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Old engine lifted the head.. So instead of dumping 4-5grand into a new SBF. I just spent $400 on a complete 5.3L.

Went from this:

To this:


To a cleaned this:


Then the final product:


I have the engine/trans (TH400) already and yesterday fabbed up the motor plates. Hoping next week to have the engine/trans in for a mock up fitting.
 

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HUGE progress today...

5.3 and the TH400 bolted together...

Getting it set in...



Got the mount's made up...


All in...




You'd never know. :D



So glad that's done now. Now thing's are gonna get rollin'. :leghump:
 

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Subscribing. I'm considering this myself, so looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.
 

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youre gonna love it. i have a stock 5.3 myself and it puts down 854 hp with a 76mm turbo. lights off as fast as you want it (sometimes too fast) and has lasted a year over 700 hp. cant beat it.
 

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youre gonna love it. i have a stock 5.3 myself and it puts down 854 hp with a 76mm turbo. lights off as fast as you want it (sometimes too fast) and has lasted a year over 700 hp. cant beat it.

I can't wait, hoping by x-mas it'll be done.. I currently regasketing the engine before the final install.

Well the MS came and was built...

From this...

To this...


My converter also came in...



Also my 80's came in with the completed MS setup:
 

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How does your trans, converter, flexplate to LS all work out?

Really I mean, does your converter have the LS flexplate bolt pattern, orrr?

Thanks for the help - Jesse
 

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How does your trans, converter, flexplate to LS all work out?

Really I mean, does your converter have the LS flexplate bolt pattern, orrr?

Thanks for the help - Jesse
It's all GM stuff. The trans is a th400, flexplate is from a 5.3 truck engine and the converter is for the th400. Though new holes had to be drilled for the torque converter.
 

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It's in for good now. Got the MSD/MS wired and working. Now just to plum the fuel system and get the turbo kit fabbed up.
 

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Lookin good man!! I may have missed it, did you leave the truck pan on it or change it out? Have any pics of how low it hangs?
 

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Lookin good man!! I may have missed it, did you leave the truck pan on it or change it out? Have any pics of how low it hangs?
Yup, used the stock truck pan.. though apparently mine was a dud..


:crying: Guess we'll be pulling the motor once again before going any further..
 

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Picked up the Hummer/GM hot rod pan today, along with a stock pan just in case.. Hoping Tuesday I can get the new pan on and run the motor a bit longer.

Also just ordered the flanges to start on the hotside.. :evilgrin:
 
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