Finally got off my butt ......... 3.9 OverHaul

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  1. Vegasoutkast

    Vegasoutkast New Member

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    1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4 3.9

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    Been accumulating parts, researching and finding the right time for me to be without the truck for an extended period of time.
    Putting in Crower 1.6 RR's - Crower Springs/Harden Pushrods - KRC Cam - Headers & Y-Pipe - Porting the Intake Manifold and Heads.
    Started breaking down the engine, exhaust and porting the intake. When done with the intake I will start on the heads. Yup - its doing it all with my trusty dremel. :big grin: This is the first time I have ever taking an engine down this far hopefully I can put it all back together :) Still need to break down a bit further and pull the old cam out but I waiting on that for the time being.


    Engine Before:

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    Engine After:

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    I have a v8 tb that I polished up a bit on top but didnt open up on top.
    I did open the bottom to match the gasket and then opened up the top of the intake to match the the v8 tb. Then started on the intake.

    Intake Before:

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    Intake After:

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    Normally they say to cut the runners down 1'-1.5" but since I have a 4x4 Im worried about losing torque (my novice opinion) so I only too them down a little over of 1/2" - I cut the center plate almost all the way out and will probably cut the rest out this week. I smoothed out the inside of the runners as far as I could reach and some of the outside as well.

    Top of Intake:

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    Well that gives ya a brief idea of where Im at - here are some other randoms.

    New Headers & Y-Pipe:

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    Heads Out:

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    WorkBench:

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  2. Vegasoutkast

    Vegasoutkast New Member

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    is ASS a bad word here now ...... :wtf: :)
     
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    Only in the titles. :mamoru:
     
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    :) thanks for your .02
     
  5. flynfrog

    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    cool keep is updated
     
  6. BajaDak

    BajaDak If you have poo......fling it now

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    definatly...now that dodgeboy went v8, i'd like to see another sceeming 3.9
     

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