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Old 04-28-2006, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37

And...big and here.. please..don't expect to be 100% done in one weekend. It sounds possible on paper..but takes longer than one would think. A good mechanic working alone can swap the same motor into place in 8 hours. That doesn't include trans and pulling axles etc.
im expecting mine to take 2 weekends, assuming everything goes as planned.
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I'm assuming Brady is doing this in his uncles garage at a house. Meaning no lift or air tools. It simply takes longer...that'* all.
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
I'm assuming Brady is doing this in his uncles garage at a house. Meaning no lift or air tools. It simply takes longer...that'* all.
He'* got the same air setup that you do, and we may be doing it at his work where there are lifts. Don't know yet. I know he does have an engine hoist in his garage, lol.

ELMO...hurry up and decide if you're going to do it!!
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To give you an idea.

W/o pulling trans or axles or any of that..AJ, Randy and I knocked AJ'* last one out in 8 hours. For the first 1/2 AJ was dedicated on the new motor prep.

My setup is less than perfect...I always want better..lol

If you jump in there..work hard and long hours..you can do it.

However..with a lift possibility. If you picked up the whole front end....then you could disconect the electrical at the firewall and tranny lines..and coolant. then drop the struts/subframe/engine/trans all as one chunk. Lift the car...move old out of way.. put new subframe/struts/engine/trans under car and back in as one large chunk...

That way you'd need an alignment..but you could prep everything you'll need ahead of time and put it in as one piece, whereas if you need to put in axles and stuff after dropping motor and trans in...it takes more time.
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
However..with a lift possibility. If you picked up the whole front end....then you could disconect the electrical at the firewall and tranny lines..and coolant. then drop the struts/subframe/engine/trans all as one chunk. Lift the car...move old out of way.. put new subframe/struts/engine/trans under car and back in as one large chunk...
That would be much faster, though I don't know if I'll be able to get ahold of a front strut assembly. I'm waiting on a reply from Chinski on a price for his motor and trans. Elmo has first dibs on it though, so he needs to decide if he'* going to do the swap or not =0.
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Since you have connections at work w/auctions..ask about Copart Salvage Auctions.

Randy did very well buying his donor car. Then you have everything you might possibly need.
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Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Since you have connections at work w/auctions..ask about Copart Salvage Auctions.

Randy did very well buying his donor car. Then you have everything you might possibly need.
I'll see what I can do...
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