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Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Millersburg, OH
Well, I either need an intervention, or I need to find another project so I quit messing with the truck.
Picked up a set of heads at Blakes yesterday, to send out to SoCal Diesel. Gonna get them to turn them into their Stage 1 heads. I need to swap out my 425 head studs for 625s, figured I might as well take advantage of the opportunity and do heads right away too. Iíve been told numerous times that with the amount of boost my turbos are pushing, itís just a matter of time until the heads lift. Called Wagler and asked about their street intake for a VGT turbo set up, but that wonít work unfortunately. Itís designed to work with a WCFab piping kit, which includes a spacer that needs to be installed underneath the turbo. That would mean none of the exhaust or intake piping I currently have would work, so I scrapped that idea.
I really, really want to get one of SoCalís stroker engines eventually. So my thought process is That Iíll put the SoCal heads on right now, that way whenever I get a hold of a stroker engine Iíll swap the SoCal heads back onto it, and the heads I have right now Iíll put back onto my current engine, and pretty much have a complete engine to swap into a project.
Iíll probably start watching for used parts, and start gathering stuff I need like block, ARP fasteners, billet parts, etc. Iíd like to buy everything other than the stroker rotating assembly used, and assemble it next year sometime.
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