351 Cleveland Rebuild

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The Bottom End:

In the beginning
The block comes back
Pistons and Rods
Windage Tray and Cam Timing
The Timing Set
The Eccentric Problem
First Solution to the Eccentric Problem
Final Solution 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 Conversion Kit

The Transmission:

The Case:


Darryl's Stang Stable

The Block and Bottom End:
Pump and Pickup

If there is one thing you need to keep an engine running, it's OIL. A long time ago, the best mechanics building 351C's would employ an external oil line to help get the precious fluid circulated more effectively. Here is a brief summary of that modification, which requires no drilling or other invasive procedures.

This is a simple shot of the oil pump in place. Yes, that's the back end of the Mach I in the background. That is the correct profile of the rear quarter. Now you can understand why the window is some 2 and a half feet front to rear, in order to get six inches top to bottom.
The photo here is from the drivers side of the engine looking just to the left of where the oil filter spins on. You can see the fuel pump mounting on the left. Okay, down to business, the nipple you see here is supplied by MPG with thier external oiling kit. A little thread sealer and we put it in the oil galley that is already tapped in the block. You need to extract the plug first, then install this nipple.
Once the AN nipple is in place, the one end can be installed. Here is a much better photo so you can see exactly where the galley is located. This is a stock galley and require no drilling. It's there, and this is the best way to take advantage of it.
Well, it has to go somewhere, and this is it. At the back of the block is where the oil pressure sending unit goes. MPG provides a new fitting that allows you to "T" in the oil sender. The fitting is installed, then the oil line goes on. The new pressure sending unit will screw in to the side of this fitting. I've oriented the fitting so that the pressure sending unit will poin towards the passenger side.

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