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plumb 11-13-2012 01:39 PM

recommendations on pistons valves and any other internal parts not the reviews
 
car recently broke gonna have to pull the engine and dig in to it so im gonna just start my build on it now while its out.

ive looking up different parts like piston, light crank, cams, valves and so on.

anyone one have some that worked well with no problems. any i should stay away from. also gonna be lookin at some diferent heads and mess arond with the compression ratio too.

gonna be workin on it next couple years to make it perfect. thanks for any help

volodyalysak 11-13-2012 02:02 PM

Just stay stock and keep it simple unless you want to make 300+ WHP.

GTTuner 11-13-2012 02:03 PM

Ok, I must ask why do you plan on changing the comp. ratio?

ripemeat 11-13-2012 02:40 PM

ok, elephant in the room, I'll be the one to say it, why are you going to take years to fix a legacy?

Max Capacity 11-13-2012 02:56 PM

Unless your looking for high HP, stay with a oem shortblock, it will hold 400whp.

plumb 11-13-2012 06:43 PM

I said a couple cause I don't want to pull the engine a bunch of time in gonna get all the parts I need then do it all at once and I only work a normal job don't make tons of money and I want to make 300+ hp

Max Capacity 11-14-2012 05:14 AM

Look here for "got some new stuff for engine R&R" it's about 8-9 pages back now.

I'm making 280whp on a mustang dyno with the old short block. I paid about $2100 for the new ej257 and gasket set.

AZP Installs 11-14-2012 09:16 AM

We've been using the Wiseco pistons for our standard rebuilds and they are holding 300+ hp no problems. If you don't like to wait to warm up the car in the AM before driving, then cosworth pistons are the route to go as they don't need nearly the warmup time of the other forged pistons out there.

I would not suggest replacing with OEM pistons, only because of their tendency for ringland failures...

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plumb 11-15-2012 11:40 AM

Haven't got a chance to look at that link yet but thanks max capacity. Thanks for the advice azp installs those two were some of the pistons I was looking at

GTTuner 11-15-2012 12:03 PM

As for pistons, I recomend using 4032 alloy. The 2618 alloy is for drag/nitrous applications and will not have the longevity of the 4032. You can fit a 4032 alloy piston to almost stock piston to wall clearance, they run quieter and use less oil.

LegacyDan 11-15-2012 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AZP Installs (Post 4158407)
We've been using the Wiseco pistons for our standard rebuilds and they are holding 300+ hp no problems. If you don't like to wait to warm up the car in the AM before driving, then cosworth pistons are the route to go as they don't need nearly the warmup time of the other forged pistons out there.

Sorry for thread hijack OP,

What kind of warm up time you talking about with the Wiseco's? i have them in mine and they are noisey bastards when driving cold, i usually just remote start the car and let it warm up for 3-4 mins and then drive with not much boost for another few mins

AZP Installs 11-15-2012 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by LegacyDan (Post 4160438)
Sorry for thread hijack OP,

What kind of warm up time you talking about with the Wiseco's? i have them in mine and they are noisey bastards when driving cold, i usually just remote start the car and let it warm up for 3-4 mins and then drive with not much boost for another few mins

The Wisecos really need to be warmed up at idle until the temp gauge rises up. Otherwise you can get some oil consumption and will get that noise. Also depends on the ambient.

I would let it idle for about 10 min before moving it.

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plumb 11-17-2012 10:24 PM

[quote=LegacyDan;4160438]Sorry for thread hijack OP,

its all goood i was wondering the same thing


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