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    apologies on the delays in the engine build... fitting the 5V-EU, and AR5 are taking longer then expected....










    With any luck at all... the engine will be back at the machine shop where we can finish the overhaul, with added improvements!


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    I know I'm not the only crazy guy here... This was posted to one of my other forums.... not that bad............ apparently you careful cut the top of the manifold........


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    I know it has been 7 months since the last update........ and this isn't a huge one... Heads have finally gotten their 3 angle (30/45/60), and the intake valves a 30 degree back cut, and machined the surface.




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    So a few updates....

    1) Part of the current delay has to deal with what to do about 5 damaged rocker arms. There is slight galling where the pushrod fits into the rocker arm. There is a guy in California who repairs rocker arms for old DeSoto, and Chrysler hemi's, so we sent out the rockers to be repaired - as there is zero inventory for replacements.




    2) While the rockers are being repaired, work proceeds on the bottom end.... Getting the crank balanced.




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    One more piece to the puzzle found... or so it seems...



    4M valve seals are also "top hat" type seals, and appear to fit the 5V-EU...





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    They look familiar, I pulled down an 18rc head recently they look the same. rockauto has them in stock
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...stem+seal,5800

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    That's good to know

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    short block assembly day!!!!!!




    the new piston on the original rod




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    Default Re: 5VEU Hemi

    A bit further.....

    As this is an aluminum block, there are all kinds of stresses when tightening the main bearings in place, and setting the proper torque. It isn't until after all the mains are fully torqued that the crank turns free.




    Once the crank is in, the pistons follow... Those rods are stout for sure, not a dowel in site - ridges to keep the cap properly aligned.




    Remember... those are used bearings..... they look nearly new!



    installing pistons on this bank... 2 down... 2 to go.... Looks like we got the deck pretty close




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    Well... 7 of 8 made it in... #8 caught the oil ring and damaged it .....










    I've contacted Traum, another ring is already on the way.......*
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldeskewltoy View Post

    I've contacted Traum, another ring is already on the way.......*
    ... and here it is!





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    Quote Originally Posted by oldeskewltoy View Post

    I bought the engine I did... because it HAD a good distributor.... thank you to the USA shipping leg of the journey, the distributor is now shattered... although the lower section(oil pump drive) appears to be ok. Looks like this 5V will likely be running a crank fire type ignition.... which should allow a lower hood scoop/bulge



    I was not happy with the ignition solutions. An old Hemi kind of requires a cap with wires.... so one day last summer I found this.....




    It keeps my options open.



    Quite complicated.... anyone have a spare distributor cap?? Or know of one available??





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    A bit more progress........ all 8 are now in, as is the camshaft, with the timing chain installed....

















    And now on the other end of the engine...........


    Now that the crank is in the engine we can get an accurate measurement off of the auto flexplate, and we find the flywheel to still need another .030" removed from the back side for perfect starter engagement.







    The AR5 is fitted to the 5V-EU. The adapter is designed to accommodate any A340E equipped car to change to an AR5 transmission. The AR5 is a knock off of the R154




    I'll use one of these shifters... which ever fits the application best





    Inside is a new pilot bearings, and a new Clutch Masters clutch kit, it uses an uprated pressure plate (rated @ 110% more then stock), and a kevlar disc. The kit was originally designed for the 1984 Camry equipped with the 2SE engine, the spline of the disc matches the AR5 transmission.





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