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#1 Livernois Motorsports

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

A deep dive into one of the Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Race Series 3.5L EcoBoost engine builds. We will be taking you through the steps form when the motor showed up in a crate, completely stock to leaving the building as a high performance race engine! 

 
Some of the modifications are;

Short Block
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L EcoBoost Race Series Short Block
Livernois Motorsports Sleeves
Livernois Motorsports Deck Bracing 
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Pistons
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Rods
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Main Studs
 
Long Block
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Head Studs
Livernois Motorsports Selected Billet Oil Pan with Stage 4 pump
Livernois Motorsports Selected Race Balancer
 
Cylinder Heads
Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Race Series Heads 
Livernois Motorpsorts CNC Porting
Livernois Motorsports Competition Valve Job 
 
Join us on this journey through one of the highest performance 3.5L EcoBoost engine builds!
 
For all your performance engine build needs, contact Livernois Motorsports TODAY!
 

 

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:32 PM

It feels like Christmas! Cracking into the box to get the motor mounted up to a stand, then it's off to engine build for tear down. 

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:29 AM

Mounting up the motor from the box to a stand so it can be pushed into our clean, climate controlled engine build rooms for tear down. 
 
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 03:29 PM

Stock motor is in engine build! The tear down process is way! 

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 10:28 AM

Most of the engine covers are off before lunch, the heads will be off soon and over to our Cylinder Head department for cleaning, inspection, and tear down!

 

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 03:06 PM

Heads and oil pan are off! Next, we bring the heads over to the Cylinder Head department to get cleaned, disassembled, and prepped for CNC. 

 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

The block is ready for the CNC machines! We will be following the process of putting in our deck braces within the next week, stay tuned! 

 

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:15 PM

As we move into the next steps, we find ourselves in the machining area. Block is off the stand and ready to be put in the first machine. We have the deck braces, which are made of 6061 billet aluminum, ready for install!

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 10:07 AM

The block is mounted and ready to start the cutting process. We will start by making a shelf for the deck brace to sit on before it is trimmed.

 

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 04:31 PM

The first few passes from the drill have been made. As you can see, we are moving our way around the block until we are at the correct height and depth for the deck braces to fit perfectly. 
 
Next, we will be press fitting the deck braces in and cutting the excess metal out of the way. 
 
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Posted 14 June 2017 - 10:04 AM

The first deck is in! After the press fit is complete, we will rotate the block to the other side. At that time, we will cut the block for a shelf and add the second deck brace. 

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 03:30 PM

Deck number 2 is in with a little help from some Permatex high temp sleeve retainer to stay locked in place for the cutting phases. 

 

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

Both deck braces are in. We're calling it a night and will be back tomorrow morning to cut and deck the block. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:36 AM

Another early morning in the machining area. The first deck brace has been shaved away to reveal the cylinders. Next, we have to cut the deck flat to ensure a level field for the head gasket and head. 

 

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

Second side is cut! A few shavings but looks great. We will have to clean it up a bit before we start measuring and cutting for the sleeves. 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:39 AM

A couple measurements of the sleeves that will be going into the block before we start cutting. We measure before the cutting to find the exact bore size to get the correct sleeve to block interference. This will provide the exact fit we need!

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

Next step, start shaving away to make room for the new sleeves! 

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 05:38 PM

Great progress. Great pics. All from an outstanding company!

Thanks for all the support provided to the EB community in all the aspects you have over the years!

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:47 AM

Block is out of cutting and getting cleaned up. We will be going through a few steps to get the freshly cut walls ready for the new sleeves before they are pressed in this afternoon. So far, it looks great! We can't wait for this project to come together. 

 

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 04:01 PM

After some persuasion the sleeves are in! We will be going back to the CNC machines to cut the lip off to make sure the deck is perfectly flat.  

 

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