Well hi folks. I'm Tristyn.
Im currently in my first engine build... or paying for one at least... "building remotely" as I like to call it....
Im up in Fort McMurray, and my friend of 20 years, Dan, is down in Edmonton is doing the actual building. Hes been a mechanic for as long as I've known him, but his specialty has been repair, not performance builds, so there are some things even he cant answer for me.
While up til now, I've never been an engine guy, I learn by doing, and jumping in deep.... as you will soon see...
So to start off, I have a 2008 ram 5.7 4x4, minor valvetrain noise at idle, quickly turned into what will be about ~12K$ project mostly due to boredom.
Im keeping the truck forever, its in GREAT condition. i could fix it for under $2000, have a bit of fun on the top end for $4000, but the bottom end would still be 13 years old.....
So screw it! start fresh, just swap it when ready, minimal downtime.
The idea is a daily driver / super street pickup. no plans on going to the track more than once, just for the laugh of it.
So picked up a donor engine from an identical vehicle, 2008 ram, 5.7, tore it open and it was a beaute! $1800
Took the block to a machinist and had it bored, agligned, line bored, decked, & dipped, frost plugs removed and tapped the holes, ect. stuff... $2000
Manley stroker kit , pistons .010 over, only size piston in stock. $3000
Stock 08 ram heads, hand ported polished by a one-armed machinist. this guy palmed the head with his one hand
and handed it to my buddy Dan. LOL $2000
heres the flow rates
doing some research about a new intake threw up some issues.... damn AC compressor is in the way... not loosing it.
so found a plan.
car timing cover, car accessory drive. electric rad fan.
So i purchased the Flex-a-lite 183 kit and installed the e-fan.
got about this far when i came across a website
Gen III Hemi, Hemi engine, 345CI, Mopar, Mopar Hemi
and would ya look at that... basically what I was planning.... 650HP... really? cool!
well this list fills in some blanks....
injector size 47 lbs/hr
So now Im working overtime to buy the next few grand of parts....
Camshaft and valvetrain next. Dans buddy is "running some numbers" in one of his programs to aide us in our cam choice.
it will be a Compcams cam plus springs, rocker assembly.
Things still need to figure out....
Stock PCM or aftermarket?
terminator x looks like a good fit for the engine, but dont think it will play with this transmission?? not sure.. this is where im stuck at the moment.
Complicating things maybe is, im starting with the stock 454RFE, but planning on 8HP70 swap later down the road... might also do a turbo too after the tranny....
thats where im at...
Discuss... Advise.... Call me a moron...
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HERE is the final build list
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7 4x4 $9000
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 $1800 (CDN)
Block: Dipped, Bored, Line-bored while bolted at torque $2000 (CDN)
Heads: Hand ported, valves, seats, seals, improved lift clearance, port matched to intake $2000 (CDN)
Rotating Assembly: $3000 (CDN)
191832 Manley Pro Series Crankshafts
007AV25624S K1 Technologies H-Beam Billet Connecting Rods
53006-R1 Diamond Pistons Competition Series 3.927 +5.0cc piston head (-5cc effective)
CCA-112-305-11 CompCams HRT Stage 3 Camshafts 112-305-11 $479.95 (USD)
CCA-7228-16 CompCams Valve Springs 412 lbs open valve pressure $307.95 (USD)
CCA-607-16 CompCams Valve Lock Set - Dodge Hemi $47.95 (USD)
CCA-856Y-16 CompCams Hydraulic Roller Lifter and Yoke Set $652.23 (CDN)
CCA-8720-16 CompCams Hi-Tech .080" Wall Pushrods for '03-'08 Dodge 5.7L $217.99 (USD)
BBK-1782 BBK 90mm Power-Plus Series Throttle Bodies 1782 $499.99 (USD)
PFS-30561 Professional Products Chrysler Powerfire Ignition Coil Packs $252.99 (USD)
DWK-13U0000428 DeatschWerks Fuel Injectors 42lbs/hr 13U-00-0042-8 $439.00 (USD)
300-658BK Holley Gen III Hemi Hi-Ram EFI Manifold $1,063.95 (USD)
890015B Holley Sniper Fabricated Aluminum Valve Cover $667.58 (CDN)
Khaos Motorsports 90mm Helix Throttle Body Spacer ( for fit, not function )
Front & Bottom:
BBK-4009CH BBK Shorty Headers 4009CH $449.99 (USD)
Manley 73205 Double Roller Timing Kit $375.34 (CDN)
10342HV MELLING High Volume Oil Pump (8413.30.0090) $252.18 (CDN)
SUM-C2516 Summit Racing™ Bracket Racer SFI Harmonic Dampers $266.99 (USD)
MMP-HSCWT Hemi TRUCK Stroker Windage Tray (5.7 and 6.4) $139.95 (USD)
TRD-1127 Trans-Dapt Performance Remote Oil Dual Filter Relocation Kit $85.99 (USD)
JLT-3063P-B J&L Oil Separator Co. 3.0 Oil Separators 3063P-B $159.00 (USD)
Moroso 23991 - Internal Oil Preheaters
Moroso 22737 - Weld-In Bungs
AGILITY 8012813 radiator 2 row $184.95 (CDN)
183 Flex-a-lite electric fan $420.08 (CDN)
Many other small parts. seals, sensors, pulleys, tools ect.
4,414 USD / 6,037 CDN
15,389.39 CDN TOTAL of major parts listed above