And we're back from the shop!
The new heads look really good!
.208 intake valve, .175 exhaust. Should flow a ton of air!
Everything all laid out on the cart:
Going with a cam from Comp Cams, specifically this one
crank is back in
Pistons are +.030 Silvolite Hypereutectic
Timing chain, cover, water pump, and heads!
Unfortunately i goofed on the headbolts, so this is where it will sit until my new ARP headbolt set shows up Monday.
parallel progress pt.2!
lots and lots of parts
This is basically every sensor for the motor plus tune up parts, gaskets, etc. It also includes a wideband O2 + controller!
This is Innovate Automotive's LC-2 wideband O2 controller. Fully tunable controller, but does not come with a gauge, which is fine since im getting one to match the other gauges i already have from NVU.
I mocked up the exhaust in the bronco, and found a good place to install a bung for the wideband sensor, just behind the stock sensor:
I removed my 2-gauge pod from my pillar, and am installing a 3-gauge pod from GlowShift. Its actually a pretty nice piece and fits very well.
This is the harness i built for the oil pressure & trans temp gauges; its built around a 6 pin connector, and i was only using 5. This works out super conveniently, because i only need to add 1 wire to this harness for the air-fuel ratio gauge- the signal wire from the wideband controller. The rest of the wires for the gauge are all already there. So wiring the gauge will be a pretty simple task.
Here's the new Bosch wideband O2 sensor:
Here's the wideband controller:
Just a couple wires to connect to make it work, plus the large plug goes to the O2 sensor, the other 2 plugs are optional. One of the small plugs is an input for connecting a laptop for tuning the controller, and the other one is an output if youre using other software/hardware from Innovate.
Here's the included harness that connects the sensor to the controller. its available in several lengths; i got the 8' one because i dont know how im going to route the wire yet.
And it also included this adapter harness for connecting a laptop for datalogging or tuning the controller:
Its unlikely ill need this, but it would be useful for those who like to do more specialized tuning for racing, or want to use the controller to emulate a narrowband sensor.
Ive already started wiring the controller up in the truck, but i havent routed the cable for the sensor yet. Its difficult to say exactly where i want it to go, w/o an engine or transmission in the truck to check for clearances. Hopefully the engine will come back soon, and i can get this thing back together and running!
I have a torque converter on order from Broader Performance, hopefully it comes soon.
I also decided its worth it to just order a tuner, so friday i ordered the PimpX ECU from Stinger Performance.
The engine isnt back from the builder yet, but that doesnt mean i dont have things i could be doing. So lets do the things!
First up, lets clean that intake:
Primed & painted. Also in the background, is the non a/c idler pulley bracket, and the p.steering bracketry
Intake primed/painted with VHT's "Iron" Engine Enamel:
Accessory drive bracketry cleaned up and clear coated, looks like new!
Plenum is done as well:
Water pump + crank pulley/damper cleaned up and painted as well:
Stock cast aluminum valve covers blasted and painted with a textured black paint that i found in the back of my cabinet:
...and the oil cooler is now fully rebuilt as well too!
ok this is minor, but has always bugged me. Since the 460 was in a high GVWR truck, it got a different emissions system than the bronco did. That includes these small ports for the air pump, which have been capped off forever since i dont use that system.
I dont like looking under the hood and seeing capped off emissions ports, even if they wouldnt be used, so theyve got to go!
This isnt a super thrilling update. But basically, i cut them off, and then welded the holes shut so no one will ever know they were there in the first place.
So now while im waiting on the motor, ive been putting together a a shopping list of what i think might be everything left i need to putn the motor back in, that hasnt already been ordered. Time to spend some money on RockAuto!