Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Bronco Info: 87 carb fed 5.0L, NP435, NP205, 3.55 gears Stock everything
Motor damage from wrong flywheel?
I know for sure I have the wrong balanced flywheel on my motor. Someone reused the 0 balance flywheel off the 4.9 when they swapped motors to a 302 (which in my case requires the 50oz imbalance flywheel). I'm not worried about doing the swap but what I am worried about is what kind of damage might have been done to the motor during the time they PO drove the truck that way? At the moment I can't tell if there is any unusual knocking or ticking coming from the bottom end because of how bad the motor shakes after you fire up the engine. I guess I'm really concerned about the crank bearings, besides that what else should I be looking for? Rear main seals, water pump issues?? Anything like that?
Stroke it, blow it, and spray it. It will be a short ride, but it sure would be a blast.