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M4wdFab

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Re: 572
« Reply #1575 on: July 03, 2017, 12:59:03 AM »
short side inner front blew on CV side.

shaft changed to 4130 set and leaky gurtle cover changed out. 

loaded for Rausch next weekend. 

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Re: 572
« Reply #1577 on: August 05, 2017, 10:03:14 PM »
full front end tear down
fresh short side 300M inner warranty shaft swapped in
RCVs lubed
2 new inner axle seals
1 new spindle bearing
gears inspected and OK, new lube

brake master cyl cracks welded up and reassembled

picnic flat trep cleaned and re seated- appears no tire damage and hold air


needs fuel

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Re: 572
« Reply #1578 on: September 19, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
needs a motor swap. 

picking up another 5.3 later today.

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Re: 572
« Reply #1579 on: September 19, 2017, 12:20:31 PM »

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Re: 572
« Reply #1580 on: September 19, 2017, 10:23:28 PM »
good deal maybe, but 2000 would be cast heads i think

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Re: 572
« Reply #1581 on: September 19, 2017, 10:26:07 PM »
took a gamble on a 2002 5.3 today.  got some extra parts with it that i can part out if its junk.  meh


stripped down and almost prepped for swap.  planned out how its going to happen.  should be more than enough room to slide back, lift, turn 90 degrees and pull motor out of top after most of it is stripped down in the car, fuel cell, exhaust, sway bar, and coolers removed.  rad and light bar should be find to stay.  dont think its going to be the night mare i thought it would be, should have new motor running saturday. 

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Re: 572
« Reply #1582 on: September 20, 2017, 10:25:34 PM »
almost started emptying fuel out of this guy tonight and then realized it didnt wash itself....


3 broken exhaust bolts extracted from heads, water pump faces cleaned up, coolant temp sensor hole taped to NPT. 


super excited to have all good exhaust holes for once on an LS motor! 

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Re: 572
« Reply #1583 on: September 21, 2017, 09:59:57 AM »
Can come over tonight and assist.


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Re: 572
« Reply #1584 on: September 22, 2017, 12:07:17 AM »
pulled the old van motor tonight!  managed to twist and turn with only the addition of the light bar and oil filter removed past what i had planned.  no chassis cutting was necessary. 

some chassis work / inspection and should start on the new install tomorrow. hope to fire saturday!

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Re: 572
« Reply #1585 on: September 22, 2017, 10:25:49 PM »
New motor fired, sounds good.  No knocks or tics, has good oil pressure and no apparent smoke with garage testing.  No blowby on dips tick.

Just a few odds to wrap up and lock the cell back down. 

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Re: 572
« Reply #1586 on: September 22, 2017, 10:44:05 PM »
total investment will be 14hrs.  probably about 6 hrs more than our front engine cars. 

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Re: 572
« Reply #1587 on: September 22, 2017, 10:45:54 PM »
i guess that includes some harness wire way fix, some exhaust wrap fix, and chassis fix near the 3 link that likes to crack

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Re: 572
« Reply #1588 on: September 23, 2017, 09:13:06 AM »
what are you doing with the old motor ?

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Re: 572
« Reply #1589 on: September 23, 2017, 03:53:56 PM »
what are you doing with the old motor ?

I have a 5.3, PCM, wiring harness stashed in my storage unit...