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post #31 of 339 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 12, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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OK...couple of SLOW progress pics...


Engine, harness, ECM coming out of 2002 Suburban...


This is THEE dirtiest, grimiest, LS engine I've ever seen...but that will all change before we are done...








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post #32 of 339 (permalink) Old Nov 14th, 12, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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OK...couple more for the do-it-your-selfers...

These are so simple to get all the harness stuff you need in one shot.

Fuse box...



Black connector from the middle of the fuse box. (Bottom side.)



(Black connector in the middle)
This is the main one that will go with the harness to the engine. It and the two that go to the ECM. (There are a couple of smaller ones also. They are quite obvious when you get to them.)

Orange, green and white stay with vehicle...
Black one in my hand is one you want...



Here's a pic of the three connectors you will end up with...very simple.

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I'm gonna' throw this stuff out for the manual trans swap guys...

I hope this will help someone's search.

The very "elusive" NFW 1050 Sachs manual trans flywheel...

Had my nearest (95 miles away) O'reilys auto store get this from one of there other stores. My local NAPA store didn't even list this part.





This thing has been installed at some time in its life...as you can tell by the marks on the holes for the crank...

Also...the only GM part# that I could not find in a VERY extensive search...
(I will be adding the rest of the part#'s as I go along.)

GM flywheel bolts...#11569956...



GM pilot bushing...GM#12557583...AC Delco#CT1082



Bearing looks like this...

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post #34 of 339 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 12, 12:50 AM
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Great posts of the pics and the part numbers. Very helpful!

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post #35 of 339 (permalink) Old Mar 3rd, 13, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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Well, when I finally got the title for my Suburban...the last time it had been registered, it had 397000 miles on it...(It was missing the dash when I got it)


Last time it was registered was 2009. They quit driving it in 2012...so...this thing probably has over 400000 miles on the clock.

This had me slightly concerned. So, I'm taking a different approach to this build...


Tore into it to check wear and tear on it...This thing is very dirty, but wear was very negligible.

This thing is a testament to these LS series engines...here are some pics...


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Mike:
Thanks so much for this post. Really helpful. Great to see this progression. Tuning in for more. Keep'em coming!

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Are either of the donor vehicles drive by wire?

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post #38 of 339 (permalink) Old Mar 4th, 13, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Are either of the donor vehicles drive by wire?


No they are not...I have access to DBW's though. Why do you ask??
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post #40 of 339 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 13, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not trying to be a post hog...really, I just want to document this stuff while it is fresh in my mind...

My used Z06 Corvette cam came today...

Part #...12565308

Specs...Dur-204/218 Lift-.550/.550 LS-117.5

This thing looks like it was ran VERY little. 15,000 miles. (That is how it was represented...but you never know.)

If you are looking at a "factory" GM LS cam...it will have the last 4 digits of the part# laser etched on the end, like this...







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post #41 of 339 (permalink) Old Mar 11th, 13, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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As the base circle on the "Z06 Cam" is .050 smaller than the other Ls cams...you will need longer pushrods to make up the difference.

Some say you can run the stock 7.400" pushrods with no trouble on this cam, but, others say they have had lifter noise.

I'm not taking any chances. I picked up some "used" 7.425" ones for little of nothing...again I lucked out. These look they have barely been ran...

These are 5/16"-.080" wall hardened TSP pushrods...

This cam also requires LS6 valve springs, or the equivalent...these are the "blue"-.570" lift springs you hear people talk about

These have to be the bargain of the century from GM...brand new I paid $53.95 for the set!!!

Part#...12499224



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post #42 of 339 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 13, 1:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have a couple of pics of my mock up to see how the oil pan is going to clear...these are posted in the LSX section also...thought I'd throw them up here for those that don't venture over there. And to document my build here...

I used the TransDapt 4575 1" set back plates...this mock up is with my stock truck pan





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post #43 of 339 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 13, 1:00 AM Thread Starter
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Well that truck pan just wasn't going to work...just to low for where I live. (Very rural, lots of gravel.) I decided to go with a "new" F-body pan. I know this doesn't fit with the "super budget" theme...In the long run it looks like the cheapest route. Modifying a truck pan's a little outside my comfort zone. (I don't have a spool gun for my welder to do aluminum anyway.)

Cheapest I could find was $198.00 to my door...



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post #44 of 339 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 13, 1:15 AM Thread Starter
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Reading up on these swaps, it seems tie rod clearance is always an issue...

It was pretty close with the stock F-body pan and stock mounts.

I built some 3/16th inch plates to go between the factory mounts and the motor plates...perfect clearance...

You can see the plate in this header clearance photo...





Tierods...




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post #45 of 339 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 13, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a couple of better pics of the 3/16th's plates I used to get the proper tierod clearance...

I cut up a couple of old motor mounts to make these...(no drilling, holes are already there.)






Tie rod clearance with trans and engine after final mockup...

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