Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum - View Single Post - Big Willy '48 CJ-2a
View Single Post
Old 10-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
raptorider01
Registered User
 
raptorider01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Member # 62959
Location: Kansas
Posts: 102
I've also been doing some work on the motor and transmission. Got the reverse valvebody installed into the th350 along with the adapter for the dana 300. (sorry no pics of that) Waiting on the torque converter and it should be ready to bolt up.

The 5.3 is a fresh rebuild and has had the harness cut down and tuned. I went ahead and installed the ls1 oilpan, new flex plate with the spacer to run the th350 as well as the PSC power steering pump. One thing I didnt realize is that you have to cut the baffle down on a 5.3 to make the ls1 pan fit. Its not really documented anywhere that I could find, so here is a pic of where I cut it.
Name:  IMG_0748.jpg
Views: 3935
Size:  58.4 KB
The LS1 vs Stock pan
Name:  IMG_0746.jpg
Views: 4267
Size:  51.0 KB
New flexplate with correct pattern and spacer for torque converter snout
Name:  IMG_0751.jpg
Views: 5362
Size:  66.2 KB
PSC goodies for full hydro
Name:  IMG_0752.jpg
Views: 3885
Size:  61.2 KB
Heres the whole motor, has shorty headers already.
Name:  IMG_0749.jpg
Views: 4702
Size:  78.7 KB

The plan is to get the motor and trans located and then build the firewall and floor around that. Hoping to get to that later this week.

Brian
raptorider01 is offline   Reply With Quote