Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by johneyboy03, Nov 6, 2011.
Put the grill back on so i can see if everything allright
Everything fit good
Got my headers ready for a mock-up. Have to modify cylinder # 3 because of steering shaft clearance.
Just need a final welding and exhauts will be ready for powder coating
Finaly got my th350 to dana 20 from novak adapter.
need to design a braket for the transmission mount
New transmission mount with torque arm done. Just need to align everything under the jeep so i can make hole for the bushing
Also worked the ECM braket and location inside the jeep.
You are making great progress!
Yes it’s coming together
Engine got back out the jeep. First mock-up of the complete drive train
Front drive shaft is close to pan.
Engine is at his final location. Engine support are clamp in place ready to be weld.
Steering shaft clearance and front drive shaft are close to headers and transmission oil pan but everything is clear.
Engine support are welded in place
Muffler flange are weld in place
I'm about finishing the wiring for the 5.3 engine.
Since i'm using a th350 transmission i dont need to use the transmission group of wiring within the painless. Si i just strapp it down with between the engine group dans the computer connector.
The final routing under the dash is done. Engine computer will have a good hiding place.
Hardest part was to pass all the wiring from inside the cabin to the engine bay. Painless provide a 1 5/8" od grommet with a 1" ID. Since i have loom all the engine side wiring it doesnt go with their grommet. I endend drilling a 1 3/4" hole and use the the another grommet that i have.
Nice job! There certainly a bunch of wires. My son had trouble getting everything under the dash when he built his 1968 Nova. Looking forward to when you get it running.
i've kinda been here off and on, didn't realize you were using a 5.3. it's an amizing engine, seems a little overpowered for a jeep, as opposed to a pickup or suburban.
Totally agree with what you said.
My decision wasnt about power but more about cost and mpg’s over my blow up 360.
this swap is pretty straitforward, you just need to take you’re time figuring things out.
I’ve upgraded front and rear axle so they should hold up to this power....i hope so ahah
ours has 320K miles and still going strong, hopefully yours lasts well.
Mine suppose to have 100k miles on it. I have bought from a reputed junkyard allready professionnaly taken out the car (avalanches 2002). I have a three month warranty from the day i start it up.
i asked 2 machine shop if a basic rebuilt should be done and they told me to try it out first and if no problem doesnt need to bother.
Inside cab wiring is all done except for the shifter that is not installed yet (wire are already ready)
Been working on final assembly of the drive train yesterday.
Had some hard time fiting the transmission cover. I had put it before without the torque and flexplate and it was a nice fit.
With the flex plate in i don't know why it doest wanted to take place.
I have to use my die grinder to trim a little
Engine and transmission is final bolted together
Just need to put the seal between transfert case adapter and transmission and i will have a complete powertrain ready for action
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