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Discussion in 'The Skunkwerks' started by Arkansas Dave, Jan 28, 2007.
This happened yesterday. LS1/4L80E into my '69 TA.
I bet that'll be a sweet running combination!
I have a built 351W I was planning on dropping into a '72 Fastback Mustang. I ended up selling the car but kept the motor. I'm thinking it would go great into one on my Scout II's. My thought was to mate it up to an E4OD but I'm unsure of what TC to start looking for.
I'm about to start a supercharged 350/700R4/NP241C swap with a Holley Terminator EFI. I just need to find a buyer for my current drivetrain.
I've been looking online at the pick n pull. They have a few trucks in stock that have the 351W. I'm thinking they'll probably have a trans that I can use. What I don't know yet is what axels might be on them and if they drop on the correct size. I'm not against buying a beat up truck and using the axles, trans,TC, and drive shafts. Can anyone shed some light on what I might want to look for when crawling around the salvage yards? Thanks
GM trucks were pass side drop till 1988 the SUV's till 1991. If you are talking about a Scout then you don't want fullsize axles at least for a driver. As the wheels will stick out past the fenders which is illegal in most states.
You can get transfer case adapters but they are usually expensive.
Full width chevy 1 tons under scout II, Dana 60 up front and 14 bolt rear, those are factory dodge rims its sitting on. I think once i add fender flares i may have a inch or 2 sticking out.
There is 10in width wise in rear and and about 9'' on the front. So 5inches wider each side. Really depends on what wheel your running. The good thing is most the late model wheel have lots of back spacing so that will take up some width. I would figure 2-3'' I bet either way doen't look to bad.
Probably one of the crazier swaps out there.....and I would be literally killed by every scout guy who likes a stock engine.....
Lexus 1UZ-FE with VVT-i mated to the stock transmission (A650E) and a Dana 300. Will drive Dana 60's front and rear.
Why a lexus engine you may ask; well it has 300 hp and 310 ft/lbs of torque, a flat torque curve ~270 ft/lbs at idle (GS400 computer), weighs in at 364 lbs fully dressed, and is probably one of the most reliable engines out there.
Saw a jeep with a Lexus engine on the internet. Pretty cool swap. Though I am a purist, the Lexus engine is certainly creative. How will the dana 300 mate to the Lexus trans?
350 install is almost done. Mounts arrived yesterday and should go in this weekend...
I'm seriously thinking about using this combo in my D-Series pickup. Just for the fun of it, I set the 350/350 combo in place just to see what it looked like and how well it would fit.
IMG_0280 by 74binder posted Feb 22, 2017 at 9:20 PM
several good looking projects anybody else been busy?
I am currently working on a 258, doing the 4.0 head swap and going to be running the factory 4.0 MPFI. Besides overhauling the 258 I only have 100 bucks in the 258 the 4.0 head, manifolds, valve cover, fuel rail, injectors, wiring harness, and ECU, so if I don't like it I'm not out much. This is going in my 800 so I think it will be a cool setup. Going to be running an AX15 5 speed and a Dana 300 as well.
Homework, homework, homework.
I'm working and living in china for the time being and have another 6 months to go before I come home, which means I have another 6 months for saving up and getting everything down on paper.
The plan is to build an ultra reliable overland equipped scout 2 with the focus on dependability + fuel economy over performance. Currently exploring LS 5.3 3rd and 4th gen options and manual tranny, leaning towards either an NV3500 or 4500. The only thing I've been able to consider as a done deal research wise is the NP241 TC.
Well I am working on mine now I am installing a 355 small block chevy since my 345 had a scarred cylinder. I am storing the 345 for the future in case i want to reuse it. I am currently building the engine. You can see the build in binder builds on this forum under blue rhinoceros. I am using the Advanced adapters torqflite to sbc.
Just picked up a 6.7L Cummins mated to an Allison 2000 RSD with all the ECM,TCM, wiring, etc... Complete from fan to rear yoke on transmission; all stock. It came out of a 2008 F-650 and is an ISB model so at least it's painted red. This is going into my '73 Travellette. I've had my 392 and 727 listed locally for a month with zero interest.
I'm hoping I can get the Cummins in by September 1. Already picked up the F-650 wiring diagrams dealer book and the Cummins schematic. EFI Live also announced that it will be able to tune these ECM and TCMs in the coming months.
I thought about this for several years before pulling the trigger, as it were. I started out wanting to replace the original 196 in my 70 800A. I even had a donor engine that was tired and smoked some while running. But the quotes I got for machine work/parts/etc orhaving one of our supporting vendors rebuild it were more than I wanted to spend.
I wanted something with lots of low end torque that did not weigh a ton and was relatively inexpensive. The Caddy 500 shot to the top of my list as it weighs less than the IH SVs, has a high nickel block and is available with factory fuel injection. But it turns out they are not as available as they were back in my hot rodding days (80s). So I went looking for diesels but that was all greek to me and then one day I stumbled upon the factory/stock HP/torque graphs for the GM 5.3 engine.... Duh. The one in my wife's suburban has 195000+ miles and still runs great and burns very little oil.
Given that the S80/800 frame rails are the same width as the 70/80s Chevy truck, I figured it would be straight forward.
So far it has been.
Motor is in. I need to replace the mock up hardware with grade 8.
Left and right motor mounts in a D-Series truck (1973).
IMG_1253 by 74binder posted Oct 16, 2017 at 2:23 PM
IMG_1140 by 74binder posted Oct 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM
Here is the rear transmission mount. We still have some work to do before it's finished.
IMG_1266 by 74binder posted Oct 17, 2017 at 9:41 AM