Continuation of this thread here...4.3 to 5.7 S10 Swap
I did some measuring today and discovered that my original redneck engine puller what not going to be tall enough to hold the engine high enough to clear the radiator crossmember. So, off to Autozone to get one of these...
All put together. Took about an hour. $220
Got the hood taken off so the engine will clear it on the way out.
I took the throttle body off of the 4.3 and put it on the 5.7 considering it was less sensors to move over and mine was already clean.
Slow but tedious work at pulling things off the 4.3. Some things I have to pull and immediately swap over to the 5.7.
Looks like something from a Frankenstein movie huh? Because I did my lower intake gaskets about 2 months ago, I decided to try and recover most of the coolant so I can put it in the new engine.
More stuff taken off...
I removed the distributor hoping I could get to the top 2 engine/trans mounting bolts. I could reach the left side, but not the right side.
Now that most of the top stuff was done, it was time to raise the front end up and tackle the exhaust, lower bolts, starter etc. So I got my son to help out by jacking her up. I didn't get any underneath pics because it was starting to get dark, so I ended up quitting for the night. Back at it tomorrow morning....