• Welcome to SVTPerformance!

My 2013 GT build thread *pic heavy*

Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by 7Lemons, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    I've been meaning to make a build thread for a while now, so here we go. As a disclaimer, I'm no professional engine builder or mechanic, I'm just an enthusiast with enough knowledge/tools/experience to be dangerous, lol.

    My old engine was suddenly having a ton of blow by and I was seeing a large amount of oil spraying/misting all over the place from the BPV. Upon diagnosing, I found very low compression in #8, after only maybe 7-8k miles of running boosted with my Procharger. I decided to pull the damaged engine in my garage and slowly work on the disassembly and a rebuild of a new engine for my gen 1.

    My goal for the new engine is around 700-800whp running with the Procharger, E85, and full exhaust. I was looking to do somewhat of a "budget build" in the sense that I don't want to spend $15k for the new engine/supporting mods, but I certainly don't want it to fail again either! For the rebuild of the new engine (on to the good news, lol) I decided to buy a gen 2 short block from Shaun @ AED (AED1000), and will be using gen 2 heads with my gen 1 timing components. I will be using L&M intake only cams, and factory gen 2 exhaust cams. "While I'm in there and it's all apart" (there's so many of those), I'm changing over to E85 and a return-style fuel system. While the engine is out I'm replacing the factory K member and rad support, etc.

    Pulling the old gen1 engine (55k miles btw): 20201211_143211 (Large).jpg

    20201211_145421 (Large).jpg

    They're having too much fun - Dad can have a beer while they do this!
    20201211_150132 (Large).jpg


    20201211_150704 (Large).jpg
    My grease monkeys!
    20201211_162144 (Large).jpg
    I had one helluva time getting the old crank pulley off! Broke the jaws on 2 pullers, before getting it to budge! I don't know if this pic was the winning one or not?
    20201219_203858 (Large).jpg

    More engine disassembly:
    20201227_144330 (Large).jpg


    #8 ring failure - notice the top ring is disintegrated and has nothing left... no gap, etc.
    20201229_160237 (Large).jpg 20201229_160246 (Large).jpg
    20201229_161841 (Large).jpg



    ...More to follow!! I've started building the new short block assembly and now installing the BMR K member.
     
  2. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Anyone need some gen 1 heads/timing components?
    20201227_160402 (Large).jpg

    Getting the AED1000 on the engine stand:
    20201223_223513 (Large).jpg

    Installing the MMR oil pump gears (pump from my old engine - all cleaned up):
    20201230_172737 (Large).jpg

    Cleaning up my gen 2 heads that I purchased used with cams (~18k miles). I'll be taking these for resurfacing in the next week or two!
    20210103_183209 (Large).jpg
    Installing the pickup tube, and windage tray/ oil pan seal, and pan:
    20210110_144931 (Large).jpg
     

    Attached Files:

    7998, CobraG and supercharged91m like this.
  3. PC03GT

    PC03GT Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,556
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Location:
    delaware
    It's going to be a nice build when complete
     
    7Lemons likes this.
  4. 5.0Black

    5.0Black Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    120
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    VA
    Great stuff man, and love the fact the family is there.
     
    CobraG, 11Sec_Lx and 7Lemons like this.
  5. 5.0Black

    5.0Black Active Member Established Member

    Messages:
    120
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2015
    Location:
    VA
    Great stuff man, love the fact your family is there helping!
     
  6. FJohnny

    FJohnny Well-Known Member Established Member

    Messages:
    1,738
    Joined:
    May 17, 2018
    Location:
    AB, Canada
    Wife AND kids?

    Man, you are some kind of hero.

    Congrats and have fun.
     
  7. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    I sure hope so! lol thanks!
     
  8. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Yep one of those, and 5 of them! lol Thanks!
     
  9. gimmie11s

    gimmie11s Don’t be an idiot Established Member

    Messages:
    13,206
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Location:
    so cal
    Good stuff!
     
    7Lemons likes this.
  10. glockzilla

    glockzilla Member Established Member

    Messages:
    40
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    Would you be interested in selling the oil filter adapter with bolts?
     
  11. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

    Messages:
    94,828
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    Location:
    Cheshire, CT
    What a great FAMILY project. It's awesome that everyone is involved. Trust me, none of you will ever forget this project. Keep us posted!
     
    7Lemons likes this.
  12. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    PM'd you...
     
  13. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Yeah definitely already making lots of memories with it! Thanks!
     
  14. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Shwew! I managed to get the BMR K member installed in the car. This was another "while you're in there and it's easy" thing, but man!! This one was harder than it should have been. As I have read from a post by Riddick, and a couple others, the BMR instructions leave a lot to be desired, and the hardware is not the best to figure out what bolts go where, and what gets a washer, and what doesn't. I leaned more on the video from CJ Pony on installing it, where I could visually see a couple of the bolts and washers, etc. I had a hell of a time getting my OEM A arms into the BMR K, I had to beat on them with a hammer pretty good (more than I would have thought). I also threaded the wrong nylock nut on the wrong bolt, and ruined the threads and had to make a trip to the HW store. I have sent several emails to BMR asking questions, one of which is, where is the rest of my order I paid for, and I have yet to ever get a response. Very disappointed in that!

    All in all it's in there and torqued down and everything! Waiting on the Rad support from BMR, and then I'll install it and the chassis brace plate.
    20210114_165006 (Large).jpg

    20210114_165254 (Large).jpg

    20210114_164745 (Large).jpg 20210114_164611 (Large).jpg
     
  15. Riddick

    Riddick MERICA Established Member

    Messages:
    2,538
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Location:
    Haughton, LA
    Looking good my friend!! Dion over at BMR is a one-man show when it comes to the Mustangs. He will email you back but it might take a few weeks, it's best to call him.

    We went through the same troubles you did when we put my k-member on. You made me lol when you stated you couldn't figure out what washer goes where........ I know exactly what you went through.

    Also, you mentioned you were going to run the Gen 2 exhaust cams. The Gen 2 cams won't work on your setup. However the boss exhaust cams have the same exact specs as a Gen 2 cams and they are fairly cheap.

    Keep the pics coming I love reading threads like this. As you know I'm basically doing the same exact build you are except with a TVS blower. However, we probably won't start mine until spring time.

    Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Tapatalk
     
    7Lemons likes this.
  16. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Thanks for the reply Riddick! Yeah we're on a similar path, and thanks so much for all your help and feedback so far!!!

    So, it was my understanding that only the intake cams and other timing components (crank sprocket, chains, etc) need to be gen 1, the exhaust cams can/should be gen 2. That seems to be what they're saying here:
    https://www.svtperformance.com/threads/2015-2017-engine-in-2011-2014-gt-questions.1128241/

    This thread you posted in I see - it also is mentioning only intake cams should be gen 1 (I think)?
    https://www.svtperformance.com/threads/2015-short-block.1119163/page-6

    Ultimately, I'm going to ask [email protected] who will be tuning it, and I believe he told me gen 2 exhaust cams... but don't quote me there!!
     
  17. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
  18. Riddick

    Riddick MERICA Established Member

    Messages:
    2,538
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Location:
    Haughton, LA
    I learned something today! Thanks for sharing, for some reason I thought both cams had to be swapped....... I stand corrected.
     
  19. 7Lemons

    7Lemons Member Established Member

    Messages:
    183
    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2017
    Np! I was confused for a while myself!


    Sent from my SM-G973U using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
  20. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

    Messages:
    94,828
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2002
    Location:
    Cheshire, CT
    Nice updates, and great that @Riddick is helping you where needed. Gotta love this place!
     

Share This Page