about a month ago I purchased my first diesel truck, I bought the truck with the motor in the bed of the truck, the motor had a knock. The day of getting the truck I started ripping in the motor(my first motor I have touched internals on) I sure enough figured out the issue of the motor, the same day I started tearing it apart and one of the pistons had a broken side wall(issue found), everything was in wonderful shape, including the cylinder wall that had the broken piston! I replaced the piston with a new stock piston, new rings, new rod bearings, and I got the motor back together and had the truck running within 3 days(the owner was in shock)
Anyhow lets get to the good stuff,
stock isn't enough for me, this is a project for me and i'd love to take this thing down to the sand drags we have here in Arizona.
I currently have a complete bare block and heads,
I'm wanting to go oversized +.020 pistons
my rods seem to be in pretty good shape(forged rods) so I should be able to put some power to them and they should hold
I'm looking into the colt cam stage 2 from full force, but is it actually worth the bang for the buck?
and obviously new main bearings/ rod bearing/ new oil cooling jets, new arp rod bearing bolts, and a new oil pan, and oil cooler.
As for the top end;
910-16 valve springs
taking suggestions for valve stems, and lifters
for injectors I'm wanting to go a hybrid stage 2, but also whats the best bang for the buck?
as for the hpop
I'm also taking suggestions, but have been planning on the adrenalin hpop
for the turbo I've been gtp38r, or the t4. what's going to run best?
I'm aiming for around 600hp, what could this all get me? please take in account that this is the first motor I've gotten, in no way do I have a good sense of what I am doing but its a learning process.
ALSO, what should I recommend to the machine shop to do? obviously honing the cylinders +.020 or whatever I decide to go, and a basic mill down on the block and heads, but what else should I be having done?
on a side note, I'm 22 years of age, I am a commercial fisherman of Alaska and this is my down time, so funds and time is not an issue.
I appreciate everyone taking the time to read this, and thanks in advance for the replys