Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Suspension was reinstalled. Note stablemate #2511 in the background.

New wheels look small!  The car was put on the frame rack but removed once it was determined that the previous baseline measurements from another car were illegible and needed to be redone.  This is how my car sits today.

I tore the engine down to a bare block and decided to rebuild the entire thing.

Crank removal.  The crank looks great, with minimal wear on each journal.

New Manley H-beam rods with ARP 2000 bolts were purchased.  Ford Racing uses these rods in their Aluminator engines, and I'm confident that they will be fine in my engine.

Mahle forged M142 alloy pistons were purchased 0.010" oversized to fit a machined block.  The Mahle pistons are 11.3:1 and have a 1mm/1mm/2mm ring pack and coated skirts. The M142 alloy is unique in that it combines the best of the 2618 alloys with the low-expansion 4032 alloys.  This means low noise and good service life while coming close to the ductility of 2618 pistons.

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.