Here you can follow along on my DSS 347 Stroker build up, all parts used will be listed as I go.
Start off with a DSS Level 10 CNC's Block:
DSS 347 Rotating Assembly, forged I-Beams, forged light-weight pistons, race balanced and blueprinted:
Comp Cams Xtreme Energy 274HR cam, Ford Racing Double roller timing chain:
Test Fitting the AFR 185 heads...NICE!!:
AFR 185 heads compared to my old Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads:
Placing the Roller Lifters, the dog bones and spider:
What the hell are these?? (no one can figure it out)
Heads bolted down, Roller lifters & Spyder installed:
DSS Billet 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers:
ITS STARTING TO LOOK LIKE AN ENGINE!!!!
..intake is bolted down:
Intake is Edelbrock Victor Jr:
Ford Racing Polished Tall Valve Covers on:
180 degree thermostat install:
I had an issue with the original fuel pump eccentric hitting the timing chain cover, I found out there were 3 types made- a 2 sizes that were 1 piece and 1 2-piece:
Here is shot of the DSS Main Support System that will help keep the block in one piece, as well as the hi-volume oil pump and pick up:
The big 8qt oil pan is on plus the hi-flow water pump:
After a little grinding down on the water pump tabs I was able to get the SFI approved balancer installed:
Engine mocked-up with the Edelbrock 750 and the Jet-Hot coated Hooker Competion long-tube headers....just a few more things to do and it's ready to go it!
Here is the Fidanza Aluminum flywheel bolted up- its light- only about 13 pounds, the next pic after that is with the Mcloud clutch attached.
Here is a pic with the Tremec 3550 5-speed manual transmission bolted up to the Lakewood Scattershield:
FINALLY its on its way it:
Its in- sort of- still have a lot of things to do before it fires though.
This is the freeze plug I used to plug the late model blocks's dipstick hole:
Here is the clutch linkage adaptor I had to use, notice I had to grind down the Lakewood Scattershield & clearance the header a bit to get it to fit.
A look below- yes I know the exhaust looks nasty- but its not in the budge this year:
A shot of the Northern Aluminum Radiator:
ITS ALIVE!!!!!!! This was taken right after I fired it up for the first time!