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Old January 31st, 2011, 02:00 AM
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so my beloved truck has been sittin for almost a year (threw a rode) but she should be back on the road within the next 2 months!! ive had to walk out to the parking lot everyday and walk past it to drive a crappy ole dodge i would just like to drive off a cliff. but my dad has lined up one of his friends who is a good mechanic to do the job (we dont have the tools to do this kinda job) i still worry about wat to do motor wise, buy rebuilt/remanufactured or used. my dads says to buy used but i dont trust anyone in this town with used stuff. i also have been thinking about putting the cats back on the exhaust for longevity but i just get so many people saying they love the sound and how loud it is. well thats my current deal how it didnt bore you to much.

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never know what you may find as far as used, when my old 302 cracked a piston my dad found a wrecked f150 that started and ran like a champ, turned out it had a freshly rebuilt 351 in it, so far its been holding up to some pretty good abuse... as far as the cats go, i ran true duals, super 44's, no cats with the 302, it was LOUD!! sounded good but for long road trips it got a little annoying, replaced with factory style exhaust with a single high flow cat and a single super 44, sounds good when reving up, nice low rumble at idle, but not annoying on the highway...

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You say you threw a rode... what is a rode?

Asuuming you mean rod, as in push rod, you wouldnt need much tools to fix that. You will need a socket wrench, some sockets and a torque wrench. Find out what your torque specs are before you torque anything down.

Remove the valve cover, then rocker arm, then bent push rod. Replace bent push rod with stock length push rod, put the old rocker arm back on, assuming it is OEM (If not then you may want to look into arm clearance, shim kits, etc). Put the valve cover back on, may need new gasket, and thats basically it. Not that hard to do.

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Sounds more like connecting rod if it's down for the count for a year!
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id say connecting rod, seeing that year of truck had overhead cams... id say scout some junkyards for a wrecked truck, not one that is has a good body, i say wrecked cuz you know why that truck is there: it was totaled so the engine is still in good condition, if the truck isnt wrecked then the engine may be the reason why the truck is there... just my 2 cents...

i know after a snowy winter there may be some nice trucks that show up in the yards after accidents from ice/snow, wont know till you dig around

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Good call on the overhead cam... didnt even realize the year.




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yeah i never botherd to take it a shop because money was so tight so i hate to let it get worse and worse which really sucked. i've never been junkin so i never thought about finding a wrecked one thats a good idea. but we also know/trust the the mechanic so he might know of a place to get a used motor for a good price.
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another question. called the shop to start gettin the ball rolling with my truck. it should be in within the next few days. my dad thought it would be a good time to do any mods i want. he thought headers would be a good idea. i also wanted to put cats back on but if im going to put headers on then putting cats on would kinda ruin it. but i see alot of ppl just delete the rear cats. i was wondering if doing that would caz any problems? i would just go with high flow cats but thats a lot more money than i really want to spend. any help would be nice thanks. and i also thought about E-fans.

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it depends on the condition of the used engine; which you may never know without a tear down
as to what mods you may want to do as well as your goal depends on your wallet
daily driver for work and play, spend no extra $ other than to get it running
and if you do not have State emission checks scratch the cats

headers are OK to complement other mods but save your money

or consult your friendly mechanic as he will have many ideas to suit you as well as his wallet

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well im thinkin my wallet is deep enough for now. it will most likely a new 5.4 (4.6 is all show and no go in my opinon) we dont have to do E-test in ohio but i want cats for longevity for this motor but i dont want them for perfomence but it is mostly just a daily driver. i will be getting a big discount from the mechanic so that will help my wallet to keep from shrinking to fast lol.

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