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    that parts washer is awesome. you really lucked out on that. this is another very good example of how good luck is often better than skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    that parts washer is the bee's knees.
    It's pretty handy!

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtMarshal View Post
    that parts washer is awesome. you really lucked out on that. this is another very good example of how good luck is often better than skills.
    Luck Is What Happens When Preparation Meets Opportunity. Good things come to those with cash in hand!

    Engine is nearly complete. All bearing clearances (mains, rods and cam) have been checked and are on the tight side of spec. Rings are gapped and the rotating assembly is in. Back cover is on (new barbell installed). I found an SFI approved flex plate for $60 so I tossed that on. New Cloyes timing set installed. New Melling M295 was shim set and installed. Reconditioned lifters are in. Valley cover with new knock sensors installed, and the balancer is pressed on.

    Tomorrow should be oil pan and heads. Then I can measure for pushrods. I'll probably reuse the old water pump and belt drive components. All that stuff has less than 3k miles on it.

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    Well there it is. I still need to pressure prime, but for all intents and purposes it's done. I set the breadbox intake on there just for grins. I'll be using the intake and front drive from the old motor. I just wanted to get to this point before the 60e builds started rolling in again.

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    Wow that looks great! Your going to love it

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    So it turns out that the low mount compressor is NOT going to work for me. Which is a bummer, cause I really liked the way it tucked out of sight. Anyhow, I sent that kit back in exchange (+$70) for the high mount kit. Since I have a motor on the stand, I decided to pre assemble it. Not as discrete as the low mount, but it will have to do. Supposedly this is a better compressor, for whatever that's worth.



    Between the new(ish) engine, rebuilt transmission and modern HVAC, this thing should feel like a whole new truck. Can't wait to get it all in.
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    looks like a novi blower lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    looks like a novi blower lol
    Only way cooler. See what I did there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonHall10 View Post
    Only way cooler. See what I did there?
    yes, much much cooler than a supercharger. maybe you should use this to cool a supercharger.
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    Honestly, I'm not holding out high hopes that I'll be able to run the charger with the high mount compressor. Decisions will be made after it's all together. Either way, the rings are gapped and the oil pan has been tapped for a turbo drain so I have options. I guess it will depend on if they make me pop the hood during my next smog check. Last check was a cluster "F" so I can't use that as a reference. The charger has a CARB OE number so theoretically it would pass. A turbo... less likely.
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    AZ is now carb compliant? id think a turbo is ok as long as it exits through a muffler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    AZ is now carb compliant?
    Not a state issue. It's a county issue. Pima county (which contains Tucson) and Maricopa county (which contains Phoenix) are required to pass a smog chack.

    id think a turbo is ok as long as it exits through a muffler.
    Man I don't know. It doesn't make sense to me. I would think ALL that matters is what's coming out of the tailpipe. However, if you are required to have certain systems (AIR pump, EGR...) on the vehicle, they need to see them on the vehicle. My hope is, since I have a waiver/exemption for the AIR pump and EGR, that they don't even want to look under the hood. We'll find out at the next test.

    If I'm not required to open the hood, I have many more options for power adders.

    Got my little priming pump built. Less than $20 into the entire setup, and now I have the piece of mind that the whole system has oil in it and *should* build decent pressure. I managed to pull the needle off zero of my rigged up pressure gauge just from spinning the motor over by hand





    Pressure prime the LM7 - YouTube

    I think that's pretty much it until I actually swap this thing in. Unless I'm forgetting something...?
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    All the old garbage is out.



    New stuff going in next.



    Eating this elephant one bite at a time.
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