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Pulled a 1250lb engine today.... to repair the oil pan

Jon81K5

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PO fixed a leaky pan with fiberglass repair kit.... turns out for good reason. Engine had to come out. Some guys have a hard time believing a 4 cylinder can weigh over 1k lbs.

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Is that an old Detroit?
I haven't seen one of those swaps in person, heard a couple of them driving around town years ago.
 

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Yep, look at the width of that valve cover!
 

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Your truck?
Yes, bought it already swapped in early September but needing a bit of work. So far I’ve replaced some body panels/glass. swapped the rear axle, rebuilt all the brakes, cleaned out the fuel system, and now this due to the oil leak.
Think the original swap was done 20-30 years ago

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Yes, bought it already swapped in early September but needing a bit of work. So far I’ve replaced some body panels/glass. swapped the rear axle, rebuilt all the brakes, cleaned out the fuel system, and now this due to the oil leak.
Think the original swap was done 20-30 years ago

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Thats sweet. I love it. Do a build thread.
 

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Welded the oil pan, freshened her up, and dropped her back in. Many people commenting on how the color doesn't match, had to explain that not painting a Detroit Alpine Green is a sin. Trans is shot, but wasn't an overdrive unit so not too hurt over it.

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Very cool project.

Are you doing this in an open air garage?

I'm stationed on Camp Pendleton. They have an automotive hobby shop that is fairly reasonable on a monthly basis. Plenty of niche tools, welders, lifts, etc... a perk of being here. Yes it's open air, but SoCal is fairly temperate.
 
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