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Max Capacity 04-17-2012 03:28 PM

got some new stuff for engine R&R
Will figured its time to post up my own thread. Over the past weeks I have been collecting parts.

That's a EJ257 short block, Spec 2 clutch and new flywheel insert for the Aluminum FW in the wagon.

I will use the vf52 that has about 11,000 miles on it now.

Edit April 13 2017, yea it took that long, here's the part numbers, EJ257 short block 10103AC050 $1775.00 Gasket set for a 2005 GT 10105AA720 $214.07

HAMMER DOWN 04-17-2012 03:59 PM

Are you going to have Mike @ TA re-tune your new motor. Or you just going to run you old tune. Just wondering if Mike left some power on the table. Do to your oil use & the miles on the original motor.


lucas569 04-17-2012 04:02 PM

nice (your in my back yard too!)

GEE-OTTO 04-17-2012 04:12 PM

Nice parts, I'm surprised nobody asked you about that casting scale on the block and if it will cause NUKE. :)

Wagon or Spec.B???

Max Capacity 04-17-2012 04:13 PM

I asked Mike a few weeks ago, he said just to do a few logs on the new engine but everything should remain the same.

I did ask him yesterday about having the head P&P. I know the guys at Eastwoods machine shop will want to do it.

I just don't want to have to supply more fuel if the heads flow much better.

To answer the question,
It's going in the wagon.

compsurge 04-17-2012 04:55 PM

those are some wicked awesome casting marks. You should nickname the car Draco. LOL

xt2005bonbon 04-17-2012 05:02 PM

Either I missed it somewhere in your thread, but why are you going to install this short block? Are you currently having problems with your engine in your wagon?

Nrw 04-17-2012 06:10 PM

Max Capacity 04-18-2012 05:10 AM

I'm replacing the short block because mine uses a lot of oil under boost. I know the engine was abused when it was running 18-21psi for a short time years ago with out a proper tune.

I plan to keep the car for a few more years and I'm tired of adding oil 2-3 times a week.

I'm also dropping my home PC (crashes alot) off at the repair shop after work today before I start disconecting the engine. I'll take photo's but may not be able to post them from the GF's lap top. It's a HP and a pain to use. I hope to have the PC back soon.

I figure this whole engine R&R should take a couple of weeks. I have my own engine hoist and engine stand so I'm under no pressure to have it out because I have to return the hoist. But I don't want to waste to much time either.

I'll remove the external items from the engine than drop the old long block and the new short block off to my buddies machine shop and have them give me back a long block after they freshen up the heads.

I guess I'll offer the old short block up for sale if someone wants one to rebuild that has not blown up.

I have new flywheel bolts and a torx plus 50 coming from Fred Beans, I have to call them and give them another CC# because the bank called on Monday and said that card had been compromised. If it ain't one thing its another...

I'll wait to inspect the oil pick up tube before I decide to buy a after market one.

I have Mike at AZPinstalls getting me a oil pump, I did buy the Spec clutch from him and the replacement bearing for the TSK3 kit that is on the tranny.

Spec sent me the insert for the FW. I bought the ARP head studs and NGK plugs from my Tuner, Tuning Alliance.

Think that's it for now, time to go to work.

bmx045 04-18-2012 06:25 AM

i hate the casting marks, mine's the same way.

lucas569 04-18-2012 07:51 AM

Mike from TA still around? Never see him post anymore.

Max Capacity 04-18-2012 07:56 AM

Yes, he bought a house in Vernon last Fall. When I placed the order from his website, I had the stuff 2 day's later. He hasn't updated his site lately but he's been busy.

lucas569 04-18-2012 08:06 AM

Oh wow thats wicked close by (im in windham) ive been playing w the idea of refreshing my block as well. I have 140k on the engine now, it does consume oil but still pulls strong. Id love to buy that shortblock off ya if the price is reasonable. Lmk.

Max Capacity 04-18-2012 09:10 AM

I wouldn't want much for it, and I rather it went to someone local.

I'm in the south east corner of Tolland just off rt32 by the old mill and fire station north of Willington pizza.

nospmoht04 04-18-2012 09:15 AM

Lemme know if you want that grill spruced up in the meantime :p

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