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Ole Geauxt
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?

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Can you hold a beer?



i can probly hold about 10 of those little pony size ones before i'd start to get sleepy, why?








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Pepperidge
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
do yourself a favor and let a machine shop assemble the bottom end if you are going that far into it...

the rest can be done with patience and a little common sense...get a good manual that shows the proper torque specs and torquing sequences...

don't skimp on anything...


Nascar Fan
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
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Can you hold a beer?

Yep Geauxt can hold a beer but it ain't gonna be none left if your wanting it back
Come to think about it if your buying the beer me & Geauxt can come supervise


Ole Geauxt
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
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but it ain't gonna be none left if your wanting it back
he didnt say a dayum thing about wanting it back, did he?


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fishfighter
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
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do yourself a favor and let a machine shop assemble the bottom end if you are going that far into it... the rest can be done with patience and a little common sense...get a good manual that shows the proper torque specs and torquing sequences... don't skimp on anything...


THIS or look for a rebuilt short block. That would save a ton of money and time.

Setting the crankshaft bearings are a bitch and no room to screw up.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
I've rebuilt the top end of a pretty huge natural gas engine

That shite is made to be rebuilt though so it's easy. My previous experience with dodge 4.7's tells me you have your work cut out for you.

If it is not crucial that you get it running and have some money to burn I'd try to do everything myself and buy a crate engine after I fricked that one all up


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LSUwag
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St Augustine Beach
Member since Jan 2007
7475 posts

re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
You can buy a remanufactured engine for a lot less than you can do one yourself. Machine work is quite expensive these days.

It's not that difficult. Just follow the instructions very carefully and make sure your torque specifications are correct.


Yewkindewit
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Near Birmingham, Alabama
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Ford 302 Wiindsor. I rebuilt it in my utility area in my basement. I rented a few specialty tools and dropped the heads off at a machine shop. I did everything else. It was great fun.


offshoretrash
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Farmerville, La
Member since Aug 2008
5997 posts

re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
TAKE PICTURES OF AS MANY STEPS AS YOU CAN

Tearing it a part is easy, putting it back together, that's the hard part.

Get a manual it's not that hard to do. I would check on a new motor at NAPA or somewhere. At least get the lower end but use you heads after you get them checked out.


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Nascar Fan
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
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You can buy a remanufactured engine for a lot less than you can do one yourself.

Yea but he's doing it with his son & that'll be alot more value than anything money can buy


offshoretrash
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Farmerville, La
Member since Aug 2008
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Here's a short block for only $1,199.00

LINK


jordan21210
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Member since Apr 2009
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Honestly, I don't think you picked the best motor to be rebuilding. The 4.7 is an OK motor...but the fact that it's efi and not carbed makes it a not so great "first" build. I'd have gone with an old beater truck or something and rebuilt a small block chevy of some sort...cheap and easy.

The Chrysler 4.7 is pretty similar to a Mustang 4.6 IIRC, check the dakota-durango.com forums for tons of more info on it.

FWIW, I have never rebuilt an engine (99% sure I could if I needed to/felt the need to), but I've been around the truck performance "scene" for a little while and post on numerous dodge forums...I also have a friend that used to have a 4.7 Dakota he messed with a little and know numerous guys on the forums that have done 4.7 builds.

ETA: another good site to post on is nadodge.com....that's the one I frequent most. Mostly fast 3rd gen hemi guys, but a handful of them run the 4.7 and have built 4.7s...just post and ask away, they will be quick to help.
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Meauxjeaux
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Hey, that's pretty intruiging. I looked at remanufactured engines and they started at $2800.00. That's really the top end of our budget.

We are doing it as a father/son project but I want to get him back on the road with the least expense and quickest way I can. Right now I figure it will take us a month or more.


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jordan21210
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Original 71 hemi cuda??? If so ; if not


jmarto1
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Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
Rebuilt a straight six in my 66 mustang many years ago. I don't know shite so I was following a book the whole time.


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aVatiger
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Springville, Va/Portland, Me
Member since Jan 2006
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re: Who here has rebuilt an engine?
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Original 71 hemi cuda???


No, not matching #s..

Ground up resto, been working on it for almost 10 years.. I can't wait to drop that motor back in..

Here it is without the shaker..


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