I'd stay away from the dupli-color engine paint. I spent hours prepping, masking and painting, and it's chipping and peeling all over. I also used the dupli-color exhaust paint on the manifolds, up-pipes and turbine housing...it all burned off on my first trip down the WV turnpike. :icon_mad:Most major parts stores have online parts searches where you can search for parts by year and make. In most cases, they give you a picture of the actual part too. For the dealer only items, i've found that going directly to the International/Navistar dealer will save you 40-50% over Ford and lots of times I've even found them to be very comparable with NAPA. I'm also considering pulling my eninge to remove the oil pan. Since it isnt yet leaking, i'm going to sandblast it and put a good coat of RM epoxy primer then a good coat of paint on it. When I get around to doing this, i'm going to seriously think about pulling the crank out, having it polished and installing a new set of road and main bearings. I'm also going to do front and rear main seals, dipstick seal, remove and sanblast exhaust manifolds and do my oil cooler seals.
DzlJim has a good writeup: II'm fixing to pull the engine on spring break. I want to avoid cutting and welding...so pulling the engine without the tranny is the easiest? Also, what must I remove to take the engine out? Before I start disconnecting lines and wires I thought it would be worth it to ask...What you guys think? How did yall do it?