far But That's So Far. How Do I Upload A Video Here?
 
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Pete fender

Pete Fender
Find the video online, and click the "film icon" which is the 5th from the left above. (To the left of the "+" icon)
If you click that icon, it will ask for the ulr.
Copy and paste the address (https....) into the box.
If you have the video on your hard drive, upload it to youtube, and use the same method.
Also, check the starter relay and ignition switch fuses in the fuse-box under the hood

https://i1.wp.com/diagrams.hissind.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2000-v6-fuse-hood.gif?w=479
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
Find the video online, and click the "film icon" which is the 5th from the left above. (To the left of the "+" icon)
If you click that icon, it will ask for the ulr.
Copy and paste the address (https....) into the box.
If you have the video on your hard drive, upload it to youtube, and use the same method.
Also, check the starter relay and ignition switch fuses in the fuse-box under the hood

https://i1.wp.com/diagrams.hissind.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/2000-v6-fuse-hood.gif?w=479
Checked All Fuses Under Hood And Relay NG. No Change 1st Thing I Did. No It's Not The Easy Stuff I'm Sure. Changed Out Clockspring In Column Little BLK Wire Didn't Go In To Well. That Wire Is Just Inside The Column Outside Of Key Switch, Hopping That's Not Problem. Clockspring Not Blinking In Dash Anymore. Checked To Make Sure Clutch Pedal Switch Hooked Up. I Know It's Something Stupid. Used My Remote Starter Switch To Test Fire The Engine. Fired Off Nice.
 

6 Shooter

Well-Known Member
Do Have One Problem, Ignition Key Switch Works But Can't Turn Starter. Don't Know What's Up.

That got me a while back. Turned out to be the starter relay in the engine bay on driver's side. Look in owners manual for the diagram to locate. The relay is not expensive and can be purchased at most any auto parts house.
 

Captain Max Silver

Captain Max Silver
That got me a while back. Turned out to be the starter relay in the engine bay on driver's side. Look in owners manual for the diagram to locate. The relay is not expensive and can be purchased at most any auto parts house.
Are You Talking About Relay In Fuse Box Or Is There Another? Replacing Fuse Box Relay As Soon As I Get Back From Autozone. See How It Goes.
 

6 Shooter

Well-Known Member
Are You Talking About Relay In Fuse Box Or Is There Another? Replacing Fuse Box Relay As Soon As I Get Back From Autozone. See How It Goes.

Yes, the starter relay in the fuse box. Relay number 4, on the right side of the box, and second up from the bottom. Verify the location with the printout in the fuse box cover.
 
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