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Old 08-23-2020, 10:53 PM   #51
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Re: 1990 V2500 Suburban Build Thread

It looks incredible!
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Old 08-24-2020, 12:26 AM   #52
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Re: 1990 V2500 Suburban Build Thread

How many sq ft of the rattle trap did you go through to do the top and bottom?
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Old 08-24-2020, 11:51 AM   #53
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How many sq ft of the rattle trap did you go through to do the top and bottom?
I believe I used three rolls
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:13 PM   #54
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Re: 1990 V2500 Suburban Build Thread

Today I started the engine swap on my suburban

First Pic is "PREOP" before it went into the shop.

Second pic is of all the parts delivered to the shop.
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:15 PM   #55
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Here is the after the first day of work
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Old 08-29-2020, 11:16 PM   #56
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Prepping the LS3
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Old 08-30-2020, 06:03 PM   #57
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I believe I used three rolls

I see rolls in 25, 50, and 100' lengths

pretty sure 3- 25s will not do it considering the amount of sq footage in this things
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:35 PM   #58
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Day number two,

Got the engine and gas tank out. Changed the fuel pump and fuel sender.

Also made a bracket for the Gas pedal to bolt in. I also removed all the TBI wiring.

I removed the oem cross piece and put in a ORD unit and realized the ORD unit would not work with the oil pan I have but the oem one will. So I will stick with the oem one.
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:36 PM   #59
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I see rolls in 25, 50, and 100' lengths

pretty sure 3- 25s will not do it considering the amount of sq footage in this things
Then I used 2 50 ft rolls.
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:38 PM   #60
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I have decided to not put the LS3 in and instead install this engine. Of course I need to come up with another $60K for this engine.
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Old 08-30-2020, 07:41 PM   #61
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Here is a picture of the complete car, This car is for sale, just $700,000.00 ( Car sold and was shipped to new owner while I was there)

It has a Shelby Serial number.
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Old 08-31-2020, 10:26 PM   #62
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uuhmmm you realize that is a ford motor! that would for sure be a swap!! that is a really nice car though....
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Old 08-31-2020, 11:38 PM   #63
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LS3 Installed
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Old 09-02-2020, 03:24 PM   #64
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that looks alot ..... more better! now what are you going to do for wiring?
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Old 09-02-2020, 08:54 PM   #65
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Nice looking burb!
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Old 09-10-2020, 03:21 PM   #66
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Re: 1990 V2500 Suburban Build Thread

Wow. This is amazing. You tear down, bodywork, paint, reassemble and LS swap your burb in the time it takes me to find a set of rear view mirrors looks incredible! Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:11 PM   #67
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Great work and beautiful burb!
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:18 PM   #68
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Engine is finished and last Thursday I drove the Suburban from Provo, UT to So Cal to do the "break-in" of 640 miles. I am really happy with the set up. I have been tuning the transmission and have it almost done to my liking.
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Re: 1990 V2500 Suburban Build Thread

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looks very good & that is a heck of a break in drive!! nice job!! would you be willing to share what you did for wiring... aftermarket or ??? again nice job!!
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looks very good & that is a heck of a break in drive!! nice job!! would you be willing to share what you did for wiring... aftermarket or ??? again nice job!!
The LS3 E-Rod comes with everything, the wiring harness, the computer and the power center. It was real easy to install the wiring. The computer and the "power center" were a little tricky to find where to mount under the hood.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:12 PM   #71
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The LS3 E-Rod comes with everything, the wiring harness, the computer and the power center. It was real easy to install the wiring. The computer and the "power center" were a little tricky to find where to mount under the hood.
I guess the components are GM factory stuff? specifically the harness and power center?
.. I ask because I am doing a LS swap in my '86 and I am trying to use the factory underhood fuse box & harness from the donor truck. I was not able to get the whole vehicle

would you be willing to post pic(s) of the harness and power center by chance?
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Old 09-16-2020, 03:42 PM   #72
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Great work on this gorgeous truck! Where did you get the intake tube?
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