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Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Race Series Engine Build!

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  1. Livernois Motorsports

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    A deep dive into one of the Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Race Series 3.5L EcoBoost engine builds. We will be taking you through the steps form when the motor showed up in a crate, completely stock to leaving the building as a high performance race engine!

    Some of the modifications are;

    Short Block
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L EcoBoost Race Series Short Block
    Livernois Motorsports Sleeves
    Livernois Motorsports Deck Bracing
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Pistons
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Rods
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm Main Studs

    Long Block
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Head Studs
    Livernois Motorsports Selected Billet Oil Pan with Stage 4 pump
    Livernois Motorsports Selected Race Balancer

    Cylinder Heads
    Livernois Motorsports Powerstorm 3.5L Race Series Heads
    Livernois Motorpsorts CNC Porting
    Livernois Motorsports Competition Valve Job

    Join us on this journey through one of the highest performance 3.5L EcoBoost engine builds!

    For all your performance engine build needs, contact Livernois Motorsports TODAY!

    (313) 561-5500
    [email protected]
    www.livernoismotorsports.com

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    It feels like Christmas! Cracking into the box to get the motor mounted up to a stand, then it's off to engine build for tear down.

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    Mounting up the motor from the box to a stand so it can be pushed into our clean, climate controlled engine build rooms for tear down.

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    Stock motor is in engine build! The tear down process is under way! 1 stock SMALL (1).jpg 2 stock SMALL (1).jpg 3 stock SMALL.jpg
     
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    Sorry if I missed it but what engine did you start with? The crate engine offered from FRPP comes with intake, turbos etc..
     
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    This is simply a bone stock crate motor from Ford Motor Company. We ordered just the long block since we are building that and shipping it off to the customer. They will then decided the turbos and other mods to go.
     
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    Most of the engine covers are off before lunch, the heads will be off soon and over to our Cylinder Head department for cleaning, inspection, and tear down!

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    Heads and oil pan are off! Next, we bring the heads over to the Cylinder Head department to get cleaned, disassembled, and prepped for CNC.

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    With the crank, pistons, and rods out, we should be down to a bare block in no time!

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    Now that everything is put away on the shelves, we move to the cleaning stages before the true machining work begins!

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    kevinatfms Ex-Ford/Kia/Hyundai Tech Premium Member Established Member

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    Is this going in an SHO, F150 or Explorer?
    Do you plan on offering a higher flowing high pressure fuel pump for the Ecoboost motors?


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    This will be shipped as a long block and we are not 100% sure what it will go in, we do know that it is for desert racing.

    Yes we have our Firestorm High Pressure Fuel Pump for the 3.5L F150 EcoBoost. We will be developing ones for the 3.5L Taurus SHO and the 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang as well.

    Here is a link to the Firestorm High Pressure Fuel Pump for the Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost - https://www.livernoismotorsports.com/product/LPP501117
     
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    The block is ready for the CNC machines! We will be following the process of putting in our deck braces within the next week, stay tuned!

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    This should be an interesting thread to follow.

    What will the stock 3.5 ecoboost handle powerwise before a rebuild is necessary? What will stock turbos support?
     
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    When it comes to the 3.5 in the Explorer and Taurus, we will typically see a safe range up to about 400whp. The F150's 3.5 can handle a little bit more, around 430whp. We have made more but are typically rolling the dice when reaching past these points.

    The stock turbos can usually outlast the block but not by much. When your building a motor like this, a turbo upgrade is the best route to go.
     
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    As we move into the next steps, we find ourselves in the machining area. Block is off the stand and ready to be put in the first machine. We have the deck braces, which are made of 6061 billet aluminum, ready for install!

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    I guess i figured there was a little more headroom in the ecoboost than that.
     
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    The block is mounted and ready to start the cutting process. We will start by making a shelf for the deck brace to sit on before it is trimmed.

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    The first few passes from the drill have been made. As you can see, we are moving our way around the block until we are at the correct height and depth for the deck braces to fit perfectly.

    Next, we will be press fitting the deck braces in and cutting the excess metal out of the way.

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    This is great. I'm going to have to swing by and check it out.
     

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