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    Rebuid begins

    Short story: Cruising down the road, hear a noise- temp gauge goes to zero, digital goes to 233, throw it in neutral and it shuts down.
    Coast to a spot under an overpass in the shade- Figured I was going to be there awhile

    Called my two mechs- My #1 (OKI916) & Sean (SR81) for advice- like I didn't know I was screwed. Good news- wasn't Hemorrhaging. Bad news wasn't going anywhere.

    Had it towed to a garage and 2 days later told me motor was seized- no Shiite.
    Options suggested from garage- used or remanufactured.
    Suggestion from #1- go Big. Built 600+ HP. Told him if I wanted that I'd come borrow his truck.
    He also offered to get me a new or great used truck as he sells for Ford.

    No one local I cared for and Sean recommended Brad from BG Racing http://www.bgracingparts.com/. After multiple discussions of what I wanted, what I thought I wanted, what he suggested he came down and picked up the Beast )(albeit dead) and took it back to his shop.
    I have to say Brad is not the typical salesman. He does sell and build, but he listens and gives you options.

    Only been a few weeks, seems forever, but parts are in and teardown/rebuid is starting.

    For those interested here's a partial list of pieces:
    (I did opt to stay with the Heaton for now, may see a whipple later.) (Note I did go with the Tranny so bigger may yet happen.)

    Ford Racing 5.4L 4V Short Block
    Flex-a-lite Electric Fan
    Trick Flow Heads 44cc
    Trick Flow Valve Covers
    ARP Head Studs
    Timing Set
    Stage 2 Comp Cams / Springs
    60 LB Fuel Injector Set
    WALBRO 255 LPH GSS342 FUEL PUMP KIT
    Aluminum Radiator
    A1 Transmission & Converter
    90mm Mass Air Meter

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    Sorry to hear she went down :-(

    But she will be better than ever when you get her back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicHD View Post
    Sorry to hear she went down :-(

    But she will be better than ever when you get her back!
    That's what I've been told. I also hear a couple voices to drop the Heaton and go with a Whipple. May be in the future, but not just yet
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    Build

    Getting close. Issues in getting some pieces slowed process. Should be buttoned up tonight and on Dyno

    A couple PICs

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    Lookin good!

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    That's good to hear. Bet you are excited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilthyPhil View Post
    That's good to hear. Bet you are excited.
    that's an understatement

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