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Old 05-11-2006
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I forgot to mention in the last post that the 302 got dropped off at the Motor Shop today for a freshening up. I was talking to the guy and he said something like 2 weeks. They are swamped.
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Originally Posted by Mike @ SJ Emergency Light
I'm doing this project at my buddies shop (he is a certified mechanic) we talked about it and he said that the Carbed project would be EASIER and CHEAPER two things I am looking for in this project. Don't worry ben when we get done the truck will be 1000Xs better than it was the last time you saw it.
Yeah thats for sure carb is easier and cheaper. Yeah i can't wait to see it.
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mines carbed and is wonderful

although she is moody.some days she runs as well as my 3.0 and others i just dont drive her.
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PICS PICS PICS PICS PICS...

did i mention pics?
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I'm going tomorow night to pull the 2.8 and possible cut the rusted floor boards out so I will get some pics up I promise. I wanted to post some up a couple days ago but my internet was down for some strange reason.
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I know it has been forever since I have posted in this thread about the swap. Well not much has happened thats why. I just got word late last week that the donor motor was junk on the inside even though it seemed good. It would have needed all new internals (Crank, Pistons, Rods, Etc.....) The final damage would have been around 1600. I don't have that kind of cash at this time so I went in search of a new donor. I have found one which Jeffro and i will be going to pick up on Sunday 8-6-06. Hopefully this one will be a little better or atleast be able to make one good one out of my two junk ones. We will see anyboyd in the area of Seward, PA maybe we could meet up for lunch or something on sunday thast where we will be headed for.

EDIT: anybody notice the motor shop 2 weeks was 2 1/2 months. Glad I wasn't in a hurry.
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that sucks man. hope everything works out and keep us informed.
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There has been a long gap on this thread. For one reason I have been working many hours and getting my house ready for my new son. (Due Any Day Now).

Well now for the update. The second motor was decent but fell over at the shop while on the stand and got pretty busted up. So we made a phone call to the local junk yard and found another motor. I figure third time is a charm. The good part about it is now I can take my time and build the other 302 up at a later date a little at a time. I have two of everything for the motor and I can completely build up the other 302 far down the road. For now I just have to find the time to put the 3rd motor in the truck.
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Damn man, sounds like you can't catch a break. Good luck with this one.
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like winks said good luck, and congrats on having a child
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Ha ha! Best wishes, "Dad"!

I erroneously said in the latest video that you had already replaced the motor...whoops. I'll amend that to "is being replaced by a 302 V8".
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The next video I'm in you can say here comes Mike with the new V8.
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Old 09-21-2006
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Stopped into the shop to check on the progress of my motor yesterday. I was standing in the shop and noticed where i knew my motor was sitting there was now a bright green motor on the stand. I go over to look at it and realize that it is my motor and has been regasketed and resealed and REPAINTED. I told them that it looked awesome and they told me that I was lucky they couldn't find PINK High Temp Engine paint otherwise it was going to be a nice shade of pink. With friends like that who needs enemies. Oh well it is starting to come along. I have a couple other things I need to get to get it started.

Maybe tomorrow I can stop at the shop and take a couple of pics of the GRABBER GREEN motor with the Chrome Edelbrock Valve Covers.
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snot green rules
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wooo hoo cant wait to see pics
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Cool, it'll be great to have that thing back on the trails.
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Motor Pics Finally

Here is the motor in it's painted green beauty.
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Wow, maybe I should paint my 5.8 green as well... Looks cool man. Does this mean a new rattlecan paint job for the truck?
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Yeah Trucks new colors are going to be green and black. I am probably going to shoot the whole truck in a new rattlecan Gloss Black and maybe somekind of green design on it somewhere.
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I really like the green but pink would have been better.
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seriously! (whith a lisp) lol
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Hey, that ain't gay -- it's "radioactive green"! You should stick one of those "nuclear hazard" symbols under your hood, lol.

Stand too close, and it'll do a "Fantastic 4" your butt. You'll end up as the "Human HiLift" or something...
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Nice, so what other goodies are going into the motor?
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You guys just wait. For you guys that have seen my piece of junk you won't believe it is the same truck when I get done with it. It is going to be a nice trail rig when I get done. It's not going to be lifted any (for now) but it will look 1000x's better than it did and sound the part too.
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Hey, we let you off easy...imagine what we would have said if they HAD painted the motor pink...
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