Ok, this will be my official build thread for my V8 swap. This won't really get going until spring when the weather gets warm. Right now my wifes car is in the heated garage while my jeep freezes in the driveway.........hardly seems fair!
I am still acquiring all of the parts I need so I will be ready to go hopefully by mid-April. Here is a general rundown of what I have planned:
LQ4 from an '06 Chev 2500
NP241C transfer case
Howell or Speartech custom wiring harness
Advance Adapters hydraulic conversion kit for SM465
......most of the rest of the stuff will be purchased from Advance Adapters or Novak (motor mounts/transmission mounts/radiator/etc.)
I have never done something of this level of complexity before.....but I have figured out that you can read as much as you want online about what others have done and you still won't learn 1/100'th as much as if you go and do it yourself. I will likely screw up many times but it should be an excellent learning experience. I am hoping to have this conversion finished by early August as there is a wheeling trip I am planning to attend on the 6th-8th.
Anyways.........on to some pics.
Lookie what I picked up Saturday:
Pulled off the harness:
Can't figure out what these 2 purple connectors are for (on the right)..........I want to say VSS and t-case indicator but I can't find them in any of my diagrams. Ideas?
A lovely surprise inside the intake.......a gummy mixture of mud/oil. Great, now I need to pull the intake, clean it and make sure no damage was done internally.
Yay, oil cooler..........not sure if I will just bypass it or use it.
Power steering pump has what I determined to be a hydroboost return line (the one with no hose). Won't be needing that so I can just plug it.
That's it for now.........parts will be rolling in over the next few months and I will toss some more pics up as they arrive.