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Old 09-28-2014, 10:43 AM   #136
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When a build gets this far along It leaves me feeling like a kid in a candy store!
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When a build gets this far along It leaves me feeling like a kid in a candy store!
Yea, I'm gettin' that tingly feeling. Although, since I just now looked through your thread again, I realize how much has to be done after getting the motor in!

Two questions for you though, Is it hard to put the wiring harness on the motor after it's in rather than before, looks like those rear bolts might be hard to access. (haven't got my computer and harness done yet) And Do you have a part number for the 3 wire eng temp sensor you used?
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WOW!!! You have been busy......

The interior is coming along well. Yes, there is lots to do once the motor is in. On the other hand, the rewards are worth it.

Keep at it.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:36 PM   #139
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Talking Hot Damn!! It's in!

Check it out guys!!


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Got tired of seeing the motor on the floor.


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Big lump to fit in such a small hole!


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Looks right at home!


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Wow,
This is a milestone for me. Feels good! Clearance is good at the evaporator box, but I'm all the way to the front of the trans crossmember holes. And the tailhousing holes don't line up with the red poly mount holes I got from Summit. I'll look it over tomorrow. Also, the top of the tailhousing is pretty much up against the floor at the shifter box, so I gotta figure that out. Hoping the stainless gto headers might fit, I'll know tomorrow. If they don't I'll have a damn nice set of Kooks signature headers for sale!
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!

Congrats on getting the motor in. A huge milestone.

They do look good in there don't they. Exciting.........


Looks like it has a white patch over one eye.
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I know that feeling!!!!

OK- now stop staring at it and getter running ( I resemble that statement!!!)

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!

Congrats on getting the motor in. A huge milestone.

They do look good in there don't they. Exciting.........


Looks like it has a white patch over one eye.
It's an anxiety twitch like Clouseau on the Pink Panther!
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:09 AM   #143
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I know that feeling!!!!

OK- now stop staring at it and getter running ( I resemble that statement!!!)

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Yea, but I can already see it's going to be a while. Lots less room to work too!
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Should I stop rethinking where to put the main ECU?
It looks like most people have put it in the passenger side fender. My GTO harness looks like the ecu was on the driver side in the GTO. I could probably put it there no problem as I took out the big honkin' vacuum can. The severe environment has me concerned but I think GM even puts them under the hood on some cars.
With factory air, I don't think there's anyway in hell to put the ECU inside under the dash.
Any thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:35 PM   #145
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Angry Well Shit!

So I stuck the motor in with Josh's nice aluminum mounts, I did notice that the alt was very close to touching the lower control arm but figured that was a matter of some adjustment etc... Left it alone with the trans lined up and everything sitting in place ok,

Today, got the driveshaft cut and back in, fit like a charm.

Got the new exhaust manifolds so I started putting on the pass side and realized the motor seemed to be sitting low. So I find I have the motor in the forward position on the motor mounts!!
With the motor on the rearward position I would also gain about 1/2 inch height on the motor. This will alleviate the alternator problem and the exhaust manifold problem, but of course now I have a newly shortened driveshaft that's 1" too long!

Dammit...
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If it was still sitting on the floor you wouldn't know that yet??!! Don't let it frustrate you man. Mine went in, then back out, then in. (That's what she said?) One more challenge in the process. Could be named "pirate" with the eye patch look going on..every hurdle could be met with an ARRRRRRRRR...and a shot of rum to help fight skurvy in the shop. Nice lift btw..
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Easy solution????

Which motor mount are you using?




The “tall” mount has an inside width of 2 3/8″ and it’s 2.25″ tall.

The “short” mount has an inside width of 2 5/8 and is 1.5″ tall.

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After all you've been through this is a minor thing...
At least it's not too short. It can be shortened less expensively that it would be to lengthen it.
(Searchin' for the "Silver lining" in this cloud)!!!
AND...Ya got more room...easy Peezy!!!
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I got it Sly! It ain't nearly as bad as the girl I saw yesterday at the parts house with a spark plug stripped in her overhead cam ford triton motor! Wouldn't even come out, stuck spinning in the hole.

Richard,
I don't know which mount, got it from Josh. I didn't know there were two sizes! I can say it fits the frame horns very snug for width, so I'm thinking it's the narrow one. But to look at it, it seems thin.
So I may have another option here, thanks!

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If it was still sitting on the floor you wouldn't know that yet??!! Don't let it frustrate you man. Mine went in, then back out, then in. (That's what she said?) One more challenge in the process. Could be named "pirate" with the eye patch look going on..every hurdle could be met with an ARRRRRRRRR...and a shot of rum to help fight skurvy in the shop. Nice lift btw..

Pops, you must've had a shot of that rum you're talking about! But don't give me ideas, I could end up leaving the eye patch! I have to stick to beer ...rum too much.

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Yea, I'm gettin' that tingly feeling. Although, since I just now looked through your thread again, I realize how much has to be done after getting the motor in!

Two questions for you though, Is it hard to put the wiring harness on the motor after it's in rather than before, looks like those rear bolts might be hard to access. (haven't got my computer and harness done yet) And Do you have a part number for the 3 wire eng temp sensor you used?
First off, congrats man! She's looking great! Nothing like the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when seeing an LS engine stuffed between the fenders of that sexy 36-24-36 figure...

Not really to the first part of your question. For the 2nd part I don't know the part number, but here is the story. In late 98 some LSx engines snuck into the mix. TransAm is the car that comes to mind. Seems they had typical gauges not governed by the PCM. This required the conventional signal for the gauge as well as a different temp feedback into the PCM. Ask for a temp sender for a 98 TransAm and see if it has 3 pins. If that doesn't work, I'll do some digging, but I am pleased to report the 3 pin works as my factory temp gauge works and the PCM is reporting temperature to HP Tuners as well. As far as the pigtail is concerned, you can either order it new or hit about any salvage-the tri-plug is used on LOTS of different cars for various things.

Another note. Check your clearance on the passenger side transmission tunnel. The 4L60e is a bit bigger. I knew it was tight, but it was SO tight, when I hit the gas pedal to load it on the trailer, it compressed the servo and started dumping transmission fluid. I had to do some cutting on the passenger floorboard for clearance here and re-fiberglass the area with the required clearance.
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