First I want to thank the PSN for all my Powerstroke dreams of big power and a tough Superduty but that has all changed now for me. Found out yesterday that I have #3 in the oven and the clock is ticking and I figure I have six months before I have to buy all the baby stuff the wife wants (its her version of a truck and accessories) so I will put in some more overtime I guess..
So my dilemma is which way to go with my truck completion now and I don't know what to do. I have two complete motors that I was going to make one with, the block needs a bore, line hone, decking, crank is ground, heads are ok but need 910's installed at a minimum, seals gaskets water pump thermostat and every other nickel and dime part including injectors. I have forged rods, a 15* and 17* hpop
, and new pistons and some other stuff at my shop that are not shown.
I have thought about not doing the heads, porting, cam, fluid dampener, air dog, IDM
mod, and I am sure there is way more I am forgetting but these were on my hit list for the motor. I am not even going to talk about the rest of the truck because I had so many plans and I dont think its realistic to keep the idea that I will do everything before its back on the road, I wasn't going to stop until it was the way I see it in my head before its time to drive.
I found a local guy with a wrecked 02 complete motor with only 56,000 miles on it. I haven't seen it yet but he says it was upside down when it crashed and puked a lot of oil out the air box, and the battery cables were cut, so bring oil, batteries and the cables if I want to start it. He is asking $2000 for the complete motor pan to turbo. I will go see it on Monday.
So do I buy the unknown for cheap, toss it in the truck and get it running stock and build my motor on the side/ or put my 38R and fuel return, some new tunes and wait a bit for the hybrids I was going to buy anyways? I know its most likely a PMR
motor so I wouldn't push the limits there.
Or spend the money to finish my machine work, injectors, tunes, and everything else for much more?
Sorry for the rant but I am stressed out here but don't get me wrong as I am happy to be a father one more time but I just need to rearrange my priority's for a little while and the truck is my favorite project right now. Any suggestions is welcome.