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Old 01-07-2008, 10:42 AM   #71
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I believe my dad retrofitted it a couple years before I started driving, so thats all I know about that I'll ask him later.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:26 AM   #72
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Brad, referring to your comment above about diff covers, my 93 HD and 95 HD both have the reinforced (HD/larger) diff covers OEM. Of course, the 93 had to be replaced, but the one I destroyed when my Diff went was the larger cover. The replacement came from a Caddy with the 4.9 motor and 60-HD trans.
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:38 PM   #73
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brad, i must compliment you on taking your time with maticulously(sp) cleaning and painting the lil and big parts individually. that eng looks great. nice work sir!
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Brad, you nearly gave me a heat attack when you called and told me it threw a rod when you started it! AHHH, I was like OMG

Me: "Are you serious!?!?!?"
Brad: "Yeah, can you hear it?" *Holds phone next to motor*
Me: "I think so, I don't know, I hear mostly crackling noises!??!?!"
Brad: "Hahaha"

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I about died, lol. The phone doesn't really pick up the engine noise well and so i heard crackling noises when the phone was near the motor and exhaust. *sigh*

Good to know She'* awakened once again! And running perfectly to boot.

Thank you soooooooo much!!!

And Dad said he retrofitted the AC, but he said something like he only changed the fitting...He is gonna call you up sometime I think to clarify that.

Again, I dont know how to thank you for all this!!!
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Wren - That'* odd. Then again, maybe not...the original diff from the '93 looked near-mint when extracted from the case. Nowhere near the 172k on the clock (and that was the original trans, or at least correct for model and year). I'm starting to think its original trans had a diff failure and subsequent replacement, but the housing was replaced with the lower-grade unit. That would explain alot.

Now then, back to the swap....




It'* done. It runs. WAY better than expected, and with virtually no "teething" problems (had a few loose bolts on the water pump pulley that caused a little racket, but that'* all). Pics and video to follow. I've got a shower to take.
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You best have a video of its first startup!
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Yeah we got it running and Brad had to give you the OMG type of phone call... LMAO

We cycled the ignition a few times to get the fuel up to the rail... We had the ICM disconnected so we could give the motor a few cranks before the initial start..

The we hooked the ICM back up and gave it a fire... Took a little to get her to fire up and run but it happened pretty quickly.. I had my eyes on the Oil pressure Gage..... We got the start and about 3 seconds of 0psi followed by 60Psi right away.. Had a lifter or 2 chatter for a couple of minutes then got good and quiet once they pumped up...

We drove it around town a little bit, it ran good... Hit the Lockup clutch with some good force.. We watched the engine temps and oil pressure... Seems to do 50-55 Psi at road speed at 200F( Sounds like mine.... ) I think the lowest I saw from it was 30-35 Psi at idle which is good... This motor has a different exhaust tone as compared to the other but that may be like brad said.. Everything is quite clean..

Took a little bit to get it to learn its idle happy place, but once it did it was nice and rumbly..

Its int he testing phases right now but seems to be doing good..

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Here are the pics and the video I took of it

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Oh yeah...the factory intake is installed for the interim, so I can better hear the engine. Once I am confident it has no issues, Boozes intake will go back on.
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OMG!!! Its been over 2 months since I have heard that purr

Thats what I was thinking when I saw Stock intake.

New Battery?
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OMG!!! Its been over 2 months since I have heard that purr

Thats what I was thinking when I saw Stock intake.

New Battery?
Yours was deadish.... So we used the other white cars battery... Figured it would make a good Temp battery...lol

we are going to see if your'* will take a charge and get it topped off... For a Battery that is supposedly not supposed to require anything it was missing plenty of water... So we'll get some distilled in there and see how it does on the charger..

I do like the sound of that Flowmaster on there tho

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