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Old May 9th, 2017, 06:35
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Yeah they are. It was pretty much next day shipping from these guys, ordered mod day Thursday and received them Monday
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Good luck with the one bolt in the passenger side mount...you'll know what I'm talking about when you get to it lol!
I have read about that in a few threads lol I guess we'll see here soon. I really want to get to working on it for a good chunk of time just haven't been able to get to it lately.
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Good luck with the one bolt in the passenger side mount...you'll know what I'm talking about when you get to it lol!
THIS x100!!!! i cant keep collector bolts tight on the passenger side and keep blowing through gaskets and getting to these bolts SUCKS!
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Old May 9th, 2017, 13:30
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THIS x100!!!! i cant keep collector bolts tight on the passenger side and keep blowing through gaskets and getting to these bolts SUCKS!
I'm pretty sure I just gave up on that bolt. I dont think its in there.
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I'm pretty sure I just gave up on that bolt. I dont think its in there.
i didnt bother with it
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Old May 9th, 2017, 20:03
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Haha I sat them on the frame rails today and I see what you guys are talking about. Looks like you would have to have the bolt in the mount then line it up and get and started, now finishing it.... haha
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So not much of an update today, but I got both heads off and I am waiting to hear back from a buddy that does head work for a living to see what he would charge to just clean them up for me, while I wait on that I think I'll clean up the engine bay and maybe paint it. For now a couple picks



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So not much of an update today, but I got both heads off and I am waiting to hear back from a buddy that does head work for a living to see what he would charge to just clean them up for me, while I wait on that I think I'll clean up the engine bay and maybe paint it.
Take the time to do it. it makes the whole swap just look more clean
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Old May 10th, 2017, 19:29
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You planning on doing the rocker arm trunnion upgrade? I would if I were you. They are out already and it's cheap insurance. I'd also throw lifters into this thing while it's out. LS motors always sound valvetrainy, but new lifters address this.

Whenever I go to 041 heads, I'll be doing the same thing.
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You planning on doing the rocker arm trunnion upgrade? I would if I were you. They are out already and it's cheap insurance. I'd also throw lifters into this thing while it's out. LS motors always sound valvetrainy, but new lifters address this.

Whenever I go to 041 heads, I'll be doing the same thing.
Honestly I don't want to put any more money then gaskets into this motor because I feel like I already kinda got the shit end of the stick on this motor. If all goes well when I first start it up I will run and will be pulling the motor early next year to do a cam and get some headework done, and possibly upgrade the intake system. But for now I'll rock what I got and hope for the best
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Take the time to do it. it makes the whole swap just look more clean
I plan on repainting the whole thing red again when I'm done so mind as well huh. What do you guys think, red or black for the engine bay?
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Black, easier to maintain, does not look dirty all of the time.
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I plan on repainting the whole thing red again when I'm done so mind as well huh. What do you guys think, red or black for the engine bay?
chevy orange!!!
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im planning on building a 5.3 bored to 5.7 with a 383 stoker crank in it with a cam/ported heads some time after i do jk 44s and buy a house...so atleast 3-5 years from now probablt

my goal is around 400 to the wheels, cause i obviously need it to be way faster than it already is haha
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chevy orange!!!
The engine itself will already be chevy orange lol i think that might be a little to much haha.
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