As you all know, we picked up our project engine from Dave's Goldenwest Truck wrecking yard. With a surplus of these engines at their disposal, they had what we needed at the right price. After the trip to the wrecking yard, we tore into the motor and realized that these engines are in better shape than most people would like to think they are.
Over the course of the last two issues, we have touched on several aspects of an engine rebuild. We discussed obtaining the engine block, installing the Holley/Weiand intake system, and setting up the engine's bottom end. To help in these various build processes, we used Milodon equipment to protect the engine. The Milodon Oil Pan is also shorter than many of the industry's aftermarket solutions, making it ideal for Lowriding because it doesn't hang bellow the car frame.
It's been an interesting build up, as the more progress we make, the more I wonder why people are so intimidated by engine rebuilds. This is part of the reason that we decided to do it ourselves and document the build, in order to show you guys what it would take to prepare one of these engines before transplanting it into your ride. As I mentioned in the last issue, we plan on showing you everything, including the obstacles that we encountered while getting this 5.3 engine together. We knew we were going to need to make a few trips to our local Chevrolet Dealer to purchase some of the necessary dealer-only items, but that is not as bad as it sounds.
This month, we will show you the fuel and spark system, as well as the process of replacing old sensors with new sensors. Now follow along, as we work on this LS technology.
Note: As of right now we have a total of 32 hours invested into this junkyard jewel
We have made a few trips to our local Rotolo Cheverolet dealers as well as to our local auto parts.