Sep 8, 2011

5.3L LSX On Engine Stand

A while back I bought my engine off of Craigslist for around $650 bucks which was a steal. It came out of an 06 Chevy cargo van and has 80k miles on it. It came with full wiring harness including the ECU and tranny controller. I recently got it mounted on my buddies engine stand he built.  That way we can fire it up before it goes in my car.

Still waiting on a few missing parts Mass Air Flow Sensor and a Starter before I fire it up. I will be sure to post a video of it running on the engine stand when I get it running.

Getting it from the short engine stand to the running engine stand.

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In transit to the new engine stand …

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Sitting on the stand just need to get the wiring harness all plugged in.

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Wired it all up talk about a puzzle and also installed some new spark plugs NGK G Power pre gapped iridium's.

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Looking pretty wild. I also just painted my TH350 and in the middle of rebuilding my kingpins for the front axle I will talk about painting my TH350 and my kingpin rebuild process in my next post!

2 comments:

  1. You should post a video of when you fire it up for the first time so we can here that puppy rumble! Great blog thanks for the efforts.

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  2. Hey man thanks for the encouragement!!

    I'm in the middle of changing route's, in order to dump some of the emissions stuff and clean up the wiring harness I plan on going with a Megasquirt 3 with the extra expansion so I can do sequential injection. Will be a full standalone ECU unit. I don't really need all the features it offers but I plan on running an old school th350 on it and running the standalone will allow for that. Plus maybe some twin turbos in the future :P . I'll def be posting more frequently as my new parts come in!

    Andrew

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