This would cause a lot of debris to get stuck in the filter, along with water and possible damage from rocks. I have been reading a lot of threads on this forum and ls1tech and other sites. Direct Replacement Since these trucks are still fairly new, there are not really any applicable direct replacement engines that are any different than what came in the truck originally, which in most cases is a 5. There are headers made for these swaps apparently. Can I afford to buy them fast? But that's just me and how I do things.
Engine choices started with a wimpy 4. Lastly, they offered to convert the wiring harness as a stand alone harness. Don't have to modify stock harness to get sh! Exhaust Just like the other parts, there are many options for an exhaust. Are the dirty dingo motor mounts the way to go?. The stronger steel block will also handle power adders better than the aluminum version, and will happily accept upgrades later on down the road. This is a pretty straightforward engine swap. The last piece of the fuel system that required attention was the throttle linkage.
People say you have to change the fuel pump out to a vortec style pump from a later year truck. You could also get the high-po 6. The new truck had a redesigned exterior, interior, chassis, and more power in some of the engines. They are adjustable, so I think they'd be your best bet for getting the motor plunked in. They're a double pass design putting the inlet and outlet on the same side which greatly simplifies plumbing to the engine. Glad your car is good for you. And I said its his choice in my first post I just don't see how swapping a v8 unless it was given to me in a v6 shell the same money someone would pay to just do the swap would be kinda pointless because u could use that money to build an already v8 car.
The throttle cable that came with it was about two feet too short for us to be able to use. Direct Replacement : 350 V8 long-block, part no. Standard ceramic finish is polished silver, contact us for bare steel and black ceramic coated pricing. Your pump will work 12. To make matters worse, the car has a two piece driveshaft.
You already have a vortec pump if its a 98 12. Or will a 4l80E be the way to go? Horsepower numbers are secondary unless you plan on blasting across Baja at high speeds all day. Some companies make gas tanks with high pressure fuel pumps inside, much like a factory set up. Later-model fuel injected engines may require stand-alone fuel management of transmission management computers. Buying an aftermarket harness and all of the accessories could add up quick and blow our budget.
Before swapping anything out, you're going to have to know what kind of engine to install. What we did was contact our friends at Performance. Since this car is a cruiser and because of how the tank sits in the car, we opted to mount it in front of the tank. The center of this conversion is our engine mounts and crossmember kit. Make sure to pay attention to where your cross member is, and if the steering components are in the front or rear of that cross member as these will affect which pan you use. We went with the top machined pair.
Do you already have a donor engine? Is it easier to just buy a hotrod already built? If you have to ask that question, your not ready for the swap. It cleared the front cross member, and the steering linkage. Wilson recommends the part no. I modified mine for a cleaner look. However this car is an oddball so we needed something custom. You should never just stick a filter on the end of the throttle body. The extra cost was easy insurance for us, and has already paid dividends.
With the drive train package complete, they put them on a crate and shipped them out to us. I've heard up to 20mpg! In most states, the engine used cannot be older than the chassis for emissions compliance. I've seen contradicting answers in regard to this equipment change. Lastly, the oil pan kit comes complete with everything needed, including the correct pickup tube. This widespread use means that complete engines can be found in wrecked vehicles in salvage yards from coast to coast. Since we are keeping this engine stock, we utilized the stock harness and used the stock computer. If not, like Smittro mentioned you are going to need more than just the engine.
To sell that just to get into a tired 100k++ worn out car that is 75% the same just because it has a v8 that I can drive today would be a huge step backwards. The first time we turned the key and primed the system, we had zero leaks. Starting off with a stock 5. Every swap is going to be unique and have different challenges and costs associated with it. For junkyard engine builds, this is a very desirable engine.
We only had to connect a dozen wires to handle all of the wiring for the swap. This crate engine comes fully dressed, from the top of the charge-cooled supercharger assembly to the ignition system, water pump, balancer, and more. Cross member placement along with steering linkage is all going to factor into the equation as well. These headers do not work with 4wd. After fabricating a small bracket on the floor to attach the cable to the factory throttle pedal, we were in business. Cooling System Every radiator is going to be different for every application, but this is something to consider. For cooling components, most of the radiator hoses including the upper, are from the donor 5.