Builds 1FZ-FE TRD S/C Rebuild

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Nice! just got all my parts back from the machine shop last week. About to go down the same road using the same bearings. Look forward to seeing your updates. I believe my machine shop replaced the two small plugs on the front of the block using made in house brass plugs. :meh:
Bearings were very impressive on quality. Picture of plastigage is not very good, but we are consistently .002 across the board.

I also worked on the thrust and ended up at .004 but plan on rechecking one more time before the final torque. Very pleased with NDC bearings.
 
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Bearings were very impressive on quality. Picture of plastigage is not very good, but we are consistently .002 across the board.

I also worked on the thrust and ended up at .004 but plan on rechecking one more time before the final torque. Very pleased with NDC bearings.
Nice! i bought a dial indicator and base to try and measure thrust when assembling. We'll see how it goes.

Where in MT are you? I lived in Bozeman for 6 years and just moved west a year and change ago.
 
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Yep. Same. Be careful with the thrust cap. Mine seated too tight the first time and I measured 1 thousandth. There are different techniques here. Also, Never use an impact wrench to seat the bearing caps. You could break off a piece of the block by doing that. Rubber mallet helps seat it correctly.
 
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That’s right in the middle of the spec right where you want to be. .0008-.0087 in
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My machinist taught me to check the clearance with the thrust cap off then on and compare. They should be the same or your thrust cap is binding.
 
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Machine shop cleaned and bead blasted a number of parts. Noticed this on one of my exhaust manifolds. Is this a factory coating that is chipped off? Planning on painting these.
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I'm guessing that's where chunks of rust were. Look into using slip plate on exhaust manifolds if u wanna go with a cheap coating. Lots of old car dudes use it.
 
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