The Bottom End:
In the beginning
The block comes back
Pistons and Rods
Windage Tray and Cam Timing
The Timing Set
The Eccentric Problem
to the Eccentric Problem
to the Eccentric Problem
Oiling Part 1: Pump and pickup
Oiling Part 2: External Plumbing
The Top End:
The 4V Heads
Putting the Heads On the Block
Installing the Hydraulic Roller
Darryl's Stang Stable
The Block and Bottom End:
Pump and Pickup
There are a few different type pickup screens that came on 351C's. This
particular block came with a real great system, a factory baffled oil
pan as seen previously, and this shrouded pickup screen. The assembly
was removed from the old pump, cleaned thoroughly, and I mean thoroughly,
inspected for debris, then cleaned again. Now it was ready for assembly.
After talking to many people and the Crane Cams technical support folks,
I opted out of the High Volume Ford Motorsport oil pump. I was told by
many folks to run a stock oil pump if I was running a roller cam. So I
purchased a good stock oil pump and installed this pickup screen to it.
||Here is the business end of the pickup. Note the large shroud surrounding
the entire base of the screen. This is another added feature that
will help oil from sloshing away in those hard corners. I had never
seen one like this until now.
|From this photo, you can see just how deep the shroud really is.
Compared to other stock pickups, this one is more than twice as deep.
||Okay, I apologize for the lenghtly download of this photo, but you
really need this much in order to see two very important things. First,
not the drive shaft is installed in the "correct" position,
with the washer on the upper end. This washer sits against the block
and helps prevent the shaft from being pulled out of the pump when
servicing the distributor. The second thing I would like to point
out is the thickness of the shaft. This is the recommended shaft for
the high volume pump. It's much thicker than the stock and is hardened.
I will definately be putting in that second roll pin to the distributor.
|This is the correct view of the pump drive shaft installed into
the block. Note the washer is NOT on this end, but instead is actually
holding it up so you can see it. From here, we installed the pump
and the bottom end was pretty much complete.
All we need now is to get the oil pan blasted and painted, and
||This is how I primed the pump. I took an old empty anti-freeze jug
and cut a big hole in the side. After filling the jug with oil, I
placed the newly assembly pump and screen into the oil. turning the
shaft by hand, I worked the pump until I got oil out the top. Now
the pump has a good coating of oil, and I know it works before bolting
it in. Just another precaution that prevents frustration later on.
This method works quite well, and by not using a drill at this point,
I don't get oil all over myself. : )