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    RIVA Engine Internals Upgrade Kit

    This weekend was dedicated to my FZ internals Upgrade, i chose Riva as the package is complete and it appealed the best to me. Parts arrive in a complete box, neatly arranged and labeled with associated instructions in each box. If you're looking into doing internals, and don't want to oversize or custom size, this kit will replace everything to stock spec. During the two day build (6 hrs each), i worked with my brother, basic and special tools, and added few more changes while the engine was out. Everything fit and came together without any headaches or glitches what so ever. Riva put together a great package and i cant wait to see how it all holds up to my H1 Build.
    Special Tools: Piston Ring compressor, FLEX Hone kit, Allen ratchet head set, valve spring compressing tool, big and small torque wrenches (ex:~100ft/lb and ~50inch/lb with newton-meters).
    Additional Upgrades: Fuel Pump and Fuel Regulator as engine is out you can pull the fuel tank back and swap parts REALLY EASY.
    Here is the quick version of how it went:
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ID:	289650 Mark your timing chain on cams gears and crank shaft.

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ID:	289651 Label EVERYTHING before removing and set aside on clean surface.

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ID:	289652 Remove Head from Block, we chose to get the bottom end done Saturday and Head Sunday.

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ID:	289654 With bottom end on a side, all the flex honing was done and rod/piston assemblies went in.

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ID:	289656 Left is dirty and glazed, Right is flex honed for 20 seconds. ( that all that was needed for all 4).


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ID:	289659 comparison to stock, stock rod+piston+ring no bearings assembly: 948grams, Riva unit: 934grams.

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ID:	289660 instructions are clear, and shop manual is a must for complete assembly.

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ID:	289662 assembly lube is a MUST!

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ID:	289663 crank case main stud kit

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ID:	289665 all buttoned up and torqued to spec
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ID:	289793 cylinder head stud kit, cleaned head gasket surfaces, and cylinder walls.

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ID:	289794 head gasket on and the bottom end is done.

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ID:	289795 removal of stock springs assemblies.

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ID:	289796 only exhaust valves needed gentle re-seating, intake valves looked brand new.
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    I saw one thing you need to do. You need to remove the oem cam welch plugs and install the threaded oil galley plugs in the cams. This is just good insurance those plugs never come out. Tommy Jordan

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ID:	289674 stock(38grams) versus new (39grams) in total weight.

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ID:	289676 assembled valve train onto block, studs torqued in sequence to set spec in 3 passes. as per instructions.

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ID:	289678 assembly lube on all, for all.

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ID:	289679 valve lifter buckets back to stock positions, cams in and torqued to spec.

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ID:	289680 timing chain back in original position on cam gears and crankshaft below. Mark and label EVERYTHING!!!

    So there it is in a quick write up, i have lot more detailed pics, if anyone needs more details on the internals upgrade i'd be happy to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    I saw one thing you need to do. You need to remove the oem cam welch plugs and install the threaded oil galley plugs in the cams. This is just good insurance those plugs never come out. Tommy Jordan
    Tommy, can you send me a set of them? i would greatly appreciate it and pay for them + shipping. If not, post a link where i can buy these specific threaded galley plugs. Thank you.

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ID:	289797 pull the gas tank back for all your fuel pump needs

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ID:	289799 cant imagine what a pain it is to work this thing with the motor in

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ID:	289801 all done
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    Contact ross nemo or Jim on the forum they had some extras. It's the same oil galley plugs used on small block chevys . Most automotive High performance parts engine shops have them also, You will need a 1/4 npt pipe thread tap to install threads in tha cam to install them, Here is a link http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ight=cam+plugs Tommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    Contact ross nemo or Jim on the forum they had some extras. It's the same oil galley plugs used on small block chevys . Most automotive High performance parts engine shops have them also, You will need a 3/8 pipe thread tap to install threads in tha cam to instal them, Tommy
    will do. thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZS Monty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 2fast4u View Post
    Contact ross nemo or Jim on the forum they had some extras. It's the same oil galley plugs used on small block chevys . Most automotive High performance parts engine shops have them also, You will need a 3/8 pipe thread tap to install threads in tha cam to instal them, Tommy
    will do. thank you.
    Note should be 1/4 NPT tap not 3/8 as originaly posted, Corrected in post see link http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...ight=cam+plugs Tommy

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