Author Topic: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge  (Read 18344 times)

TrailTamer

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #240 on: November 11, 2019, 03:05:40 PM »
Got the 'new' engine torn all way down to block. the crankshaft is heavy bastard!  :o

I faced few set backs. I hope this time will be the last one. Piston cooling nozzles in the gasket kit don't match original. I ordered billet aluminum nozzles Saturday. I hope it will deliver by Friday so i can start put the engine back together this weekend...

Engine build plan so far;

-ARP cylinder head studs
-O-ring the block with Groove-O-Matic and 0.041" SS spring wire
-100% new gasket/seal
-all new expansion plugs
-Billet turbo oil drain fitting on the block
-Rear freeze plug plate (to eliminate the chance of plug blowing out)
-60 lb valve springs
-cylinder head hot tanked, decked 0.007"
-Colt Cams "The Big Stick" (thank MM!)
-Colt Cams tappets
-Timing gear case dowel pin tab (KDP)
-Add an oil drain bung to the oil pan for future compound turbos install
-Mack Plug
-AFC LIVE
-4,000 rpm governor spring kit
-new bolts on exterior of engine where needed, due to rust

Fuel injectors- TBD
Exhaust Manifold - TBD
Turbo - TBD

Truck;
-hydrobooster reseal/rebuild to fix the leak
-Borgeson steering box install
-oil change in NV4500 & NV271D
-trans mount upgrade
-notch or bend the driver side frame rail to keep the NV271D from hitting
-new LuK clutch kit with the big pilot bearing
-new radiator and hoses (cuz they're full of oil!)

master cylinder - TBD
heater core - TBD

M4wdFab

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2019, 03:18:11 PM »

-notch or bend the driver side frame rail to keep the NV271D from hitting



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mr.mindless

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Re: 97 Dodge Ram 2500, AKA Shitty Dodge
« Reply #242 on: November 11, 2019, 03:32:26 PM »
aluminum case rubbing on steel frame sounds like a recipe for badness.

heater core and radiator can be washed out. Dawn dish soap works well.
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