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Finally yanked the engine out of the new ATX GT yesterday and started dismantling everything for a full ovehaul, still awaiting my engine rebuild kit from Napa. I got the new pistons in, but thats all so far.

I decided not to overbore the block at all and just keep it stock.

The head looked awfully clean on the outside and even better on the inside!!!:







http://photobucket.com/albums/c317/tyler886/?action=view¤t=EngineRebuildDay1-003.jpg

Somehow, every bolt and/or nut came off of the exhaust manifold without having to use the torches!



Japanese Block?:



Few of the block:















Next up will be measuring for a few days. I've got to measure bearing clearance, the main and rod journals, valve stem install height, valve guide diameter, etc etc etc. Althought I'm pretty sure the entire head will be fine measurement wise. I'm just going to P&P the Head and IM, and get the block cleaned.

I'll be updating this thread whenever I decide to do some work on it and have my camera to take pics.

-Tyler
 

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SleepCounter said:
At least you didn't say "JDM"
If I had said that I would have been wrong. The Japanese Domestic Market was lucky enough to only have the FE3 as we all know instead of the F2T.

Correct. Its very simple to call Napa and have them deliver different parts to the shop. I was expecting to have to wait sometime before the shipment came in since the local Napa didnt have the kit in stock. But the salesman at Napa is pretty cool and had it overnighted for me from Pennsylvania.

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I simply didnt trust the guy who I bought the car from. He said he never had any major problems with the car, obviously a lie seeing as theres a brand new head on it and hes owned the car for 8 years he said. And seeing the 177k on the odometer was the final factor in the decision. Plus I'm a believer in 'if you're going to do it, do it right the first time.' Seeing as I'm alreday inside the block, why have to do it twice? I could have done the gasket engine 'rebuild' but decided not to.

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The point is not that you can order new pistons but that you said that you did order new pistons but are going to "keep the block stock" which doesn't always/usually can't happen when rebuilding. Some times it just doesn't matter if you want to keep the block the stock bore, but that you need to overbore regardless of what you want to do.

Either way, you can take your pistons back if need be, but a smarter move would be to check the block out before ordering pistons.
 

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I just finished building my 2.66L 8.8:1 KL. It was gay. To top it off upon rotating the engine on the stand, it decided to lose balance and fall over with the stand, ripping my knee open and tearing my pants. A 375 lb assembled KL doesnt feed good on the knee.

Rebuilding motors is a bad business. Cars in general are a bad business. that's why Im going to school.
 

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rebel2k4 said:
I just finished building my 2.66L 8.8:1 KL. It was gay. To top it off upon rotating the engine on the stand, it decided to lose balance and fall over with the stand, ripping my knee open and tearing my pants. A 375 lb assembled KL doesnt feed good on the knee.

Rebuilding motors is a bad business. Cars in general are a bad business. that's why Im going to school.
Ouch... are you ok now? how bad was the damage to the knee???
 

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SixSick6 said:
Either way, you can take your pistons back if need be, but a smarter move would be to check the block out before ordering pistons.
too true. but if needed you guys can get overnight parts from jaaapan :p
 

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fredio54 said:
poor bastard :-(

bad luck? or bad management?

fred.
Just saying, bad business for me, as in things dont seem to go right.

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Ouch... are you ok now? how bad was the damage to the knee???
Haha, not terrible really. It was more of a skim wound that anything, but it was also impact. It was a week ago and it still is bruised up a bit. Luckily there was a big box underneath it, and the KL ripped it on its way down, breaking the fall a bit. Nothing broke.
 

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good to hear rebel.

i'd rather through 10k us at a 1uzfe, and decimate your poor little 2jz. that or one of the short stroke nissan v8s is the ultimate jap engine at this stage. perhaps now the 280ps limit is gone we will see 10 or 12 cyls from japan? that would be super cool...

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No kidding, 1uz all the way.
 

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no way ! 2JZ IS THE SHIT !

there is already a V12 from japan made by toyota comes out in a limo or somesort

1UZFE is just the flavour of the week i bet... next week it will be the Rb26 :p
 

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sry_not4sale said:
Tyler, are you just planning a rebuild with everything kept more-or-less standard?
For the most part, yes. Only going to go oversized if need be. Besides a little P&P on the head and IM.

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well, the 20b could probably make more power than the 1uz just from having the same displacement, and more rpm capability. 7k is the sensible limit for the 1uz, and 9ish the upper border with work done...

v12, no [shizzle], i'll be looking into that!!!

no shit indeed, i take back the 1uzfe comment, and replace it with

1gzfe is the winner, i'm thinking 500+hp with no turbos.

5 litre 12 cylinder, 80mm stroke drool drool...

http://english.auto.vl.ru/catalog/toyota/century/2001_5/5835/

i want one...

i'm not into flavours of the week, it just comes down to stroke, and displacement, theres a reason ferraris have lots of cylinders...

fred.
 
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