HI Mark, got a question from you, but cannot reply, says "conversation is closed"?I checked all of what everyone said and did not find a problem, so I think it may be rusted in the bearings of the engine, I sold the big ford got 1500 for it 3 years after I paid 1200 for it. It had a severe coolant leak from the intake manifold. Anyway I went to check out an 89 350 yesterday with less than 80k miles I heard it run checked all the fluids and since its not only the same year as mine it also has all the components on it, I bought it and will pick it up On Tuesday. I pulled my engine today. I will swap the oil pan, replace a few gaskets and put it in my van. The engine I took out, I will slowly buy parts to build it the way I want it for the future. Thanks for all the help guys. Mark
Short block? Do you think it needs head gaskets?SO The engine is a 1989 350 TBI with 4 bolt mains. I am going to strip it down to the short block replace the valve guide seals install them then add my Edelbrock TBI intake manifold, my custom oil pan to fit the frame, motor mounts' oil pump replacement stock just because it's cheap. Then the rear main seal since I have it apart. I figure it's cheap insurance. Then its going back together. I may as well replace the timing chain since I have a new one here. This way I can take a few years to rebuild the 94 350 I previously bought -possible stroker???
Yes, it is going to be for about a year -maybe 2 with the way the economy is going. I won't beat on it. too damn expensive to repair.Mark,
For peace of mind; a leakdown test is pretty easy to do on a non-running engine, but.
I think you stated earlier that you heard this one run. If so, then there probably is not much to be concerned about internally. The only thing that might show up could be an oil consumption issue. You stated this was going to be a temporary motor in your van, so again, probably not a significant issue.
"temporary" a fix that is implemented until a more permanent solution is found...or until it breaks permanently and irrepairably!
Did you prime it?Well I got my engine all back in, but the timing must be off by a tooth. But I should be getting oil pressure, and I am not, so of course I have no fuel coming out either. I am starting to think the new oil pump may be bad? I will try again tomorrow.