ApproachMedium wrote:So it starts, I finally came thru with buying a 5.7L Vortec V8 to swap in to my crew. The donor vehicle is a 1997 2wd Chevy C1500 pickup. It was in good shape but the frame rotted out and split, and was horribly repaired so its junk. The owner of the vehicle seemed to keep it fairly clean otherwise so it looks like I should have a good and able motor for the swap. Has 125k original miles on it.
For now here is a list of items I have gotten towards the job already besides the motor:
Wire harness from the donor vehicle.
3 inch in and out offset Magnaflow muffler
2.8L Motor mounts and 2.8 to 5.7 adaptors.
Sanderson 4x4 shorty headers.
2 inch Performance Accessories body lift kit.
New oil pan and pickup
New Oil pump
Revised Fuel Injection spider
All new top end gaskets
All new oil pan and pump gaskets
More to come, if anyone feels they have any suggestions here please give me a shout! I plan to work this thread in such a way where as items are added or moved around the lists I will update the original post to make it easier for anyone in the future to reference this information. Photos of progress etc. will be added in new posts below this one by either me or Dave who will be doing the dirty work for me.
ApproachMedium wrote:Thanks what exactly would you like measured? I am not going to be the one installing the new motor
HenryJ wrote:Good thread you are gathering up some good information.
paintballrocker wrote:nice thing about when i do my swap is......no IFS crap in the way!! haha
_STUCKY wrote:Out of curiosity, what do you use to elongated the holes? I was trying to make a oval out of a circle the other day, and it wasn't working out too well haha.
paintballrocker wrote:i might of missed it by skimming quick, but are you re-pinning the stock harness or splicing in a donor v8 harness?
Can't really comment until I see a side view with the final "look" but, when you compare the amount of work to modify them, versus "as is", I believe that they will look very good to me! I recently talked with Chris, the builder of those sliders, and he was quite proud of them. He's moved on from the S-10 platform and is running an ultra4 car now. That's the unlimited rigs that race in the King of the Hammers, in Johnson Valley, CA and other locations.ApproachMedium wrote:Thanks. How do you think it looks with the body lift?.......................................
Actually I did mention the miles that they have traveled! Now you just have to hammer on them harder than I have. By the way, Chris, I and everyone else, put too much emphasis on the powder coating. If, a product has an option to come "naked", and you plan to use the product for it's intended purpose..........settle on rattle can finishes. They're easy to touch up and PC is a PITA to work with. My PC is a PITA to clean up on the CC. Might be nice for the "mall crawler" crowd but, not for wheeling.ApproachMedium wrote:Cool! Did you tell him how far these things have traveled? lol.......................
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