WOW what a night. Around midnight my laptop decided to delete the bluetooth adapter. So I spent the new 2-3 hours trying to figure out what had happened and to get it working again. But NOPE it's kaput. Around 4 AM I started talking with my son (he's in FL) and he didn't have any ideas either so we started looking at new laptops. My current one is 7+ years old so I got a good life out of it. Finally around 8AM I ordered a new laptop that will be here Thursday. This works out good for me since my HPT tuner from FRP arrives tomorrow. And I need a good computer to be doing my data logging and other tasks with.
I got about 3 hours of sleep and headed out to the garage around 11:30 and started with putting my roller rockers and push rods back in. Now I don't rebuild a lot of engines so I don't happen to have one of those fancy valvetrain trays but instead I've got this HIGH TECH pushrod holder.
I got the pushrods and rocker arms installed. I also replaced the broken oil pressure sensor.
Then set the lifter preload using the technique shown in the video I'd posted yesterday. All done and the set screws were tightened down.
While I have the battery discounted it was a good time to swap out the PCM in anticipation of the tune from FRP arriving. Ryan and I had discussed it and he felt it was a better idea not to use the PCM that I have that has the tune from B&G but instead to use the unmodified PCM I have. I'll keep the B&G PCM as a spare for just in case.
Pulled the B&G PCM first.
Untuned PCM. This is for a 5.2 V-8 & not a 5.9 V-8 but Ryan is able to write a tune that will make this PCM work with my stroker 6.7 V-8 (408)
Hooked the negative cable plus the harness & tub ground back up to the rear of the head on the passenger side. I also changed the oil filter out since the current one had chocolate oil in it. Then I proceeded to dump 7 qts of break-in oil into the engine making sure to pour some oil over the rockers and lifters as suggested in the above video.