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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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7.3 build

I have a 2001 7.3 with 260k that dropped 2 cylinders and I'm going to bore the block .30 over. The block I have already has forged rods and the crank doesn't show much wear but will be turned. My plan for this motor is light port and polishing of heads 910 springs hardened pushrods, head studs, gearhead stage 1 cam, gearhead stage 1.5 or stage 2 injectors, Srp 1.1 hpop, regulated return, gearhead chip, and a 38r to top it off. the end result I'm looking for a very reliable pickup for hauling 24k plus that won't completely eat me alive in fuel. Is there anything else I should be looking at or anything that I'm looking at doing that is overkill? Thanks in advance.
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Re: 7.3 build

yeah that cam is waste of money and so is the port job if all your trying to do is tow. You dont need nearly that much power to pull 24k.. do the studs/pushrods/valve springs with shims/hpop and injectors and leave it alone.

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I would disagree. The cam showed more benefit in keeping temperatures cool with a trailer hooked behind me. I would skip the turning of the crank and stuff just polish it up and see if it cleans up, put some new bearings in the bottom end and go. Also invest the $900 in a quality water injection kit- Swamps/coolingmist kit on mine and it's a hell of a kit once you get it installed

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Re: 7.3 build

What I was looking at with the cam is according to gearhead it will so some low in torque and better fuel economy. And I got to take the heads in to make sure they are true anyways so the are already at the machinest. Is there any reason I should be worried about the rods with 260k even though they are forged? And this truck pulls 24 plus for well over nine months out of the year, summer time it is rarely unhooked. I was gonna buy the master rebuild kit from Ford so new pistons rings and all gaskets. Is there anything else I should do?
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Powerstroke junkie, is the Srp 1.1 way more pump than I need? I won't go bigger than stage 2 injectors for the life of that pickup. Would a t500 do the same job cause a t500 is considerably cheaper than the srp 1.1
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You should look into a t4 mount with an s366. If your truck has that many miles on your up pipes are prolly shot. T4 also gives you tons of turbo options if you ever plan on goin bigger.
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Re: 7.3 build

I'm not really that interested in going bigger but how does the 366 compare to the 38r, if I'm correct isn't the 38r bigger than the 366?
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Both are about equal, 66mm inducer on both, s366 is a little larger on the turbine wheel
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So other than the 366 needing a t4 mount and still being a shade cheaper and easier upgradabilty than the 38r is there any difference when it comes to spool up, over all boost, or capabality of producing more power with the correct miss to supplment mods?
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It will work well with up to small hybrids, its also easily rebuildable were a 38r is not
38r is also really loud.
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