I spent most of thursday night watching those videos!...awesome trails out there and scenery,I felt like I was in the truck --going up those steep inclines with no gaurd rails must induce some severe butt clenching!....sounds like the truck had no trouble climbing those grades...I couldn't help but think how bad it'd suck to break down out there though--looked like a LONG walk if you had to hoof it to a main road from there!..
The part of the trail where that giant round Mesa is in the background,looks like a perfect place for a giant UFO to land on!...I'd love to get to see that area of the country and the grand canyon someday...
great thread! I just bought a 2001 8.1 with harness, complete exhaust system, harness, computer, pedal, and radiator for 700.
it is going in my 91 c1500 that originally had a tbi v6. I am planning on using the 62 psi pump in my stock sending unit inside the tank.
anyway what did you do with the evap line that went to the original tank on the 2001? I have the 3 lines that almost go all the way back to the tank from the donor truck.
also has anyone used the tune from lt1swap.com? I want something on the cheaper side with a decent tune for now. I would like to be close to 375 hp and 500 ft lbs... later I plan on a rebuild and cam/springs/adjustable rockers so I would get a better tune done then.
also would there be any benefit to keeping the egr if I have room?
thanks for any help
Thanks for the info. I did a 350 tbi swap into the truck about 10 years ago... it still wasn't enough power though.
I am still undecided on what trans to run. Either nv3500 or nv4500. I like the ratio of the nv3500 better, but I don't think it would last long. I am going to call howell and find out more on their tune. I like your power numbers lol.
ok so I am a little further along in my swap and I have another question. the part number you listed for the flywheel 12582964 comes up as 1965 and up when I type it into different gm parts websites.
has anyone confirmed for sure that this is the same as earlier 2 piece rear seal internally balanced flywheels? I also cross referenced o'reilly's website and it list the same flywheel for virtually everything from 1965 to 1985. But it don't list a flywheel for the 8.1.
I read about guys using 2 piece small block flywheels and it working, but I hate to waste the mone for the wrong flywheel.
I am using a early style nv4500 and clutch also if that matters.