As some of you may or may not know, I had a new built longblock which suffered a top-end failure with less than 400 kms in the Fall.
Long story short, manufacturer blames installer, installer blames manufacturer. Myself, stuck in the middle, foots the bill for head repair and new cams. I hashed out a deal with the previous installer which we came to an agreement as to how we will proceed in the future - I am pleased to say we worked something out like gentlemen.
While checking the short for debris from the top end failure, Spence @ Rev'n High noted the piston to wall clearances in FRPP's built shortblock were out of whack. I then in turn confirmed this with MAHLE (piston manufacturer) and contacted FRPP. Another long story short, all shipping of the short was paid for by FRPP and inspection, they confirmed our findings and offered a new short...NO THANKS.
We hashed out another deal, I was returned the block, crank, connecting rods and caps. All this along with a certified cheque (which PAID the remaining owing balance I had on the truck, about 8 months, thanks Ford!).
Now fast forward to today, I was in the area of the shop and popped in on my lunch.
This is the beginning of something SWEET.....build'r and let'r EAT!
- Specs -
5.4 Cast iron block
Manley H Beam rods w/ARP2000 rod bolts
Diamond .20 pistons - coated - cut - upgraded wrist pins - total steel stainless rings
ARP2000 main studs
OEM 4 layer gaskets throughout
TFS heads w/ upgraded springs
TFS stg 2 .580 lift cams
Throw on everything else I had from this past season - full exhaust - Magnum Powers blower - 10# lower pulley - 2# upper pulley - Upgraded cooling system - 60# injectors - Dual 255 pumps - 2500 torque converter - Punisher Valve Body (shift kit) - 12" open intake system - Oil seperator - Granatelli 2400 MAF - OEM coil packs - TR6 plugs - MAgnum Powers idler bracket (3-90mm idlers) - Double keyed Harmonic Balancer - GT500 High Output oil pump - the list goes on.....