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Old June 9th, 2017, 23:20
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

IIRC there are a couple vendors over at the pirate4x4 forums that make aftermarket 'shallow' pans with added baffles.
Pacific fab comes to mind.
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Old June 11th, 2017, 06:40
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

I like this ICT accessory bracket kit, because of short belt, no idler, no tensioner only manual turnbuckle tensioner, very nice product, easy instal:


tight clearence but OK:




one thing I have to do is cut the steering pump spacer about 15 mm (0.59") because the old Jeep pump has other distance of the pulley than camaro pump:
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Old June 11th, 2017, 09:12
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

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IIRC there are a couple vendors over at the pirate4x4 forums that make aftermarket 'shallow' pans with added baffles.
Pacific fab comes to mind.
The shallowest pans I was able to find were the Pacific Fab and the Holley ones. Both are very expensive, but the Pac Fab has better baffling for our application.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 13:30
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

That doesn't seem to be much engagement on the waterpump or crank pulleys.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 18:56
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That doesn't seem to be much engagement on the waterpump or crank pulleys.
If it's not running a mechanical fan I think it'd be fine.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 22:10
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

I was also thinking there is not much engagement on the waterpump but without the mechanical fan it should be OK - we will see
If you look on the camaron/corvette belt routing it seems to be similar
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Old June 13th, 2017, 22:21
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

fuel lines done



AT shifter done. I had to straighten and then bend the shifter on other place to clear the parking position from the center console and get the 1 gear positions also. I grind the last 2 detent (3,2pos)
Now it shifts through all gear, the park, reverse, neutral, D detent work. I also relocated the TC shift linkage and it works fine ( I switched from stock 242 to 247 and now I have 231)
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Old June 14th, 2017, 06:19
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I was also thinking there is not much engagement on the waterpump but without the mechanical fan it should be OK - we will see
If you look on the camaron/corvette belt routing it seems to be similar
Yeah that's probably true. I was drawing from experience with a guy that put this motor in a Miata (!) with superchargers (!) ... yes, plural. Two M90s mounted upside down, one over each head. He had a devil of a time getting enough engagement.

But the sound. Oh lord, the SOUND!! Shrieking demons under the hood and screaming rubber out the back. Sweet Jebus.
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fuel lines done
I was unaware there was an adapter from the QDs to braided hose. Two questions- can you share the PN, and why not just cut and flare an AN Tube Nut onto that rail?

I ask because this would be helpful in replacing the transmission cooler lines. I dislike QDs on vital fluids, much prefer either hardline or better yet HD hydraulic hoses (I use the stuff that can withstand thousands of pounds of pressure, used in forklifts for the hydro motors). Yes it is MASSIVE overkill, but I've lost too many transmissions to cooling lines stress cracking. I'll pay $5/ft to never have to worry about it again.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 07:07
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

burntkat, I wanted to use the stock quick disconnect fuel rails and outputs from tank, so I decided to go Russell because of their Quick-Connect Hose End Fittings.

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- Russell 611203 EFI SAE Female Quick-Connect Hose End Fitting Straight - 3/8'' SAE Female to 06 AN
- Russell 611253 Full Flow Hose End Straight End -06AN To 5/16 in
- Russell 632080 ProFlex Hose -06 AN
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

power steering setup: stock jeep pump, universal febi PS fluid reservoir, 4.0 intake rubber hose, bracket


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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

this weekend was exhaust fabricating:






I hope there will be no front driveshaft clearence problem


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Old July 24th, 2017, 23:05
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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

small clip of the very first start after 6 months wrenching. I noticed some thermostat housing leak and of course 4l60 to 231 ATF leak, but the sound of the engine and the exhaust (magnaflow) was worth the effort. i am looking forward to enjoy the first drive..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoYuzKTW-ME

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Re: XJ LM7 5.3 swap

Awesome! Congratulations

What accessory brackets did you use?
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Old July 25th, 2017, 01:11
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Awesome! Congratulations

What accessory brackets did you use?
these are ICT billet LS Truck - Alternator / Power Steering Bracket Kit, SKU 551499-3 with slightly modified PS bracket to mount stock jeep PS pump.
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