From here, we had a local muffler shop weld up the exhaust pipes to connect from the manifolds, to the rest of the stock exhaust. They modified the existing harness and bought a new one from. Within an hour, we had the cooling system squared away. To some this might be the amount of money you set aside each month for bills or the amount of money you have to buy a car. The first time we turned the key and primed the system, we had zero leaks. Their universal throttle cable really made it easy to adapt to any car, and it only took us about an hour to install.
I have put together a bunch of information on various wiring harness as I come across them. The Shop number is 603-335-3350 and our email is Thanks, Kurt. If your car is unusual you might have to test fit and see what works. After both Brad and his dad had driven the truck around for a while, the speedo pooped out. The engine bay was then thoroughly cleaned with Simple Green. We removed the compressor and the rest of the accessories fit fine.
The finished fuel system: pump, pre-filter and pump. This required us to cut and reweld the factory radiator mounts, but no big deal there. This allowed us to get adequate fuel to the engine, as well as plumb the return to the lowest point. Megasquirt controlling fuel and spark, same as the 8100 above. They were all clearly marked, making an easy installation.
Starting off with a stock 5. The output shaft is larger on the 5 speed so the 4L60E case wouldn't work. Oil Pan Besides the motor mounts, one of the biggest concerns is the oil pan. There are options for complete aftermarket drive systems that compact everything, but drive the price up of a conversion. I would like to install the 5. You hop in and go — just like a modern car. We picked these up and headed back home.
The alternator and the battery cable to the starter were the only wires that had to be connected from the converted wiring harness. The system worked once thus installed, but it had problems. The system was also on the 5. Be advised that it's a truck I've had since almost new and the only reason for such effort on my part is because of stubborn sentimentality! Dad modifies a motor mount. This meant fabricating, reusing, and calling friends for parts. Prior to swap, his dad was getting in the area of 15 mpg on the freeway.
I about have the tranny out of it so I do need to figure out which way to go pretty quick. Some have made 1,500 horsepower on this block. The biggest problem will be getting past the security system in the 5. I sprang for the suburban and now I'm wondering what I've done! The 4L80E that was bolted to this engine was picked up after being rebuilt by. This, along with grinding off of a boss on the manifold allowed the stock manifolds to clear.
Brad has clamped the upper and lower sections of the pedal arm prior to making the second cut. Yeah I figured on all the small stuff already. This was my very first fuel injected swap. Enjoy the picture slide show and let us know if you have any question regarding these swaps. Just Chevy Trucks is roughly 3,000 miles from us in sunny southern California. I have information on this page about mechanical repair if you've already had a failure. The swap is slightly more than rebuilding a basic small-block, depending on how much work is needed.
We spent a lot of ours scratching our heads, checking out what we had in storage, and fabricating little pieces to make everything work. Doug Well I got the old tranny out the other day and called around for some prices. It's all about picking the right parts and knowing your chassis. Please ask any questions you may have, I try to answer everyone's questions. I'm really satisfied with it though, pretty much looks like it came from the factory with the 5 speed. This ensures a perfect fit and no vibration cruising down the road. I am timidly excited about the project and really hoping for a good result.
Enjoy the picture slide show and let us know if you have any questions regarding these engines. For junkyard engine builds, this is a very desirable engine. Depending on vehicle equipment and different options it would be different for every application. Or you might have some parts laying around that you could use to make the swap cheaper, like a radiator or fuel tank. I'ts being a bit stubborn.
I know alot of people are putting the ls engines in old camaros and other hot rods so I know its possible to do. Probably what I would have spent on rebuilding the automatic and I'm much happier with the standard. Doug Well things are at a stand still right now until I figure out which flywheel I need. The car now does 75 mph on the freeway, or can sit in traffic all day and not overheat. I plan on keeping the manual transmission in the Z71. I have now come across a Vortec 5.