Ford Forums banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
How does this happen? You take a new XR8 220kW engine and remove it from the car. Herrods remove the entire subframe from below in a reversal of the assembly procedure used by Ford. This minimises risk of damage etc.
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
Here is the removed assembly viewed from the front/side.
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
The same but viewed from the rear.
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
The stripdowm begins from accessories to top end with the aim to get down to the real business - the short engine.
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
And here we are. The area where all the action is going to take place - the bottom end....
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Note the standard bottom end has two bolt mains and along with the cast iron crank has I-beam rods and basically what you expect in an engine bound for a 4WD (Ford Exploders).
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
In preparation for the reassembly, a Stud Girdle is trial fitted whilst the bottom end is still in place.
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #8
After complete disassembly, the block is chemically cleaned and then sent for machining and follow up treatment. The result is a fully machined block with best tolerances ready for the new parts being fitted.

Go to part 2 for the reassembly story!
 
G

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
There was a time they used to paint the engines.
Anyway nice pics there Pete. :cool:
 

·
Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Joined
·
7,777 Posts
Discussion Starter #10
gtho4 said:
There was a time they used to paint the engines.
Anyway nice pics there Pete. :cool:
Yeah - Herrods fixed that during the reassembly.
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top