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Rolling valvetrain goodness.. Very nice! I had a Scat crank shaft and rods in my Mustang.
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I was thinking that since it was mandrel bent stainless steel it wasn’t necessary, but I might reconsider my thoughts!

Definitely not necessary, however, if you decide to jet coat or ceramic coat it you'll be stoked every time you pop the hood and it will keep engine temps down slightly but not enough to justify the cost.

The old adage, "chrome don't get you home" comes to mind
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The XJ is approaching the final stages of the engine swap! I had some trouble originally with my RaceTec pistons. The oil groove was originally not machined deep enough, so once the rings were on they wouldn’t seat properly in the block. This set me back quite a bit time wise with the build.

I also got to tearing down the original engine. Every single main bearing was spun within its cap. In some places it got so hot that it completely scarred the crankshaft. The only possible explanation to this is the high mileage it had. The original engine failed at 270 354 miles which isn’t too bad!

For now, lots of engine bay cleaning and tidying up to be done before the 4.6 gets dropped in!

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Really impressed with the build quality and construction of this Mishimoto aluminum 3 core radiator. I am hoping this will keep the Stroker cool as they do tend to run on the hotter side at lower idle speeds
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Looking good.. best of luck AA!
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