Thursday, July 27, 2017

Coyote Engine Teardown, Part 3

I decided to tear the engine down further, not trusting what I was seeing in the cylinder bores.  The plan is that if the bores need only honing, I may just replace the rings and have the block honed & surfaced.  If the bores need more than honing, I will consider new forged pistons and rods. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Coyote Engine Teardown, Part 2

The Coyote engine cylinder walls weren't as good as I had hoped.  This means a further tear down.  Pictures of each cylinder wall:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Coyote Engine Teardown, Part 1

I decided to tear down the Coyote and rebuild it while the car chassis is in Oregon. 


Here's the engine with the intake and injectors removed. 

Monday, July 24, 2017

After Blasting

I was really unhappy with the rattle-can undercoating applied by the previous owner, in an effort probably to hide some of his handiwork.  It's all gone now.


Note the rear corner issues. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

At the Blaster

Well, part of my car returned.  The trip to the blaster took two full months, from May 12 to July 10th or so.  I'm told the blasting operator had surgery and was unable to finish the car.  

Stay tuned, I have about five more posts being readied to release in the next few days!


Looks pretty good, but needs more blasting.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Rockers and Front Clip Removed

Another hot and heavy day in the shop!  The outer rocker sheetmetal was removed, as was the entire front outer sheetmetal, minus the cowl vent area.


Here's the car, with the front clip and rocker sheetmetal removed, minus the front valance.