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    It has begun...

    I started my H/C/I swap today at 1pm. It took longer than I wanted to get the motor out...oh well. I go back tomorrow at 1 to put another 8 hours of work into it.










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    Wow! Looks like its going well... I like the last shot with the wire harness all dangling from the engine bay. What H/C/I is going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Wow! Looks like its going well... I like the last shot with the wire harness all dangling from the engine bay. What H/C/I is going on?
    Ported, Polished and Milled 5.3L Heads
    Torquer V.2 Cam
    Fast 90/90 Intake

    There are some other goodies going on, but the list is too long.

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    where are u doing that al kinda looks like a school or something

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    Awesome! you're well on your way now Jeremy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbirdbrain89 View Post
    where are u doing that al kinda looks like a school or something
    The military base here has a garage with almost everything you can think of...air tools, lifts, SAE Certified mechanics as employees if you need help, etc...costs $2.50 an hour to use a lift.

    Quote Originally Posted by TempleU_WS6 View Post
    Awesome! you're well on your way now Jeremy!
    Thanks

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    looks like a good start. keep us informed on the progress.

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    Couple of questions...

    What shocks are those?

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    Are you going to take everything apart and paint it? lol

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    Man that's awesome. I would kill to have a place like that to work on my car.

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    looks great!!! how long did it take to get that far?

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    what kind of headers you got?

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    sounds like a good deal of work let us know how it turn out

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmdgto View Post
    looks like a good start. keep us informed on the progress.
    Here is my progress today...I spent a lot of time cleaning everything...makes it look like it's a new engine.

    I also got the Solid Motor Mounts on.









    Before the cleaning:



    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Couple of questions...

    What shocks are those?

    and

    Are you going to take everything apart and paint it? lol
    KYB AGX with Eibach Prokit (stock springs on the rear).

    I'm painting the valve covers, and calipers tomorrow. I think I may spray a coat on the engine bay sometime before the engine goes in to cover where my wrenches have scratched the paint away.

    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    looks great!!! how long did it take to get that far?
    7 hours...twice as long as I wanted. I also lost a K-Member bolt, I'm hoping it got kicked somewhere and it turns up soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by cobrakiller99 View Post
    what kind of headers you got?
    Pacesetters...I don't have enough money at the moment to buy the LPPs I want. After I sell the stock heads and whatever else comes off the car, I'll be able to have some free cash to buy them.

    Want my Pacesetters?
    Last edited by ls1camino; 04-30-2009 at 06:53 PM.

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    Looks good so far. What method did you use to clean the top of the pistons without getting all that carbon wedged in between the cylinder and the piston? Or did you take it all apart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAWPWR3 View Post
    Looks good so far. What method did you use to clean the top of the pistons without getting all that carbon wedged in between the cylinder and the piston? Or did you take it all apart?
    Rotated the crank till two pistons where TDC and used a air powered gasket stripper on both the engine deck (where the head gasket material was) and the pistons (just rotated the crank a quarter turn till two more pistons were ready to be cleaned). I then took a shop rag and wiped all of the crud out of the cylinders when the pictons were at the bottom.

    Question: Is it ok to mix coolant? I have a little bit of the green stuff left the block that I can't get out. Would it be fine when I'm done and adding the orange dexcool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Question: Is it ok to mix coolant? I have a little bit of the green stuff left the block that I can't get out. Would it be fine when I'm done and adding the orange dexcool?
    Cool, nice work on that. I dont see why not, if the green coolant you had in there was okay to use with all brands i dont think youd have a problem. When i replaced the stats on my cars, i just flushed the old coolant out but im sure we didnt get it all out. And ive been running the green stuff since then with no problems. But since its out of the car, theres no better time to try and get it all out if its possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Rotated the crank till two pistons where TDC and used a air powered gasket stripper on both the engine deck (where the head gasket material was) and the pistons (just rotated the crank a quarter turn till two more pistons were ready to be cleaned). I then took a shop rag and wiped all of the crud out of the cylinders when the pictons were at the bottom.

    Question: Is it ok to mix coolant? I have a little bit of the green stuff left the block that I can't get out. Would it be fine when I'm done and adding the orange dexcool?
    Just hose the bastard out. Green with dexcool will sludge up the system.

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    Pull the plugs out of the block -- 17mm allen head plug above and behind where alternator sits and 5/16" allen head (may actually be metric, but this is what fit best) just above where the starter sits. Then flush it out with a hose like Joshie D said.

    Looks great all cleaned up -- keep posting pics.

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    I wish I had a lift to do something like this on

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