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Author Topic: My Stepside.  (Read 8595 times)

Offline Redbird

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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #20 on: Jun 23, 2016, 19:50:16 »
Been chasing a frequent but random pop/sneeze on her for the last few months. After starting with the simple stuff, and not finding the problem, I started digging deeper.
Found this last weekend...

What made it really fun was when I went to pull the lifter (#7-exhaust), the cup fell off and dropped into the oil drainback hole in the lifter valley...
Swish! no rim, all net... well Fuck >:(  Had to pull the pan too ::)
Picked up these Tuesday, along with the intake gaskets. Waiting on the special order pan gasket.

I discovered some galling on one of the rocker rollers, and coupled with a rocker failure a while back, I decided to replace the rocker set as well.
« Last Edit: Jun 23, 2016, 19:52:22 by Redbird »
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #21 on: Jun 23, 2016, 20:15:37 »
Ready for an LS swap yet?
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #22 on: Jun 23, 2016, 20:38:48 »
Well shit, hope it goes ok.  Make her better than new ;D
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #23 on: Jun 23, 2016, 20:54:02 »
Hey, cool.  I had no idea this thread existed.  Brothers in arms.

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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #24 on: Jun 24, 2016, 18:23:59 »
Ready for an LS swap yet?
Always, and when one presents itself that the budget will allow, it'll happen.
In the meantime though, I'm hoping to pull the trigger on a Fuel Injection kit soon ;)

Mike... On it ;)
Eric... It's a sickness :P
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #25 on: Jun 24, 2016, 21:34:27 »
Like a river that don't know where it's flowin'
I took a wrong turn and just kept goin'

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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #26 on: Jun 24, 2016, 23:44:21 »
https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/5646386404.html
I hope that's the truck motor and not the transverse Malibu motor. LS4s aren't one to get, but the Vortec 5300 is a great motor.  Heads are just as good as 5.7 heads.  They made a ton of 5300s, so they can be had for super cheap.

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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #27 on: Jun 25, 2016, 00:47:49 »
I hope that's the truck motor and not the transverse Malibu motor. LS4s aren't one to get, but the Vortec 5300 is a great motor.  Heads are just as good as 5.7 heads.  They made a ton of 5300s, so they can be had for super cheap.

Yup junk yard around here has em for $200
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #28 on: Jun 25, 2016, 11:14:38 »
Just a block isn't too difficult, but I'll need a complete motor (top to bottom, and all brackets/accessories). Which can be found as well. Then I need to factor in all the items needed for the swap (mounts, harnesses, stand alone ecm, etc). Then think about new air filter, exhaust system, etc. It all starts to add up quickly for a "simple LS upgrade".

Currently though, she only sees weekend duty, and the Gen I small block that's in it is perfectly adequate. So an LS engine would have to be REAL cheap to make the budget ;)
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Re: My Stepside.
« Reply #29 on: Jun 25, 2016, 12:39:02 »
At the junk yard here if you buy the motor its already out but they let you take the ecu and anything else off the truck you need for a week or so for the $200. This dude on utube sloppy mechanics Turbod a junkyard 5.3 on the cheap! With ebay turbos and his own plumbing....guy works at a dyno shop....cranked the boost to  28 psi just to see how much it could handle.....dude was smoking tires @ 65 mph.... Until the top went pop.....anyways hes now keeping the boost under 28 psi
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