04' LB7 transplant complete and now the rebuild begins: Updated build thread

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  1. Pepperidge

    Pepperidge Member Advocate Staff Member

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    Just a heads up...

    We started the engine swap Wednesday at 9am and started her up at around 9:30 Thursday night...

    the new one runs smooth with great inj. balance rates and no coolant pressurization...

    Just wanted to say thanks to Steve (DuraRation) for all the help he gave me...:thumbsup:


    we will be tearing down the old one for inspection in a couple of weeks, working on it every other weekend or so off and on...no huge hurry to do so other than curiosity of what failed...(suspected Cam pin issue)

    The engine will then become a build up project over the next year or so with some internal improvements to be announced as finances allow...;)
     
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  2. bighawg

    bighawg Proud Rider of the Short Bus

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    Glad you are up and running.:thumbsup:

    Finances it's always those damn finance's, I have that problem as well.):h
     
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    radar1053 Recruit

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    My finances are such that if it cost a quarter to crap I will just have to throw up to save up.

    Glad to hear you running again though
     
  4. DieselCash

    DieselCash Trust but, verify Staff Member

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    I am confused, what is the new LB7 going in?
     
  5. cwq21

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    Pepp replaced the motor in his '01 with an '04 he bought in (I think) Ala.

    His '01 crapped out on the way back from Suncoast a few weeks ago.
     
  6. 83GMCK2500

    83GMCK2500 v- I miss this truck. -v

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    Wooo-hooo, good to hear.:thumbsup: Your truck is back on the road and TJ is getting his injectors done this weekend.
     
  7. Dura-Ration

    Dura-Ration No Obuma

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    It was fun

    It went great with Paul's 01 engine to 04 engine swap. He had the ideas of how to do it and I had the equipment to do it. The truck lift made it a breeze in the way we did it, it made it easier than any other way that I have done it before. It went back together as well as it came apart and that was unusual for it to happen that way.
     
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    So how'd ya'll do it Steve?

    Inquiring minds want to know...
     
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    Dura-Ration No Obuma

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    Well, its a 10,000lb auto lift so you can figure that lifting his truck to a height to walk under it, is a no brainer. So we lifted it to get to the transmission bolts and downpipe of the exhaust. Then bought it down to a height of about three feet to remove the frontend parts to make the engine bay more excessable. We left the fenders on for less work. But what was different about it was Paul had an Idea :scared: to remove the engine. I was looking up to see where I could hook a chain hoist to do it the usual way to remove an engine. And Paul said why don't we use the carlift arms? What ? Yeah, put the arms together and wrap a chain around them and bolt the chain ends to the engine! And lift it up and push the truck out from under it. Wow, thats a great idea. It worked great. When it came time to remove the engine from the carlift, I had an idea too. Put the engine on the floor with blocks and pick it up with my Tractor. Then pick up the 04 engine from Cullman,Al. and put on the carlift, to put in truck. It went together like it was meant to be. She was then cranked to life and it purrrrred like a newborn kitten. After we were satisfied with her running good, heres the best part, we went out driving. She was flogged well to see if she could handle it. He let me drive then! Oh Boy was it fun to drive. I've got to get me one of dem Suncoaster's!!!!!!!
     
  10. GMCYA

    GMCYA Resident Coonass

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    Glad to see you are back up and running Pep. I know how much it sucks to not have the rig rolling and especially since you rely on yours for work.
     
  11. SfcJones

    SfcJones A(ACLU) SGT. SLAUGHTER

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    I am sure glad to see it completed also. I know Pepps wife is glad too. She gets her ride back.
     
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    big block 88 Big Block 88

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    Good to hear Pep. Hope it runs as mean as the last one did.
     
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    Good Job dudes. :)
     
  14. DEERE3594

    DEERE3594 I welcome everyone...not just Penguins!

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    X2 :thumbsup:
     
  15. WanaDmxSub

    WanaDmxSub Recruit W/gray hair

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    and....now you have an engine to practice injector replacements on....oopps, did I say that out load:eek:
     
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    jcool #78 A(ACLU) FNG

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    Paul must I use my imagination to guess what this all looked like?!?!?!
     
  17. Pepperidge

    Pepperidge Member Advocate Staff Member

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    Pics were discussed but to fully document it, we would have spent an extra day...so we decided against it...

    I have a cell phone pic from last time the motor was out if that would help...looked the same...grill radiator support etc. removed to pull the engine out the front...
     
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    Unit453 Cruises comfortably at 140... Staff Member

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    But that would've been awesome though.
     
  19. Pepperidge

    Pepperidge Member Advocate Staff Member

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    I've seen the ol' girl apart twice now...it's not a pretty site...nor is that lighter feeling in the wallet :(
     
  20. jcool

    jcool #78 A(ACLU) FNG

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    I dread the day I have to tear mine down:nonod:
     

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