And the PI Swap Begins...

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 96gt226410, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. 96gt226410

    96gt226410 Active Member

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    Today at work, I had some down time so I seperated and labeled all of the gaskets and seals and I also disassembled one of the PI heads I bought. Everyting was clean. I think I'm going to replace the valve seals while it's apart just for that reason. I hot tanked the head for three hours, cleaned all the valves, and I'm soaking the lifters (followers) and rollers in oil overnight. Here's a quick picture of the head disassembled after I got it out of the tank. They still look a little dirty, it's just a bad pic (it was from my phone)...[​IMG]
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    cool deal good luck I hope it all works out for you
     
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    Looks like alot of fun!!! It sounds like you know what your doing there. O0 Let us know how it goes!!
     
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    Lol you wanna do P.I. swap for me? Haha just playin. Looks like its coming along well thouh. Good luck and keep posting pics and info!
     
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    ^ plus one to that. i have all the parts. i need to get my heads hot tanked. you want to do it for me
     
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    I'll do it for both of you. O0 You guys near Raleigh, NC? :)
     
  7. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    You'll love it when you done.

    Good luck :thumb:
     
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    Good luck man with your PI swap.
    It is alot of work but in the end you will like your mustang alot more.
     
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    Did you get the different timing cover bolts for those Windsor heads?
     
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    All I have left to get it those 10 mm bolts and a thermostat gasket. I have everything else. :dancing6:
     
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    Work has been real busy lately. My new valve seals arrived today. I also used the valve compound to clean up the seats on the heads. The way I did it was an older method. I put the lapping compund on the valve where it seats, stuck it in the matching bore and on the other side, I used my electric srewdriver with a piece of vacuum hose attatched to the valve and screwdriver. Then I just lightly spun it and tapped the seats until they looked like new. I don't have a picture of this, but I will take it when I do the other head. I'm currently regrinding the exhaust valves because they were pitted. I'll get done one of these days. :).. Here's a picture of the new valve seals and lifters that went in today...
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    Re: And the PI Swap Begins... With New Pics

    I regrinded all of the valves, cleaned the heads, hot tanked them, soaked the lifters and rockers in oil for a few days, and leak tested them. The heads are finally ready to be put in. O0... In 2 weeks, these will be going in. Here's where I'm at now...

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    *I'm a little pissed, though. I have a set of BBK LT's and a set of 3.73s that I wanted to put in while doing the head swap. I ran out of funds, though. I still need a few things:
    -a new mid pipe for the LTs, EGR delete kit, tuner, Speed Cal, stage 8 header bolts, header gaskets, and the bearing kit for the rear. I fell about $600 shy. :'(... Oh well, the PI swap will have to hold me over until I can get the rest done. :dancing6: