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Old 06-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #51
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Quote: Originally Posted by superbee
holy smokes i guess ill be waiting a while LOL.. seemed like you were making decent progress.
I feel like it is coming along quick but I am afraid I will run out of money soon. If I can talk the wife in to letting me spend some extra then it will be done in less than six months.

Today noting big happened. I took off the exhaust and confirmed my motor mounts and shorty headers are on the way.
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i hear ya, a simple turbo motor swap for my sunbird has been on hold for about 2 years because of money with only a few amounts of progress.
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I used a power washer on the engine bay today. It wasn't too bad but it was a little greasy.

Before:





After a bottle of simple green and the power washer:




I also took my LS1 TV stand apart that I built a few years ago. It donated it's self to be a test motor for the fitment in the S10. Unfortianly it wont be put back together after this project.
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Test motor:
Old 06-20-2011, 09:25 PM   #54
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Tonight I came home from getting fitted for my tux (I'm in my buddy's wedding), and found a package at my door. It looked like this when I opened it:


I sat around the house for awhile trying to talk myself in to working on the truck because it was so damn hot outside(90*). I finally did guilt trip myself in to going out there and this is what I got done.

Cut the frame:


Installed motor mounts and installed the test motor...Kind of:


Almost there. I need to cut a little more on the frame and then swap the PS pulley and its in. This is how close it is (not really much cutting mostly the pulley):
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Looks good, i need to check this out some day
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So I will be building a 6.0 at some point in the future but for now I found a deal I cant pass up. It's a long story so bare with me. lol About a 1.5 years ago I did an LS1 swap in to my Silverado, and pulled my running 5.3L. When I pulled the 5.3L I was going to keep it for a project (like this) but decided to liquidate all my LS parts. I sold all my LS parts and this running longblock with all the covers and pan for $300 to a real good buddy. I wanted to clean up the garage and he wanted this 5.3L for a first gen S10 swap. Now he never got to it and wanted to make room in his shop so he told me to bring $100 over and pick up the longblock, all the LS parts and the motorstand. After I begged him to let me pay what he payed me I brought home my old 5.3 for $100!

After I checked the baring clearances, installed ARP2000 rod bolts and did a little cleaning/painting.

Here she is:
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well thats sweet!
Old 08-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #58
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I gaped the top ring for boost (.025) and installed ARP2000 rod bolts.

UPS and Fed-ex delivered this today:



Cam, Head Gaskets, Front cover Gasket (I destroyed my good one), both Crank Seals.
Soon I will be putting this all together.

5.3L shortblock w/top ring gaped .025
P&P 241 heads w/2.02 IV
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Comp Cam 228/230 .571/.573 112LSA
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:06 PM   #59
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Didn't want to delete the A/C but to run the Magna-Charger I had to and I doubt I will miss it much. I will be ordering a new blower box, fan blade, and tube from GMpartsdirect soon to delete it the right way. I am also going to run a FMIC on this Maggie to keep IAT's down. I know it will be tight but I think I can do it. Top tube to pull fresh air in, Maggie push's charge out the bottom hole in to pipes to FMIC and then in to the intake. There will be lots of pipe running in to one area but I have some ideas.

Heres pics of the Supercharger on the mock up motor:
(the tube is to hold the radiator support straight)


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I have never seen a roots supercharger mounted that way, looks interesting, keep it up!
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Looks awesome man!!!
Old 08-20-2011, 05:38 PM   #62
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OK so today I worked for about 6 hours on the trans X-member and now have 90% of it done. The only thing left to do is weld the plate on the X-member where the trans mount will set. I will post pics as soon as I get it done, which should be tomorrow.
Old 08-20-2011, 10:53 PM   #63
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A guy I know bought my 2.2 and trans yesterday and he is also doing a LS swap in to his S10. We got to talking and he said he had an extra set of mid-length headers for a 94-97 S10 that wouldn't fit his truck because of the A/C. Well I'm not running A/C so I asked if I could test fit them on mine and he dropped them off today. Here they are...installed.



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Are those ceramic coated? They look nice!
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Yes they are!
Old 08-21-2011, 05:45 PM   #66
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Cross member done just needs some paint. To be so simple it took about 9 hours to make. There was a lot of measuring, and test fitting before I got it the way I want it.

Old 10-02-2011, 01:31 PM   #67
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Decided its time to take this thing to my dads to weld on the frame and make a mod to the cross member. I will try to take pics but I forget sometimes when I am working on the truck.

Here is two pics of my tow rig, my trailer and my S10(1/2 of it) all together for the first time.

Old 10-03-2011, 09:39 PM   #68
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The engine is done and ready to go. I also polished up the headers be cause when I got them they were really scratched. Here is some boring pics...


Old 10-07-2011, 09:09 PM   #69
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I boxed in the hole I cut in the frame tonight. Here's some pictures:



I still need to paint it and then time to start putting the motor in this little devil.
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chicka chicka yeahhhh
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looks good.
Any info on the maggie kit. I've never seen a kit like that before.
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I like the way you party good sir!
Old 10-22-2011, 04:59 PM   #73
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More stuff done today. Heater box installed and the motor put in for the final time. Heres some pics:




Oil temp sensor intalled:


Trans and converter ready to be installed:
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Wow, this thing is coming along fast! Love it!
Old 10-23-2011, 01:18 PM   #75
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Thanks heather!

I put the trans and converter in today...even though it was my wife and my anniversary. Now off to spend time with the wife.
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Hey, that's how i'd love to spend an anniversary with a guy but i'm a different type. I am very jealous of your progress haha but i've definately subscribed to this. Your doing what I wish I could afford to do
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Well in all fairness, an anniversary is not supposed to be all about her! hahaha!
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I bought some parts and the dealer finally got them in. I will most likely install it tomorrow or this weekend.
Parts:
99-02 F-body 4L60E Filter/w pan gasket...Part# 24236799
99-02 F-body 4L60E filler tube...Part# 12552595
99-02 F-body 4L60E Dip stick...Part# 12560267
98-03 S-10 4L60E Manual shift shaft...Part# 24235194
98-03 S-10 4L60E Manual shift shaft retainer...Part# 8642246
Old 04-16-2012, 12:01 AM   #79
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UPDATE: I haven't worked on the S10 since 11-3-11 sooo let me tell you what has been going on. The wife and I bought another house. Now we have two house payments and it sucks as far having money or time to work on the truck. I do have a nice new 40x30 shop to work in when I get time. I will post up pics sometime soon of the truck in it's new home.
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Quote: Originally Posted by LSGUNSS
I am so bored with saving money to put this motor together so I spent a total of $20 or so to do this today. I am pleased with it.



kind of off topic and dont mean to thread jack, but i got the same color on my truck. did u get that color from the local parts store where they have the spray paint? iv looked and couldnt find it. trying to paint my handles and mirrors but cant find a direct match.
Old 04-16-2012, 07:56 PM   #81
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Yeah I did. I don't think they carry it most of the time because now I can't find it there. I did search online and found out you can order it.
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really?? nice to know. what part store u ordered it from?
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O'reilly's is where I bought my paint but I can't find it there anymore.
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Looks good. You should consider painting the mesh area on the grille black, or dark grey.
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I took a pic today of the new shop and the trucks new spot. I also worked on the exhaust and I have it laid out the way I want it but I still need to buy two 45* angles, two cats and two mufflers.

My 30X40 Shop:




The exhaust:
Old 04-21-2012, 05:55 PM   #86
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Did some more stuff today. Here are some pictures.


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That is the weirdest looking supercharger i have ever seen, everything looks good though man!

What are u gonna do about the waterneck on the waterpump?
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Thanks man. I'm going to run the LS3. That is just one I had around the shop to see how I would route the belts.
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I thought I would play in the shop tonight on the S10 so I put the fenders and radiator suport back on just so I could see how much room I would have up front. While I was doing that I tossed the hood on to see how much room up top I would have and took some pics.



Up front:



Up top:



I still have soo much to do and it almost makes me want to quit. I don't think I would feel this way if I had some money to spend on this truck. The wife and I want it running by this time next year so I can take it to Springfield Mo for the hot rod nationals. We will be down there for a bowling tournament so it works out for us.
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Looks like you already have a lot of the money spent! Truck looks great! Congrats on the barn, wish I had a place like that to work! I also hope to have my truck there next year for the show!
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What's your plans for fixing the clearance issue with the hood?
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Quote: Originally Posted by Iroc-10
Looks like you already have a lot of the money spent! Truck looks great! Congrats on the barn, wish I had a place like that to work! I also hope to have my truck there next year for the show!
Thank you, I have spent way more money than I needed to but I wanted to do it right.

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What's your plans for fixing the clearance issue with the hood?
I will just notch the brace a little bit. The sheet metal clears just fine but the brace hits just a little. The pics were taken with the hood closed and latched.



I also picked up a radiator and traded my LS1 fans for some space savers off of my good buddys Typhoon. I also have a waterpump that will be here tomorrow and spacers a few days after.
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Some pics of some of the radiator and fans



I need to cut a little of the shroud
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I worked on the truck today and here are pics to prove it. lol






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putting the rad within the support definately makes for better clearance!
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It's really a must with the truck acc. I prob. would have done it anyway with corvette acc. but I wouldn't really need to.
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I have truck acc. with a stock 4.3 rad and some junkyard fans and its tight lol.

Looking good love seeing updates on this thing.
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As others have said, I've never seen a supercharger mounted like that before, but I'm definitely going to be following this one!

Keep up the great work
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Just ordered some steel braided line and some fittings from summit and also bought a new Aeromotive 340 pump. Guess I will start on some fuel stuff soon.
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Very nice, Very Jealous of the project..
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