Well, I went home this weekend and with the help of a few guys from the MinneSSota club and some high school buddies we got the motor yanked. This is step one in the LSx Engine swap.
It was a fun and eventful day, me and my Dad got it into the shop and removed the hood early on saturday. I then started unbolting things and waited til reinforcements arrived. It was about 11 when they started rolling in and by then I had most the electronics removed, the headers unbolted from the export pipes and the torque converter bolts removed.
After everybody arrived it was a lot of fun and humor. It was probably the most fun I've had with this car since the first day I had it. We got the motor free from the car and ready to go on the stand about 6:30. After wards I took the guys out that stayed for a steak dinner. It is wonderful having that kind of support from friends that want to see my car run again and are willing to give up a saturday to help me out. I couldn't have done it without them.
The next step is to get the tranny out (Too tired to do it after we got done cleaning up the mess, so it will have to wait til next weekend) and then part out my LT1. Then I will obtain my base engine and start building. I have 400 RWHP and 20 MPG as my goal. Very reasonable with a LSx based engine.
Anyways onto the pics.
^ I actually drove it in there, last time this motor will run probably.
^ Beau was wondering what all that racket was! (Didn't seem this bluury on the camera)
^ Chevy patio table!
^team effort FTW!
^ lets pull the beast!
^ Scott thinking to himself, "if I fart now will anyone hear it?"
^ Scott with his trademark "Thumb's up!"
^ Casey always having to one up Scott!
^ Look at that pretty pink Vigilante converter!
^ Oh Crap, I broke the engine stand! Both front wheels came off when we were putting it into the shed. Luckily it didn't tip over.
^ here is how she sits til next week
My Support teams rigs:
^ Dennis' Sweet 95 Caprice wagon!
^ Scott's Roadmaster (My old car, He repainted it, lowered it, put impala rims and sequential tailights in it) It is a heck of lot nicer now then when I owned it.
^Casey's Supercharged mega lifted 38" tire smoking chevy.
That is all for now!
1973 Dodge Charger, Cali car, 360 CI, 904 tranny. For Jacob Juelich 1982-2008
1975 Cadillac Coupe deVille Cerise Firemist, not pink!
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with 38K miles as of 11/24/08
Formerly owned about 10 Rangers and RBV's
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