Pecmoney's 5.3 Swap Thread.

Discussion in 'The Engine Bay' started by Pecmoney, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Pecmoney

    Pecmoney Morale Is Up.

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    Front clip coming off for the swap. Starting to get excited.
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    Alright folks got the t-case dropped. Next the transmission, then the motor. Pics when its all out.
     
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    Got the tranny and the motor out! Next is to clean up the engine bay and start sorting through the gauge wires.
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    Your progress looks great so far! Where did you get the fuse and relay block and how much did it cost?

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    I built it from lt1swap.com. Its easy to do and it cost like 25 bucks after everything. Here is the link. http://www.lt1swap.com/fuseblock_obd2port.html
     
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    Got the dirty dingo mounts installed and the 5.3 setting in there. Pretty tight to the firewall and clears the cross member just barely. Think I'm going to the either notch and weld the cross member or make a whole new one just to give it some more room to slide forward if need be.
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    I used the factory engine mounts at first and barely had any (spelled "none") crossmember clearance. I ran it like that for a while cuz im a dummy.

    I then used DIY4X lower engine mounts with my dirty dingo uppers. I have plenty of clearance now and did not have to hack the factory crossmember.
     
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    So how is this going? Do you have it running?
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    makes me wish I would've never got rid of my 5.3 I had laying around...
     
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    Yep sorry folks. Work has been hell. 12 hour days 7 days a week. It's in and running. Took it down the road and the transmission was bad. No second gear. Currently taking it out and getting it rebuilt.
     
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    Bummer on the bad trans. Always something isn't it, lol??
     
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    Subscribed I'm getting ready to do a swap myself, I'm doing my research first. I've honestly never done more then minor tune up work so this is gonna be a big challenge.
     

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