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Old 06-07-2007, 11:54 AM   #15
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Sweeeet! I love a story that has a happy ending. The two of you were meant to be together.

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Old 06-07-2007, 02:17 PM   #16
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Engine swaps are tough if you haven't done it before. My brother is somewhat mechanically inclined and pulled the engine out of his Toyota all by himself (WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL) with the help of a book. He broke it down and took the damaged parts to a shop where they were rebuilt. You can do it. It just takes time and determination...

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No, i know that...I'm "mechanically inclined", too. But, physically, how do you get the damn engine out of the car!?! Not with your bare hands I'd expect...
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Old 06-07-2007, 02:33 PM   #17
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Engine Hoist. You can rent them at some local Auto Parts stores. Pull the motor and tranny in one piece. Take 'em a part, lift the motor up to an engine stand bolt 'er up and start disassembly.

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Old 06-07-2007, 08:24 PM   #18
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Engine Hoist. You can rent them at some local Auto Parts stores. Pull the motor and tranny in one piece. Take 'em a part, lift the motor up to an engine stand bolt 'er up and start disassembly.

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Gotcha...And instead of taking them apart, some people - the ones who are actually swapping the engines, just put a new one in? That clears things up - thanks!
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Old 06-08-2007, 01:25 AM   #19
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Yeah...but in most cases, it's a lot more than just a swap. Tranny usually has to be changed, larger radiator, and a whole mess of other beefier parts. When putting twice the power (or in some cases more) to the ground, you need to start thinking about all the suspension parts and rear end as well. But, for just swapping the engine and going larger, there will usually be a lot more than just the engine that needs changing.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:20 AM   #20
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Yeah you have to do all the supporting mods if you want your setup to last.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:37 AM   #21
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:43 AM   #22
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It isn't too bad. You just have to make smart investments and really research the parts you need so you don't need to do multiple installs of the same part. It will save you money in the long run.
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Engine swaps are always a hassle unless you are replacing you engine with the exact same engine ie small block to small block, big block to big block. Computer controlled engines are a whole different breed because of the ECM/PCM (Computer) and wiring harnesses. GM is really good about interchangeable parts on the earlier SB and BB. I on the other hand, am running into clearance issues with the Big Block. Come to find out I have more room in my Camaro than I do the Blazer… Time and patience, that’s all it takes…
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #24
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Gotcha...And instead of taking them apart, some people - the ones who are actually swapping the engines, just put a new one in? That clears things up - thanks!
When doing an engine swap you want to pull all of the accessories off of the old motor like the all the alternator, water pump, a/c condenser, intake, carb / fuel injection..etc (it's a long list).... and transfer them over to the new motor. What ever will work on the new motor or dosen't require to be upgraded..use it. As they say..if it ain't broke...


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Old 06-09-2007, 12:43 PM   #25
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The engine swap is under way. Pulled the 402 Out of the Camaro and am in the process of installing it into the 72 K5 Blazer. Soon the Camaro is going to have a 500 horse 427 resting under the hood.

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to me, changing the engine is changing the soul.

the car is not original anymore. not a true one anymore. I 'm against mods.

am i the only one?

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Old 06-11-2007, 11:38 AM   #26
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damn man thats one kick ass engine you have there if only you could put and audio file on how it sounds..... hmmmm.............
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:54 PM   #27
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to me, changing the engine is changing the soul.

the car is not original anymore. not a true one anymore. I 'm against mods.

am i the only one?
No, me too. I only approve of minor modifications..."performance enhancers" I call them - there's no replacement for displacement. Superchargers, intercoolers, intakes, cyllinder heads - you know the simple stuff.

The only reason I'd approve of a complete engine swap is if the car is so old - milage OR age, whatever, and the car couldn't go on.
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Old 06-13-2007, 02:27 PM   #28
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No, me too. I only approve of minor modifications..."performance enhancers" I call them - there's no replacement for displacement. Superchargers, intercoolers, intakes, cyllinder heads - you know the simple stuff.

The only reason I'd approve of a complete engine swap is if the car is so old - milage OR age, whatever, and the car couldn't go on.
agree. only when the engine's dead
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