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Help a newb build a 6.1

Hey guys, i'm building a 6.1 and a tremec tr6060 for my 70 challenger.  I've built about 10+ classic engines ranging from 65 - 71 but this is my first attempt at a modern engine so I have a lot of dumb questions.  Figured I'd post them here and see if anyone want's to chime in and call me stupid :)

Picked up a 6.1 out of a 2006 charger, has approx 100k miles on it, and I grabbed a tremec tr6060 transmission out of a 2012 challenger.  Plans for the build are tear down, clean up.  I heard that it helps to gap the rings a little more to fit the 2010 and higher specs, cam and replace whatever else is worn.  Any suggestions on what you would do on a 100k engine?  Injectors?  Coil Packs?  Going to check the bearings and check clearances and wear on those as well.

Here's how far I got so far, will pick the rest up when I get back in town


What are the black metal tubes going across the top of the block?  Some kind of breather or vent tubes?




Also upon pulling the intake manifold bolts, I noticed the plastic pieces on them are borken/worn, any idea's where to get new ones?




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1 hour ago, SmallBlockMuscle said:

Coolant runs through the black tubes

Makes sense, since they are coming right from the water pump housing lol

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