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I have a 2000 s10 4x4, and going to put a 4.8 LR4 Vortec out of a GMC to power it.

so far I have the engine in the engine bay waiting on a oil pan, engine mounts, and still trying to decide on how to wire it.

I ordered a oil pan canton came out with last year. I was going to get the mildon oil pan, but it has too many accessories to have to buy for it, the canton one uses the stock engines oil pan gasket, and windage tray.

the oil pan is suppose to be in the mail here sometime this week.

for exhaust manifolds I was looking at the sanderson CSLS1584x4 headers, it seems like the biggest problem for manifold swaps is the manifold clearing the steering shaft.


I had three exhaust manifold bolts break on me removing the stock ones. I managed to get one out with a multi-spline screw extractor, today I got in the mail a Lisle 71400 manifold drill template for GM 4.8 5.3 and 6.0. The screws broke flush with the head, and this tool can either extract whats left of the bolt, or drill out and re-tap the threads. I might post some photos of that if it works good.


I wanted to do the wiring as cheap as possible, is it possible to do a stand alone harness, and keep the functions of the dash, like the speedometer? I've contacted some wiring companies and they said to keep the functions of the dash, I would have to get a direct fit harness,

is there another way?


also the truck has a np236 push button four wheel drive and the GMC had a stick in the floor/ manual np246. both transmissions are the same, the 4L60e, I just kept the transmission out of the GMC mated to the 4.8 that came out of it, and was going to swap transfer cases, for the one on the s10


my question is: does the computer PCM control the 4wd on the s10 and GMC? is it possible to switch out the transfer case on the back of the GMC transmission and instead use the s10s transfer case that would retain the push button 4wd,


I've looked at adapting a np231 and maybe just using that transfer case with adapters from novak to have a manually shifted front differential.


I want to swap engines, but still want to keep four wheel drive also.

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or keep the GMC np246 and somehow getting it to lock the front differential on the s10,

the GMC had a electric motor on the front differential also.
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the canton racing oil pan came in today, cant post a photo though.

just have to get the oil pick up tube and oil pan gasket before I start.

talked to the guy who makes the wiring harnesses and he said the 4wd is controlled off the BCM so not worried about having 4wd now.
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I contacted advance adapters they supply transmission and engine adapters. they said the same thing about the four wheel drive unit. the bcm controls that part through a sub harness.

I contacted canton to try and see if a different remote oil filter can be used, they said probably, and said possibly the stock oil pan adapter might work that was on the LS to begin with,

I still haven't taken the pan off yet though to check,
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I used the Lisle 71400 manifold drill template yesterday, and starting on the other exhaust manifold bolt hole this morning.

I did manage to get one out with the Irwin mulit-spline extractors I have,

but for some reason it didn't work on the other two, probably didn't get the drill hole centered.

the great thing about the lisle tool, is it centers itself up to the hole for drilling,

I couldn't use the extractor that came with the lisle tool, but it isn't a spiral screw extractor, I want to say its a straight flute screw extractor, it says no. 2 on the extractor, its the kind of extractor you hammer in the broken part of the bolts and then screw it out. I've never used one like that, but where I off centered the hole, trying to use my multi-spline extractor, I just went on and re-tapped the hole using the 17/64 bit and 8x1.25 tap.
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the pickup tube came in,

I removed the stock oil pan and test fitted the canton one,

it clears the front differential,

but I'm going to have to get a few different sized bolts, two for the front, and two for the back, need some shorter ones,


and going to have to figure out something for the flywheel cover, exposed for now,


I have to get a oil pan gasket and seal it back until I get some engine mounts.
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I got the oil pan back on,

went out and got the #OS 30693 R. fel pro oil pan gasket,

the stock oil filter adapter is made into the pan, so I have to get the one made by canton.

the back of the canton pan where the two long bolts off the GM oil pan, are right up against the transmission and flywheel. I had to get some shorter 8mmx1.25 bolts, and some shorter 6mmx1.00 bolts.

you have to have midget fingers, or be extremely lucky to get the back two bolts back in, where the flywheel is at. they were originally long bolts. I got them back in with 1/4 inch ratchet and swivel. 6mmx1.00 bolts.
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on the remote filter I think I'm just going to get the canton part number Canton Racing Oil Filter Mounts 22-631.

I spoke with the people at canton racing products, and they said that oil filter is pretty much like the stock oil pan, except instead of a LS3 filter, I would have to use a LS1 filter, the LS1 uses a standard 13/16 thread, instead of a metric 22mm. besides that its the same filter.
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I ordered a EGR delete fitting. at first I was thinking the EGR was run through the intake and somehow it was going to be difficult to remove, but there is only one bolt holding the hose on to the intake. and once removed it just pulls out.

I spoke with someone at canton racing products again today, and they make a flywheel cover for the t56 transmission. and I read somewhere the t56 and 4L60e have about the same or the same bellhousing. I'm going to buy one of those flywheel covers, and if I have to modify it, but hopefully not.
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I got a EGR block off plate, STREETRAYS part number SR-LQ4-EGRPLATE. it fit the 4.8 intake.
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Is your truck stock height or lifted? I'm looking forward to seeing how much clearance the 22-631 filter mount has between the filter and the driveshaft. Wish they would have had this option when I ordered my milodon last year, really not fond of the remote mount filter.

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the truck is stock height,

some of the engine mounts I was looking at purchasing from two different companies, you had to add a 2 inch body lift, to clear the musclerod oil pan, I think I'm going to get the dirty dingo adjustable lsx engine mounts.

I ordered the 22-631 oil pan filter mount, and the flywheel cover the other day, those parts are suppose to be here tomorrow.

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Is your truck stock height or lifted? I'm looking forward to seeing how much clearance the 22-631 filter mount has between the filter and the driveshaft. Wish they would have had this option when I ordered my milodon last year, really not fond of the remote mount filter.
from what I've seen online canton just started making this oil pan this past year in 2017.

the canton oil pan has plug on the drivers side I guess for the dipstick tube,

but I'm still using the engine mounted stock LSX dipstick tube that came with the engine that's on the passenger side
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I'm running the dirty dingo adjustable mounts on mine, I recommend getting poly inserts for the mounts that come with them or ordering some poly frame mounts from current performance. I'm running the poly mounts from current, went right in with the dirty dingo sliders.

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I'm running the dirty dingo adjustable mounts on mine, I recommend getting poly inserts for the mounts that come with them or ordering some poly frame mounts from current performance. I'm running the poly mounts from current, went right in with the dirty dingo sliders.
did you get the part number: DD-LS-S4 engine mount from dirty dingo? those come with clam shell mounts, I saw somewhere that the clam shell mounts is what came on 4 cylinder s-10s, supposedly stronger than the 4.3 stock mounts,

would energy suspension poly mounts work in place of them? did you just press out the bushing and put in the poly bushings?


is your truck already on the road? what kind of exhaust manifolds are you running? I thought about the sanderson exhaust manifolds , but they are kind of expensive, any other options?


my project is a combination of two trucks that were given to me. for the past few months, I've changed brake lines, and suspension components, on the s10. I still need some cab and radiator core bushings. I was going to get a remanufactured 4.3, but had the opportunity to put in the v8. I'm planning on having this truck pretty soon, cant wait to drive it.
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Yep, that's the mounts I used. The clam shells they come with are super soft rubber, I planned on swapping to poly because big power is in the future. But I mocked it up with the supplied mounts and the mounts sagged the moment I let the weight down on them. Energy does make inserts (3.1145r) but they're $45 each, you can get the poly mounts from current for less (http://www.currentperformance.com/sh...engine-mounts/).

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the truck is stock height,

some of the engine mounts I was looking at purchasing from two different companies, you had to add a 2 inch body lift, to clear the musclerod oil pan, I think I'm going to get the dirty dingo adjustable lsx engine mounts.

I ordered the 22-631 oil pan filter mount, and the flywheel cover the other day, those parts are suppose to be here tomorrow.

I cant upload any photos all the images are too big to upload, tried to resize the images on my computer, and still cannot upload.
If you use postimage.org, you should be able to post your pics with no problems. This thread needs pics to help others know what you are doing!

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I used a carbide bit and made the holes on the flywheel cover larger, and then mounted it on the bellhousing, and then used the carbide bit in the holes on the bellhousing. I had to trim some of the material off the bottom of the flywheel cover, I just used a sharpie and a bench grinder. cut some material off up to the line I marked with the sharpie. and I had to trim some material off the passenger side of the flywheel cover, to get the oil filter adapter on.


the adapter fits really tight, almost right up against the flywheel cover. I believe the flywheel cover could have been made of thinner material, maybe it wouldn't have been that much trimming. I also used a rubber mallet to position the adapter. it fit really tight on the oil pan.
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Yep, that's the mounts I used. The clam shells they come with are super soft rubber, I planned on swapping to poly because big power is in the future. But I mocked it up with the supplied mounts and the mounts sagged the moment I let the weight down on them. Energy does make inserts (3.1145r) but they're $45 each, you can get the poly mounts from current for less (http://www.currentperformance.com/sh...engine-mounts/).

Yeah, the trucks been on the road for a couple weeks now. Currently has about 500 miles on it. Well I tried a set of the speed engineering headers when I first started putting it together but they where a no go. So instead of searching for headers, I built a turbo kit from scratch. When I was researching I read that the 98 camaro manifolds would work, but the set I tried where still going to be a pain to run the exhaust past the driveshaft.
what about the gas pedal cable? did you keep the lsx cable mounted and run that to the s10's gas pedal, or did you use the s10's cable and hook it up to the lsx engine?

did you hook up the cruise control cable off of the s10?
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I gotta say for your stick 4x4 if its like my ZR2 with stick 4x4 you shouldnt need any wiring harness/ computers to engage 4x4. I have a NP231 transfercase that uses stick to engage the only thing electronic is the transfercase switch that lets me know 4x4 is engaged. It should be less of a headache. To use that manuel locking one instead of wiring another entire unit in. Just my opinion

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I gotta say for your stick 4x4 if its like my ZR2 with stick 4x4 you shouldnt need any wiring harness/ computers to engage 4x4. I have a NP231 transfercase that uses stick to engage the only thing electronic is the transfercase switch that lets me know 4x4 is engaged. It should be less of a headache. To use that manuel locking one instead of wiring another entire unit in. Just my opinion

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Advance Adapters and CPW both said the body control module controls the transfer case. the np231 on mine is push button above the radio.

the transfer case that was on the v8 was a np246. you move it into 4x4 with a stick. I was just wondering how I could make that work in place of the push button.

I'm thinking its just going to be easier to remove the np246 off the v8's transmission and bolt on the np236 that was on the s10.
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If its stick there shouldnt be a body control module for it. When my 4x4 wasnt working i ran through the whole system. The only thing I found was a cable from my stick to my transfercase. And a pigtail to my front diff. Once I unplugged it and my light that tells me my 4x4 is engaged didnt work thats it.

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Id try to keep the stick 4x4. You will have a lot less headache in the long run no replacement of transfercase control switch or anything else

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Id try to keep the stick 4x4. You will have a lot less headache in the long run no replacement of transfercase control switch or anything else

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I know what you mean, but I have the pushbutton 4x4.
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Yep, that's the mounts I used. The clam shells they come with are super soft rubber, I planned on swapping to poly because big power is in the future. But I mocked it up with the supplied mounts and the mounts sagged the moment I let the weight down on them. Energy does make inserts (3.1145r) but they're $45 each, you can get the poly mounts from current for less (http://www.currentperformance.com/sh...engine-mounts/).

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how high did the engine mounts sit off the frame? did the engine sit closer to the driver or passenger side?

I don't have the engine mounts yet, and I was just kind of sitting the engine and transmission on a jack and engine hoist, to see if the oil filter adapter I got from canton will work. if I use the oil filter pf454 from ac delco, I should have enough room between the front yoke and oil filter.

the guy from canton said it would work, but I'm not 100% sure it will now, I might have to send it back for the remote filter.
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Just going off of memory, because I'm out of town working.. The oil pan is only about a 1/4 off the crossmember and the engine is offset slightly to the passenger side.

ETA it was even closer after the supplied rubber mounts sagged with the engine weight on it.

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so this is the oil pan



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the valley pan on the 4.8, didn't take a photo of the oil pickup, but the canton oil pickup only uses two mounting points, not three like the stock pickup tube.


here is the oil pan mounted adapter, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to send it back because it doesn't look like enough clearance between the front differential.



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this is a photo of the other side of the flywheel cover I had to trim. I used the stock cover off the starter and trimmed it some to fill up the rest of the gap.
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Is your truck stock height or lifted? I'm looking forward to seeing how much clearance the 22-631 filter mount has between the filter and the driveshaft. Wish they would have had this option when I ordered my milodon last year, really not fond of the remote mount filter.
had to return the filter housing, going to get a remote filter housing now. still waiting for the return to go through before I get the remote mount and fittings etc.

I haven't got the dirty dingo mounts yet because I cannot talk to anyone on the phone, is this company legit? I haven't emailed them, still waiting to order, did you get the mounts from their website?
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I saw a guy posting about the pan mount filter not working yesterday in a typhoon, was hoping you where having better luck.

The company is def legit, I'm running there mounts on my K5 and my s10. Just ordered from the website both times though.

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this is a photo of the other side of the flywheel cover I had to trim. I used the stock cover off the starter and trimmed it some to fill up the rest of the gap.
You are using the wrong link to post pics, click on share, then the second one from the top, says "Direct link". Your pics are still small when you click on the thumb, and it takes you to postimage.

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I saw a guy posting about the pan mount filter not working yesterday in a typhoon, was hoping you where having better luck.

The company is def legit, I'm running there mounts on my K5 and my s10. Just ordered from the website both times though.
its kind of odd that summit racing and canton racing both list the oil pan mount as a suggested part as well as the remote mount.

but, the pan mount

it doesn't fit.


I even called canton racing on the phone and they told me it would fit.

this part isn't cheap, and I'm still waiting to see what summit says about returning it, they should almost have it back by now, but it shouldn't be listed as a suggested part that fits on either website.

maybe its only meant for 2wd s10s. but neither website specifies that.

I spoke to someone at canton racing, and asked if summit wont accept my return, would you take it back, and they pretty much said it has to be in 'pristine' condition because they would have to re-sell it. which I think is bullshit, because if a part is over $200 and you say it will fit no problem, it should fit.

not to mention I have to do this whole thing over again, and I'm out of time wasted.
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I'll try again on the next photos I post. I received the dirty dingo mounts today I ordered Tuesday. I'll try and post some photos of those.

Summit racing still hasn't refunded my money back yet, but they did accept my return, it will take another 3-5 days. but when I get my money back for the wrong oil filter mount, I'll post some photos of the remote filter kit.

the plan is now, to bolt the engine down, and wait for the remote oil kit.
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I left the dirty dingo engine mounts loose that connect to the engine, they slide back and forward.

when I lifted the transmission, the engine mounts slide over the frame mounts, and bolted right up.

there are no instructions that I could find on installation, but there are 6 bolts, and 8 bolts, and 2 long bolts,

the 6 bolts I guessed were for the frame, and the 8 bolts were for the engine block, the 2 long bolts were there for mounting the engine block to the frame.

all I have to do now is mount up the transfer case and transmission crossmember.
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I left the dirty dingo engine mounts loose that connect to the engine, they slide back and forward.

when I lifted the transmission, the engine mounts slide over the frame mounts, and bolted right up.

there are no instructions that I could find on installation, but there are 6 bolts, and 8 bolts, and 2 long bolts,

the 6 bolts I guessed were for the frame, and the 8 bolts were for the engine block, the 2 long bolts were there for mounting the engine block to the frame.

all I have to do now is mount up the transfer case and transmission crossmember.
Got any pics of the mounts installed? Also what are your plans for exhaust?

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Got any pics of the mounts installed? Also what are your plans for exhaust?
sanderson exhaust manifolds. then I'm taking it to a exhaust shop for the pipes and muffler. I don't want it to be loud. I'm going to get the exhaust shop to install the 02 sensors also.

sanderson was the only exhaust manifold dealer, that would answer a email, and sanderson claims they will fit with no modification.

I went out earlier and got a new transmission mount, put it inside the crossmember, I didn't bolt the transmission mount to the transfer case

got both sides of the transmission crossmember lined up with one bolt on each side, and then bolted the transmission mount down to the transfer case, I didn't have to modify the stock crossmember at all, it lined up like it did before.

I'll try and post some photos, it looks like the remote oil filter is going to be really tight to the frame, but I'm still waiting for summits return to show up. maybe next week.
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Thanks for the pics, those mounts look nice and they fit with the transmission in the stock location with no issues?

Also other then the oil filter adapter, how do you like the canton oil pan? I was just looking at there website and have you thought about trying the remote filter adapter that has 90 degree fittings to help clear the front axle?

I have the Milodon pan for my ZR2 swap and the pan itself it nice and sturdy but not impressed with the -10 Male fittings they have for the oil lines, they are very close to the inside of the pan and you have to shave down the fittings to get them to screw on all the way. Thinking the Canton 90 degree Adapter would fix this.

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Another question for you, I see in the pics you still have the stock truck accessory drive on there, are you planning on running that or an aftermarket kit to run the stock 96+ S10 accessories? I am looking at the LS Simple kit to run my stock alternator and a/c compressor in the stock location that is designed for F-body spacing so you free up more room for the radiator and fans.

What are your plans for a radiator and fans?

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Sorry if I skipped any posts saying otherwise but I'll just reply with some advice about swapping in an NP231. I recently swapped in a rebuilt NP231c into my crew cab. Used the shifter found at https://www.novak-adapt.com/catalog/.../sk2x/kit-sk2x and everything ended up working out just fine in the end. Make sure to ask them for the GM 5 bolt bracket for the shifter though. For the transfer case I picked up, I got a rebuild kit and SYE kit from jb conversions. The tcase came with the wide chain, and I also threw in a 6 gear planetary because why not. Install ended up being pretty clean as seen here https://i.imgur.com/V0giR0l.jpg | https://i.imgur.com/DJENSZ1.jpg | https://i.imgur.com/RheTrtQ.jpg

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A useful guide to follow for rebuilding a 231 can be found at http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/tr...d-and-beef-up/
I'd strongly recommend a manual shifted tcase over electronic, as they are less prone to failure and easier to install. Plus, they feel plain badass to shift into 4LO compared to pressing a button.

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Thanks for the pics, those mounts look nice and they fit with the transmission in the stock location with no issues?

Also other then the oil filter adapter, how do you like the canton oil pan? I was just looking at there website and have you thought about trying the remote filter adapter that has 90 degree fittings to help clear the front axle?

I have the Milodon pan for my ZR2 swap and the pan itself it nice and sturdy but not impressed with the -10 Male fittings they have for the oil lines, they are very close to the inside of the pan and you have to shave down the fittings to get them to screw on all the way. Thinking the Canton 90 degree Adapter would fix this.
I haven't gotten the oil filter adapter yet, thanks for the heads up. I might just the 90 degree adapter now. the canton pan was a little cheaper is the only reason I bought it instead of the mildon. and I could use the stock windage tray with the canton pan. mildon doesn't specify if you can use the stock windage tray.


I didn't have any issues as far as the engine and transmission transfer case. I left the transmission bolted up to the engine. left some wiggle room on the mounts when I bolted the engine into the frame. when the engine was close to the mounts it just fell into place.

I had to bolt up the transfer case to the transmission. and the crossmember still lined up to the holes in the frame when I was putting the transmission mount on.


dirty dingo makes there mounts to be used with the mildon oil pan, and the canton pan is about the same I would say. there is one company that sells the muscle rod oil pan but you have to lift your truck 2 inches with a body lift for it to clear the front differential.


I'm going to keep everything that came with the engine on it, I'm not going to run a/c. and I'm going to get a electric fan setup of some sort, using the stock 4.3 radiator.
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I'd strongly recommend a manual shifted tcase over electronic, as they are less prone to failure and easier to install. Plus, they feel plain badass to shift into 4LO compared to pressing a button.
I think i'll keep the other transfer case just in case. thanks for sharing.
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You are using the wrong link to post pics, click on share, then the second one from the top, says "Direct link". Your pics are still small when you click on the thumb, and it takes you to postimage.
if I direct link it comes up as a url to click on instead of a photo.

I think I made those photos too small when I uploaded them.
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Thanks for the pics, those mounts look nice and they fit with the transmission in the stock location with no issues?

Also other then the oil filter adapter, how do you like the canton oil pan? I was just looking at there website and have you thought about trying the remote filter adapter that has 90 degree fittings to help clear the front axle?

I have the Milodon pan for my ZR2 swap and the pan itself it nice and sturdy but not impressed with the -10 Male fittings they have for the oil lines, they are very close to the inside of the pan and you have to shave down the fittings to get them to screw on all the way. Thinking the Canton 90 degree Adapter would fix this.

what kind of filter housing are you using for your remote kit? canton gave me part numbers for everything EXCEPT the oil filter housing.
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I just wanted to add that the dirty dingo mounts that mount to the engine block are adjustable, so I got the bolts almost all the way threaded in, but not quite. I wanted the mounts to be able to move from side to side when I was lining the engine up, when the engine was close to the mounts it just fell into place.
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the lines coming out of ther power steering pump/reservoir off the 4.8 bolted into the s10's power steering gear. no modification.
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nice to see someone else doing a 4x4 LS swap. look forward to seeing the finished product.
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in the photo part of the heater box is out, I didn't want to damage it getting the v8 in, but it clears.

I got the rear drive shaft bolted in, everything seems OK. got the crossmember tightened down, and all the engine mounts and engine to frame mounts bolted down.

I moved the engine hoist out of the way for a photo of the engine in the frame.

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