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« on: March 18, 2010, 08:24:58 PM »

We have several 70 degree days coming, so it's time to start the swap.
 
"I'm goin in" as Stan put it.  I have some work to put out yet, but this will be an easy one.  Once I have the 5.2 out I have a short list.
 
**  Put a ding in the exhaust pipe near the T Bar on the right side  10 minutes
**  Remove the bolts from the fiberglass heater cover on the bottom.  I don't need it so out it goes.  5 minutes
**  Weld the balance weights on to the converter 30 minutes
**  Clean up a few minor wiring issues on the engine harness (Tach feed) 10 minutes
 


 
The greatest feeling in the world is when I see those Dowel pins on the trans disappear and have the 4 top trans bolts tightened.  Once the starter is in, she'll fly
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2010, 12:14:53 AM »

I had a few engine exhaust pipes and some headers that would hit the torsion bar also!

Good luck with your swap Steve!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2010, 02:10:38 AM »

Finally!
Good with the bigblock-swap Steve.





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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2010, 03:13:03 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2010, 04:18:05 AM »

Truthfully, I wish I could be there.  Godspeed, my son.

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2010, 08:32:48 AM »

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I had a few engine exhaust pipes and some headers that would hit the torsion bar also!


Thanks Guys
 
Stu, when putting in a small block, these Headman Pick Up headers are perfect.  They vent down out the back.  The angle floolws the contour of the floor board and makes it real easy to make connections.  But they are only available for small blocks.  Most headers I've scene have the collectors at the bottom, near the T Bars and are really tight.  But with these, you go up to them with your pipe.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2010, 02:00:11 PM »

I couldn't hear any swearing from here so it must have went well?

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 02:14:47 PM »

If the weather holds, I'll have the new block in Sunday.  Then I have to just put it back together.
 
Found #1 and #2 Injector appear to be bad. . . The new engine came with 8 brand new ones.  These have close to 175,000 on them so I think it's time.
 
Found a few hidden problems in the wiring I am going to work on this evening.  I have to wait for the ground to dry before I crawl under the car, so the bottom will be tomorrow.
 
Lots to do!  Later
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 04:06:19 PM »

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I had a few engine exhaust pipes and some headers that would hit the torsion bar also!


Thanks Guys
 
Are they coated also? I have used some of the shorty Hedmans for other engines and they worked great...I wanted lots of clearance in one of my off road machines so that style was perfect. They make a tough header that will take some abuse and last.
 
Look at your picture reminded me how close the headers run to the steering column. I broke an engine mount in an A body 340 4 speed with headers on it years ago. When it happened I was turning and the engine tilted and locked up the steering...panic moment!
 
Keep up with the pics of your progress! Good luck with your project!
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 04:47:47 PM »

No, I bought Chrome ones.  Duh.  I amgoing to paint them with some of that 2000 degree paint.  Of coarse I am going to mount them before I drop the motor in.  Should take 10% of the time than in the car. . .
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 04:59:01 PM »

OK  I found the picture.
 
I had to modify the right side so it could clear the control arm.
 
They'll be high heat silver tomorrow. . . 
 

 

 
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 05:28:14 PM »

Phew!


Bell and bottom are all done.  Rain tomorrow, but I can get the intake ready.  Have to hook up the Exhaust.
 
Decided not to do the headers.  It will look way neater int here with the logs and they flow just about as good as the headers do.  I'll use the headers on the 68 instead.  That's getting a 360 as well.
 

 

 

 

 
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2010, 03:14:33 AM »

Looks good Steve! You got a lot done! What is wrong with your headers? They look in good condition from the pics. I have done some mods to the collector on that type of header in the past to help them breath a bit better. I can tell you how if you want to use them still.
 
Good luck with your swap! Hopefully it won't rain on your project!
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2010, 04:58:20 AM »

Remind me again why you're doing this?
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