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Old 02-26-2019, 05:56 PM
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This is a great thread, I am really enjoying it as I am starting to gather parts for my LS swap. I recently picked up a T-56 and LS2 I'm hoping to start my swap this fall.

Keep up the great work!
Nice, I saw few of those pictures of what you picked up. Gonna be one heck of a set-up.
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Old 02-27-2019, 12:04 AM
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Nice, I saw few of those pictures of what you picked up. Gonna be one heck of a set-up.
Thanks Mike, I can't wait to start my swap once I get all the parts gathered.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:53 PM
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Pistons showed up! 2 hours later the 5.3 in my Silverado **** the bed with a bad head gasket, maybe cracked heads. Apparently it's common on the 5.3 for cracked heads. Oh joy lol


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Nice looking pistons!

That's to bad about the 5.3L in your truck.

I know the feeling, when I was building my corvette's 355 I got it started successfully for the first time and it ran well (which I was happy about) then later that week the LS6 in my CTS-V literally blew up (3 holes in the block, smashed heads etc...)

The highs and lows of car/vehicle ownership!
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:42 PM
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Congrats on getting the pistons finally, crappy luck with the truck 5.3L. Curious on what year of truck? I've owned two 5.3L silverado, both gen V trucks (direct injection engines) and have zero engine issues.
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:54 PM
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It's an 04. 186k on it so it's up there. I'm suspecting the heads let go because it's never overheated as long as I've owned it. I'm going to pull a valve cover and check the casting mark on the head. Apparently if it has a certain casting logo it's more prone to cracking.
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Old 03-02-2019, 09:41 PM
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It's an 04. 186k on it so it's up there. I'm suspecting the heads let go because it's never overheated as long as I've owned it. I'm going to pull a valve cover and check the casting mark on the head. Apparently if it has a certain casting logo it's more prone to cracking.
The Castech 706 heads are the known problem ones.... if that's what happened, should be easy enough to fix. If you want to fix it that is.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:44 PM
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The Castech 706 heads are the known problem ones.... if that's what happened, should be easy enough to fix. If you want to fix it that is.
Will
Your knowledge about every engine ever built never ceases to amaze me lol

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Old 03-17-2019, 11:16 PM
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Gonna start ordering more parts!

I should be able to get away with an Fbody oil pan, right?

Gonna order up the oil pan, intake, headers, motor mounts pretty quick here.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Pwnage1337 View Post
Gonna start ordering more parts!

I should be able to get away with an Fbody oil pan, right?

Gonna order up the oil pan, intake, headers, motor mounts pretty quick here.
fbody pan fits fine. 👍
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:01 PM
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Pwnage, curious on which engine mounts you going with?
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Old 03-18-2019, 04:59 PM
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I was just going to buy the ICT Billet ls swap mounts and reuse the SBC mounts in the car



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Old 03-19-2019, 11:25 AM
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Those engine plates look great pieces, I like ones with different mounting position, as who knows what you will actually need. I reused my stock sbc motor mounts on my swap. Curious on your plans for converting the oil pressure sensor and coolant temp so that your digi dash works? I just reused the stock sbc oil pressure tee/sensors. I run two coolant temperatures, one on my fast digi dash (fast uses it for the coolant fans) and one on an autometer gauge.
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Originally Posted by Mike Holmen View Post
Those engine plates look great pieces, I like ones with different mounting position, as who knows what you will actually need. I reused my stock sbc motor mounts on my swap. Curious on your plans for converting the oil pressure sensor and coolant temp so that your digi dash works? I just reused the stock sbc oil pressure tee/sensors. I run two coolant temperatures, one on my fast digi dash (fast uses it for the coolant fans) and one on an autometer gauge.
There's a vendor on ebay that sells the complete digi-dash set ups that are made to work for ls swaps. Let's keep this build going. It's re-motivated me to get back to work on my C4 in hopes of getting her around the local track in a month or two!

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Originally Posted by Mike Holmen View Post
Those engine plates look great pieces, I like ones with different mounting position, as who knows what you will actually need. I reused my stock sbc motor mounts on my swap. Curious on your plans for converting the oil pressure sensor and coolant temp so that your digi dash works? I just reused the stock sbc oil pressure tee/sensors. I run two coolant temperatures, one on my fast digi dash (fast uses it for the coolant fans) and one on an autometer gauge.
Just going to buy some of the adapter fittings and reuse the factory sensors. At least that's the plan right now
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:27 PM
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You need to get that thing going. Can't wait to see what your car will do.

Here is mine 50-150 vs a stock C6 Z06 the other night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKLL...ature=youtu.be
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You need to get that thing going. Can't wait to see what your car will do.

Here is mine 50-150 vs a stock C6 Z06 the other night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKLL...ature=youtu.be
That's crazy I think I've been to that part of Mexico before. Really nice roads
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That's crazy I think I've been to that part of Mexico before. Really nice roads
Mexico's finest. There is a lot of fun to be had on Thursday nights around this part of Mexico. Lots of hopped up 5.0s, 5th/6th Gen Camaros and C5/C6/C7 Corvettes. My car surprises lots of guys as those heavy Mustangs, Camaros, Challengers, and Chargers need 500ish rwhp to get close to my lbs/hp ratio. After a group run the guys are always looking for a nitrous bottle. Haha...
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:18 PM
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I purchased

Headers that I'm gonna cut up $200
Oil pan $220
Motor mounts $35
LS3 rockers with trunion upgrade $200

Still working a deal on an LS3 intake (with fuel rails and injectors) with NW throttle body. $550

Edit: Just purchased the intake. Coming together now!

Still gotta get the short block rolling. The guy who is going to help me assemble the bottom end is pretty busy this time of year.

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Old 03-21-2019, 10:36 AM
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Curious if the NW throttle body is by wire or by cable? I'm not 100% sure on which way your going to set-up your car? I think that most drive by-wire setups use the front cam sensor pick-up and you have to install the drive by wire accelerator pedal. I went the drive by cable and re-used my stock accelerator pedal. The by-wire set-up is more complicated by will give you options down the road for the newer transmissions setups.

Good score on getting all those parts.
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