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This is a discussion on engine swap started within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; http://stealthram.com/engineswap.htm in about 4 hours, had the trans out, and just about everything disconnected from the engine, i.e, wiring harness, ...

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    engine swap started

    http://stealthram.com/engineswap.htm

    in about 4 hours, had the trans out, and just about everything disconnected from the engine, i.e, wiring harness, belts, suspension, hoses, etc... pretty much all that's left is some wiring on the back of the motor and the bolts that hold the crossmember in the car. motor should be out tomorrow.

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    If its coming out the bottom, why did you remove the trans with the car in the air? That's time consuming...

    I JUST finished my engine swap, and dropped (or lifted the car ) the whole thing (engine, trans, K-member and suspension together) in under 2 hours.

    And there is no need to disconnect the ground wires at the back of the head or the oil pressure sending unit. They stay connected - drop the engine harness with the engine!

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    I did mine thru the bottom. It was in my opinion almost easier that way once I learned how to do it. Less stuff to disconnect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc 85Z28 View Post
    If its coming out the bottom, why did you remove the trans with the car in the air? That's time consuming...

    I JUST finished my engine swap, and dropped (or lifted the car ) the whole thing (engine, trans, K-member and suspension together) in under 2 hours.

    And there is no need to disconnect the ground wires at the back of the head or the oil pressure sending unit. They stay connected - drop the engine harness with the engine!

    because i wanted to waste that 30 minutes removing the transmission and be able to see all the wires and vacuum lines.

    under two hours!! you're a god at it. i'm not in a hurry.

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    Looking good man... nice pics and breakdown....Any probs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KITTvsKARR View Post
    Looking good man... nice pics and breakdown....Any probs?
    going alot easier than i thought it would go. the fun begins with the install. i had to buy motor mounts from the dealer. kinda knew i would. just hoping i didn't. 80k on the original ones. $82 each though. no parts store listed the mounts.

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    Whats going in?

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    Ouch! 12 grand? What are you hoping it will show numbers wise? Are you selling the ls1 to make up some of the money?

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    motor should be capable of nines and produce low to mid 600s. if someone wants to buy it, sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23
    motor should be capable of nines...
    Nice.

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    Are you doing the work at home or at your work?? Just curious.

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    at my work.

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    awesome dude! Its about time. I cant wait for an in-car camera view of this thing screaming down the track. Great set up !!!

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    thanks

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    Why not go with polyurethane mounts? They a good bit cheaper at $50 for the set, and they will hold up much better than the stock mounts. I had reservations about body shake due to the harder mounts before - but after I got the engine running I hardly notice the difference.

    And getting dropping everything in under 2 hrs... it was my first. I've pulled multiple bodies from the chassis of newer Ford F150s and Expeditions at work, and I must admit, my car was more of a PITA!

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    i'd rather not take the chance of being the one with the vibration issue. i already have that with the trans mount.

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    motor and k-member went in today. most of the wiring is done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    motor and k-member went in today. most of the wiring is done.
    Wont be long now and you will be smiling!!!

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    hopefully by the end of the week. i should have all of the motor stuff done tomorrow. then wait on the transmission to be fixed. should be ready on wednesday. install it and fire it up.

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