Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Race Series Engine Build!


  • Please log in to reply
37 replies to this topic

#21 bpd1151

bpd1151

    Administrator

  • Super Moderators
  • 2,688 posts

Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:03 PM

What a piece of art!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

th_BPD1-2_filtered.jpg

2010 SHO (#690 of 1,064) WORLD's HIGHEST Horsepower Ecoboost SHO!! 617AWHP 608AWTQ! Mod's here: http://www.hkmediach...!sponsored/cnos


#22 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 21 June 2017 - 09:29 AM

We're back to the CNC machines this morning to deck of the extra bit of sleeve sticking from the top of the block. We want to ensure a flush fit between the deck, gasket, and head for a perfect fit. 

 

Attached File  1 shaved SMALL.jpg   130.87KB   0 downloads

Attached File  2 shaved SMALL.jpg   96.64KB   0 downloads

Attached File  3 shaved SMALL.jpg   97.86KB   0 downloads

Attached File  4 shaved SMALL.jpg   88.88KB   0 downloads

Attached File  5 shaved SMALL.jpg   111.37KB   0 downloads

 


Posted Image

#23 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 22 June 2017 - 11:19 AM

Next step in the process, line honing the block. 
 
Here, we set the main bearing clearing by lightly shaving down the metals to fit perfectly. We also ensure that the bearing crush clearance. 
 
Attached File  1 line hone SMALL.jpg   138.54KB   1 downloads
Attached File  3 line hone SMALL.jpg   113.31KB   1 downloads
Attached File  4 line hone SMALL.jpg   132.63KB   1 downloads

Posted Image

#24 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 22 June 2017 - 03:35 PM

Were taking a break from the machine work to get familiar with the Powerstorm pistons and rods vs. the stock pistons and rods. 
 
As you can see, there are many differences between the two. Thickness, design, and material are a few of the things you can spot. What's not in plain sight, the years of R&D that has gone into developing the Powerstorm pistons and rods. 
 
Rods
 
  • Material Differences (Our connecting rods are made of vacuum degassed 4340, as opposed to the much weaker powdered metal stock rods)
  • Design Differences (Our connecting rods are designed with significant increases in cross sectional thickness. The beam design, bore design, cap arrangement and pin end all are substantially stronger than the stock design)
  • Rod Bolts (Much higher quality ARP2000 rod bolts are used in our connecting rods)
 
Pistons
 
  • Material Differences (Our pistons are made from 2618 aluminum alloy, much stronger, and considerably more durable under boosted applications than the stock piston material)
  • Design Differences (Our pistons are designed from scratch using our own exclusive forging, with thicker skirts, crowns, strutting, ringlands and more. Features include better pin oiling, improved ringland supports, and more)
  • Wristpins (Much higher quality material wristpin material, and increased wall thickness)
 
The stock example we are using shows normal wear and carbon build up. 
 
Attached File  1 stock vs SMALL.jpg   66.12KB   1 downloads
Attached File  2 stock vs SMALL.jpg   74.1KB   1 downloads
Attached File  3 stock vs SMALL.jpg   68.46KB   1 downloads
Attached File  4 stock vs SMALL.jpg   64.14KB   1 downloads
Attached File  5 stock vs SMALL.jpg   52.97KB   1 downloads
Attached File  6 stock vs SMALL.jpg   52.18KB   1 downloads
Attached File  7 stock vs SMALL.jpg   65.94KB   1 downloads
 

Posted Image

#25 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

Off to the cylinder honing machine to finish the cylinder wall wit the new sleeves in. Here we bore for the piston to wall clearance and finish for the rings. 
 
We will putting the rings and pistons in soon! 
 
(Not pictured - deck plate)
 
Attached File  1 block in machine SMALL.jpg   134.01KB   1 downloads
Attached File  2 block in machine SMALL.jpg   128.58KB   1 downloads
Attached File  3 block in machine SMALL.jpg   143.81KB   1 downloads

Posted Image

#26 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:07 PM

Putting the piston rings in the cylinder to set the proper ring end gap before the assembly is dropped in. A few more final details before the piston/rod assemble is placed. 

 

Attached File  1 rings in SMALL.jpg   99.37KB   2 downloads

Attached File  2 rings in SMALL.jpg   76.86KB   2 downloads

Attached File  3 rings in SMALL.jpg   104.34KB   2 downloads

Attached File  4 rings in SMALL.jpg   70.5KB   2 downloads

Attached File  5 rings in SMALL.jpg   91.6KB   2 downloads

Attached File  6 rings in SMALL.jpg   104.5KB   2 downloads

 

 


Posted Image

#27 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:34 PM

Rings are ground to fit, rods are attached to the pistons and everything has made it in! On the home stretch!

 

Attached File  1 pistons in SMALL.jpg   85.74KB   2 downloads

Attached File  2 pistons in SMALL.jpg   91.65KB   2 downloads

Attached File  3 pistons in SMALL.jpg   76.51KB   2 downloads

Attached File  4 pistons in SMALL.jpg   106.33KB   2 downloads

Attached File  5 pistons in SMALL.jpg   79.3KB   2 downloads

 

 

 


  • mrhighcaliber likes this
Posted Image

#28 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:37 AM

With the short block coming together, we turn our attention to the cylinder head department. 
 
First steps in taking these stock 3.5L heads to the next level is a proper cleaning and inspection. We must ensure that there are no imperfections, cracks, or issues that could cause harm to the motor down the road. 
 
A few photos in the cleaning bay before they are moved into the Cylinder Head room for final inspection and assembly. 
 
Attached File  1 head wash SMALL.jpg   120.82KB   1 downloads
Attached File  2 head wash SMALL.jpg   104.72KB   1 downloads

Posted Image

#29 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

The heads have made it into the climate controlled cylinder head department! Everything is laid out nicely before the assembly process starts. 
 
After the thorough cleaning, the valves are lubed and dropped into place followed by the valve stems. The springs are compressed using one of our hydraulic bench presses and the retainers are added. Buckets will be followed by the cams and topped off with the caps where everything is torqued to spec! 
 
After re-assembly, we move the heads to the engine build department where they should be putting the head studs in now! 
 
Attached File  1 head preassembled SMALL.jpg   152.45KB   1 downloads
Attached File  2 head preassembled SMALL.jpg   124.71KB   1 downloads
Attached File  3 head preassembled SMALL.jpg   82.73KB   1 downloads
Attached File  4 head preassembled SMALL.jpg   119.74KB   1 downloads
Attached File  5 heds preassembled SMALL.jpg   110.43KB   1 downloads
Attached File  6 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   92.96KB   1 downloads
 
 

Posted Image

#30 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 26 June 2017 - 04:49 PM

A few more photos.. 

 

Attached File  7 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   80.25KB   1 downloads

Attached File  8 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   93.32KB   2 downloads

Attached File  9 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   107.19KB   2 downloads

Attached File  10 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   74.84KB   2 downloads

Attached File  11 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   114.36KB   2 downloads

Attached File  12 heads preassembled SMALL.jpg   90.66KB   2 downloads

 


Posted Image

#31 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 27 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

Our Powerstorm 3.5L EcoBoost Head Studs have made it into the short block! These Powerstorm Head Studs allow for greater clamping force to keep the cylinder heads in place under high loads from built 3.5L EcoBoost engines like this one. The studs are also broached for ease of installation and come with all the required hardware.
 
With the studs in, we are waiting on the final assembly of the heads and we are set to finish this project! 
 
Attached File  1 head studs in SMALL.jpg   101.42KB   2 downloads
Attached File  2 head studs in SMALL.jpg   118.17KB   2 downloads
Attached File  3 head studs in SMALL.jpg   117.92KB   2 downloads
Attached File  4 hed studs in SMALL.jpg   99.34KB   2 downloads
Attached File  5 head studs in SMALL.jpg   106.52KB   2 downloads
Attached File  6 head studs in SMALL.jpg   183.11KB   2 downloads
Attached File  7 head studs n SMALL.jpg   114.29KB   2 downloads
Attached File  8 head studs in SMALLL (1).jpg   107.21KB   2 downloads

Posted Image

#32 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:12 PM

The heads have been assembled and have made it into the engine build department! We should see them going on the short block sometime tomorrow! 

 

Attached File  1 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   73.3KB   1 downloads

Attached File  2 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   93.4KB   1 downloads

Attached File  3 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   94.48KB   1 downloads

Attached File  4 heads asembled SMALL.jpg   95.18KB   1 downloads

Attached File  5 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   93.61KB   1 downloads

Attached File  6 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   94.13KB   1 downloads

Attached File  7 heads assembled SMALL.jpg   90.08KB   1 downloads

 

 


Posted Image

#33 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:11 PM

Heads are on! WOOOO! Now we are in the final assembly process to wrap everything up, make sure things are torqued, marked and then out the door it goes to a happy customer. 

 

Attached File  1 heads on SMALL (3).jpg   132.24KB   2 downloads

Attached File  2 heads on SMALL (3).jpg   111.94KB   2 downloads

Attached File  3 heads on SMALL (2).jpg   107.44KB   2 downloads

Attached File  4 heads on SMALL (1).jpg   110.29KB   2 downloads

Attached File  5 heads on SMALL (1).jpg   118KB   2 downloads

Attached File  6 heads on SMALL (1).jpg   118.79KB   2 downloads

 


Posted Image

#34 bpd1151

bpd1151

    Administrator

  • Super Moderators
  • 2,688 posts

Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:11 PM

I'll PM you my address, so that "happy customer" will be me as its' recipient.

Wouldn't mind replacing my 617awhp LMS built EB with an even newer, more powerful (expected) 800+ awhp LMS built EB.

Oh yea baby!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

th_BPD1-2_filtered.jpg

2010 SHO (#690 of 1,064) WORLD's HIGHEST Horsepower Ecoboost SHO!! 617AWHP 608AWTQ! Mod's here: http://www.hkmediach...!sponsored/cnos


#35 mrhighcaliber

mrhighcaliber

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 5 posts

Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:13 PM

I'll PM you my address, so that "happy customer" will be me as its' recipient.

Wouldn't mind replacing my 617awhp LMS built EB with an even newer, more powerful (expected) 800+ awhp LMS built EB.

Oh yea baby!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

Well just pass along that 617awhp build to me. I'll come pick it up. 😁😁 I'll give u an offer you can't refuse *slides crisp 20 dollar bill across table*

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

#36 bpd1151

bpd1151

    Administrator

  • Super Moderators
  • 2,688 posts

Posted 29 June 2017 - 06:17 PM

That could be a workable scenario for me for sure. Hell yea!

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  • mrhighcaliber likes this

th_BPD1-2_filtered.jpg

2010 SHO (#690 of 1,064) WORLD's HIGHEST Horsepower Ecoboost SHO!! 617AWHP 608AWTQ! Mod's here: http://www.hkmediach...!sponsored/cnos


#37 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

Over the past couple of weeks, we have taken you deep into the build process of this very special 3.5L EcoBoost motor build. We have shown our Powerstorm products, our machining work, and the amount of detail we put into each build.  The long block is all that is left, waiting for the shipping process.
 
It will be shipped out and in the customers hands to drop into their race application. 
 
For now, we move onto the next project. 
 
Thank you for following along! 
 
Attached File  1 complete SMALL (2).jpg   106.26KB   1 downloads
Attached File  2 complete SMALL (1).jpg   102.42KB   1 downloads
Attached File  3 complete SMALL (2).jpg   100.94KB   1 downloads
Attached File  4 complete SMALL (1).jpg   88.39KB   1 downloads
Attached File  5 complete SMALL.jpg   92.49KB   1 downloads
Attached File  6 complete SMALL.jpg   92.74KB   1 downloads
Attached File  7 complete SMALL.jpg   93.77KB   1 downloads
Attached File  8 complete SMALL.jpg   92.72KB   1 downloads
Attached File  9 complete SMALL.jpg   87.74KB   1 downloads
Attached File  10 complete SMALL.jpg   77.76KB   1 downloads
 
 

Posted Image

#38 Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports

    Official Sponsor

  • Sponsor
  • 776 posts

Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:44 PM

More photos.. 

 

Attached File  11 complete SMALL.jpg   77.63KB   1 downloads

Attached File  12 complete SMALL.jpg   84.81KB   1 downloads

Attached File  13 complete SMALL.jpg   85.36KB   1 downloads

Attached File  14 complete SMALL.jpg   83.97KB   1 downloads

Attached File  15 complete SMALL.jpg   91.09KB   1 downloads

 


Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users