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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Does this mean it is in stealth mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Does this mean it is in stealth mode?
    Only the engine, not all of Mort!!! LOL Hey feel free to come down here and build my spare 4.0 for me!!! I wish I already had the knowledge to tear down and build up an engine all by myself... I can manage the tear down portion.. not so much the rebuild!! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedragon436 View Post
    Only the engine, not all of Mort!!! LOL Hey feel free to come down here and build my spare 4.0 for me!!! I wish I already had the knowledge to tear down and build up an engine all by myself... I can manage the tear down portion.. not so much the rebuild!! LOL


    It's really not that hard, you could do it with s little help, you can always msg me if you have questions!




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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Do you have any in an orange or perhaps a dark blue?

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    Do you have any in an orange or perhaps a dark blue?

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    Um... No

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookapotamus View Post
    It's really not that hard, you could do it with s little help, you can always msg me if you have questions!




    There, no longer stealthy!
    Yeah, going to start looking for more parts for the spare engine build/rebuild... But got to take care of the regear and rebuild of the axles first, so that way I can hopefully make the best and extend the life of the current engine for a bit longer, to give me more time to plan build, gather parts, and get it torn down and rebuilt...
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"




    Engine is almost ready to go back in, still have to make push rods, and swap the tranny, but now I can prime the oil pump and get pressure to measure the rods, have to build a jig to make them but that should be fairly easy.


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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    What I always do on a fresh engine is use the starter to turn over the engine with the spark plugs removed until it drains the battery. Oil pressure will be up full before that and should have all the lifters pumped up
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    I still have the dizzy out I can prime the pump and have oil pressure with a drill


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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Make sure then you rotate the engine and prime every 90
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    So Mort is fat! Weighing in at 5000lbs he is pretty heavy, in the near future I plan on redoing both bumpers in aluminum to shed some weight, I have been trying to think of other areas that I could shed some weight, then I thought of the extremely over built 1/4" skid plate in the Clayton kit, it weighs in at over 46lbs!


    This skid plate covers from mid tranny to past the transfer case, also holds dirt and does not allow drainage or air flow, and my muffler is right above it, never had any heat issues in that area, but cooler is better.
    So I modelled it in 3D and got to work, came up with this:



    Dropped the weight to 30lbs, lots of drainage and air flow and won't drop the strength to much as there is square tube and crossmembers around the perimeter. Even considering going and getting 3/16" plate instead to drop another 7 1/2 lbs, but I'm thinking that would drop the strength too much. Or possibly 1/4" aluminum bringing the entire weight to 8lbs!

    What do you guys think?


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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Sure seems like a whole lot of work for 16lbs of weight savings. I think if you're going to do it, you should go big and do the full 1/4'' aluminum for the 38lbs savings.

    But then again, sometimes the fun of building things the way you want them is benefit enough and the real world benefits are just gravy.

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    I know what you mean Dana. I am afraid to weigh mine, even though I have been keeping the weight down
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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Quote Originally Posted by abebehrmann View Post
    Sure seems like a whole lot of work for 16lbs of weight savings. I think if you're going to do it, you should go big and do the full 1/4'' aluminum for the 38lbs savings.



    But then again, sometimes the fun of building things the way you want them is benefit enough and the real world benefits are just gravy.


    I agree, I was hoping for a bigger weight reduction, aluminum might be the way to go.

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    Default Re: Project: "Rigor Mortis"

    Quote Originally Posted by Pookapotamus View Post
    I agree, I was hoping for a bigger weight reduction, aluminum might be the way to go.
    I can't remember, what kind of seats do you have? That might be an easy place to save a few lbs.

    Maybe remove the carpet?

    Crank windows?

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