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    1. 03-21-2020 01:56 PM #101
      Got all the timing components loosely fitted minus the primary timing chain. Setup the drivers side with the timing alignment tools. The jackshaft that runs through the "V" and times both cams is held in place by friction. The only part that is indexed for TDC is the crank pully and lower timing gear. Gears to all other timing components need to be aligned and then held in place by the friction and torque of the fasteners. Understandable why the bolts are all torque to yield. "One bolt to hold it all" or something like that.








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      03-21-2020 02:11 PM #103
      I've actually never done a V engine that wasn't cam in block. That's pretty cool!
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    5. 03-21-2020 03:00 PM #104
      The jackshaft is in the place where a cam would be if this were a pushrod motor. Ford threw gears on each end and ran chains to overhead cams. Interesting solution to OHC.

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      03-21-2020 09:17 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      The jackshaft is in the place where a cam would be if this were a pushrod motor. Ford threw gears on each end and ran chains to overhead cams. Interesting solution to OHC.
      Compared to the mile long chains in the 4.6L and 5.4L, absolutely.

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      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

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      03-22-2020 09:08 AM #106
      That's an unusual (but creative) solution for OHC timing... I don't know the history on these motors, were they trying to modernize to OHC while using up tooling for the pushrod blocks?

      What is the square tipped lobe at the front end of the driver side cam? Is that a trigger for a cam position sensor?

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      03-22-2020 10:37 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Jettaboy1884 View Post
      That's an unusual (but creative) solution for OHC timing... I don't know the history on these motors, were they trying to modernize to OHC while using up tooling for the pushrod blocks?

      What is the square tipped lobe at the front end of the driver side cam? Is that a trigger for a cam position sensor?
      Correct. There is two versions of the 4.0L - the OHV version (pushrod) that was initially introduced in 1990, and then the SOHC version (jackshaft in the block, new heads, intake, etc) that was introduced in 1997. Land Rover LR3's also used the 4.0L "Cologne" SOHC V6. It's actually a pretty smooth powerful engine, especially in later iterations. I remember this being a fine engine in the 2002-2010 Ford Explorers and Rangers, especially paired with the 5R55 5-speed automatic with its very close 1st and 2nd gear ratios. It put out 210hp and 254lb-ft tq.

      I'd take this over the Chrysler 3.7/3.9L Magnum V6's of the time, as well as the GM 4.3L V6. Both of those were absolute boat anchors with no redeeming qualities IMO.

    9. 03-22-2020 11:33 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by fireside View Post
      Correct. There is two versions of the 4.0L - the OHV version (pushrod) that was initially introduced in 1990, and then the SOHC version (jackshaft in the block, new heads, intake, etc) that was introduced in 1997. Land Rover LR3's also used the 4.0L "Cologne" SOHC V6. It's actually a pretty smooth powerful engine, especially in later iterations. I remember this being a fine engine in the 2002-2010 Ford Explorers and Rangers, especially paired with the 5R55 5-speed automatic with its very close 1st and 2nd gear ratios. It put out 210hp and 254lb-ft tq.

      I'd take this over the Chrysler 3.7/3.9L Magnum V6's of the time, as well as the GM 4.3L V6. Both of those were absolute boat anchors with no redeeming qualities IMO.

      Agreed. One interesting tidbit is the OHV pushrod 4.0L V6 was used in Rangers until 2000-01 IIRC. While the Explorers and such had the SOHC motor earlier, the Ranger didn't get it until 2002 or so.

      Another odd bit of info; sometime about 2008 Ford ditched the cam oiling bar that flowed oil from the #1 cam cap across all the cam lobes. Instead, they went to an improved roller/rocker with a small pin hole directing oil from the hydraulic lash adjuster. While digging through the interwebs for timing "How To" pictures (gotta make sure I'm interpretting the Ford Service instructions correctly), I kept coming across photos of 4.0 SOHC motors with an oiling bar and wondered why my builder didn't have any. Also interesting to see the 4.0 SOHC motors with internal balance shaft. Apparently only 4x4 versions got it, although it is generally acknowledged to be unnecessary.

      Will be interesting to compare the engine in the truck to the replacement when the day comes.

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      03-22-2020 11:36 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by fireside View Post
      Correct. There is two versions of the 4.0L - the OHV version (pushrod) that was initially introduced in 1990, and then the SOHC version (jackshaft in the block, new heads, intake, etc) that was introduced in 1997. Land Rover LR3's also used the 4.0L "Cologne" SOHC V6. It's actually a pretty smooth powerful engine, especially in later iterations. I remember this being a fine engine in the 2002-2010 Ford Explorers and Rangers, especially paired with the 5R55 5-speed automatic with its very close 1st and 2nd gear ratios. It put out 210hp and 254lb-ft tq.

      I'd take this over the Chrysler 3.7/3.9L Magnum V6's of the time, as well as the GM 4.3L V6. Both of those were absolute boat anchors with no redeeming qualities IMO.
      Don't forget the predecessor the cologne engines dates way back. Earliest I remember is the 2.8 in the 70s. My folks had a 2.9l Ranger. But in 68 there was a 1.8l cologne v6. I don't have any love for the early dodge v6, dogs. The 4.3 did its job. Heck it was the powerplant for the GM/GMC beasts the Typhoon and Cyclone.

      I digress, keep up the good work.

    11. 03-22-2020 12:20 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by bificus99 View Post
      Don't forget the predecessor the cologne engines dates way back. Earliest I remember is the 2.8 in the 70s. My folks had a 2.9l Ranger. But in 68 there was a 1.8l cologne v6. I don't have any love for the early dodge v6, dogs. The 4.3 did its job. Heck it was the powerplant for the GM/GMC beasts the Typhoon and Cyclone.

      I digress, keep up the good work.

      True Story. I was having a hard time finding a decent price for the alignment dowels between block and head. $15-20 each is a bit insane. Some google-fu landed me on a NOS 4 pack of dowels from a 1972 2.6L Cologne V6. $20 for the set and they are identical to the ones that I removed for cleaning the block deck.

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      03-22-2020 02:02 PM #111
      Nice find!

    13. 03-25-2020 07:55 PM #112
      Hope all is well out there. My job is on the essential list...for better or worse. Needless to say, I've not been tinkering with the truck much. I did get 3 bolts installed this afternoon.

      T-stat housing installed.

      This weekend may be eventful; stay tuned.


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      03-25-2020 11:14 PM #113
      Going as well as I can be, my dude.

      Looking forward to your next installment!
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    15. 03-31-2020 05:59 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      Going as well as I can be, my dude.

      Looking forward to your next installment!
      Weather wasn't good and none of the parts arrived on time. Understandable I guess. Yesterday evening I received the lower timing chain. I will try to time the engine after work today. Expecting more spring snow later this week, hope the weekend is decent!

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      03-31-2020 08:43 AM #115
      Any progress is good progress. Take it and roll with it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

    17. 03-31-2020 09:47 AM #116
      If my work wasn't considered essential, I'd be bored to tears waiting each day for UPS/FedEx/Amazon/USPS to show up.

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      03-31-2020 12:45 PM #117
      I hear you, this is my third week of being off and I've been alternating between getting stuff done and trying to fill the time, this is a cool rebuild thread. I had some projects on the docket but an old tree made it known those were going to wait until summer, we're getting it chopped tomorrow so I don't have to add a new roof to the project list. We're looking at couches, I might grab a set of forks of the Monster, and really want to get baseboard. I'd rather be building an engine like you

    19. 03-31-2020 04:17 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      I hear you, this is my third week of being off and I've been alternating between getting stuff done and trying to fill the time, this is a cool rebuild thread. I had some projects on the docket but an old tree made it known those were going to wait until summer, we're getting it chopped tomorrow so I don't have to add a new roof to the project list. We're looking at couches, I might grab a set of forks of the Monster, and really want to get baseboard. I'd rather be building an engine like you
      I totally understand. I replaced a toilet last weekend...nowhere near as fun as being in the garage.

      Shutdown the job early today and got home to a porch full of boxes.

      Engine primed, timed, closed up ready for swappage.

      After cleaning up the mess I've made of my work area, maybe I'll mess around with the GTI this weekend, have some two piece rotors for the front, new pads for the monoblock Brembo's, and summer wheels to put back on. Time to ditch the roof box too.

      edit: need to remember to wipe off the potato phone lens to rid it of smudges. photos look like crap.



      Last edited by jaystone; 03-31-2020 at 05:31 PM.

    20. 04-03-2020 06:58 PM #119
      Alright. So y'all 'member how I said I was OCD?

      Why spend all the time making the inside fresh without doing something to the outside?

      No fancy colors, no crazy finishes. Just a decent masking job and some Duplicolor Engine Enamel (Ferd semigloss black).

      Refurbished OEM Bosch fuel injectors coming. New Motorcraft PCV, coolant temp sensor, and oil pressure sender installed. Bonus to the geeks who can pick out the motorsport heat shielding. Timing marks on the crank pulley freshened up just because.








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      04-03-2020 07:44 PM #120
      Nice job on the paint!

      Keeping the oil filter housing cool with the reflective tape? Is it the DEI stuff?

    22. 04-03-2020 07:54 PM #121
      yep. last bit of gold reflective stuff I had from my time at 3R Racing. OK stuff, doesn't conform to curves well, but NBD. Sumthin is bettR than Nuthin!!

      I've got to use my best southern twang. It is a Ford after all.

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      04-03-2020 08:19 PM #122
      We're gonna need 1/4 mile times for this once it's back in the truck.

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      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

    24. 04-03-2020 09:08 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      We're gonna need 1/4 mile times for this once it's back in the truck.

      LOL!!!

      With or without a bed full of dirt

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      04-04-2020 01:36 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      LOL!!!

      With or without a bed full of dirt
      Can we do both?
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      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
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      04-04-2020 12:17 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by jaystone View Post
      yep. last bit of gold reflective stuff I had from my time at 3R Racing. OK stuff, doesn't conform to curves well, but NBD. Sumthin is bettR than Nuthin!!

      I've got to use my best southern twang. It is a Ford after all.
      I'm pretty sure I have a roll of the silver DEI tape that I couldn't get to stick to anything, no matter how hard I tried. I ended up using the Thermo Tec wraps instead.

      Git R Dun! Yeehaw!

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