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my motor swap so far

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

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    I have taken alot more off of the burb since this picture. All I have to do now is pull 2 motor mounts, and the engine will be free. I already have the engine hoist and chain attached to it.. but I'll tackle that in the morning.. just throught I would let yall know how I was coming along.
    James
     
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    cool, good luck with the first crank. btw what is the specs? all stock?
     
  3. 78Suburban

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    the specs are a mystery. before clarkjw24 sold it to me, he ran the numbers on it, turns out its origionally from a '73 camaro. it holds good oil pressure and doesn't burn oil. He said it idles with a slight lope, so perhaps it has been rebuilt, and someone added a different cam. He said it feels like a really strong motor... I'm so exited about it, I can't wait to fire her up :D
    James
     
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    Guess what James....I got home sunday night and monday night my father-inlaw had his truck towed 200 miles to my shop....blown motor. I told you I would need it as soon as I got rid of it. He had to fork out the money for a new crate motor and I installed it sat.

    Anyway looks like your handling the swap pretty well.
     
  5. 78Suburban

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    OUCH, I hate to hear that John. sorry you didn't have the motor :crazy: ... but I promise it has found a good home :bow: :bow: :bow:
    James
     
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    more progress

    I had to stop today, because it started sprinkling, and I didnt' want to get caught in a downpour... (dont' worry, I covered the engine bay and engines)... Anyway, All I have to do right now is swap out the motor mounts (because my new engine doesn't have a place to put the rods that connect to the dust cover)... but I am basically ready to drop in the new motor.. I have taken of the starter, spark plugs, dizzy, alt, ps pump..
    I just gotta get some more time to work on it.. I bet that lowering the new motor in so that it lines up correctly will be a PITA..
    anyway, enough rambling: here's a few pics


    I used the boom on the tractor to lift the engine, once I had it out with the hoist
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    The empty engine bay, it looks so lonely in there
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    I haven't had the luxury of using air tools on this project :p:
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    James
     
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    sweet! looks like you are cruising along just fine, just remember to take your time.
     
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    looking great man... keep it going steady. Don't rush and forget the small stuff... you'll come back to it and won't have a clue what you did wrong...
     
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    wow good advice lol
     
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    hows the swap goin? got it back in yet?
     
  11. 78Suburban

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    ha ha, I wish. Between Finals and seeing my girl friend, I dont have much time to work on it. I'm pretty confident that I can have it put back in if I just get a few free hours. I MIGHT get a little while Sunday afternoon to work on it. I'm going to rent a ps pulley puller from autozone today, so I can swap my double pulley onto my non-leaky pump :D ..
    I'll post some pics when I finally git-r-done :p:
    Thanks,
    James
     

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