Well, the old non stock 350 has a lot of blow by and leaks a lot. So I am planning on doing an LS swap after this deployment to a lovely undisclosed location in the middle east; joy. I have read much on the topic but before I start ordering parts, I wanted to seek experience and opinions.
I'm looking at an LQ4 with accessories and a modified harness from LSX4U.com I was going to use the Holley -2 oil pan and button it up to my TKO500. I am going to replace all lower end gaskets, oil pump and may do a cam and spring upgrade.
I know the truck intake isn't the best but I was planning on using it if it clears the hood. BRP has some nice headers and I wanted to use them. Any thoughts?
On the TKO usage, I'm swapping to hydro but am stumped by the bell housing issue. To do this, I need to over come a .4" "gap" since the old school crank sticks out further. I've heard of flipping an LS7 pilot bearing around to overcome this but am unsure. I've also heard of machining off .2" from each side of my bell; sounds scary. I'd like to not buy a new bell but I will if needed. What would you do?
The flywheel and clutch may come from LKQ. I'll just get a new disk and have them balanced prior to install.
Tanks Inc for fuel and routing. I was planning on putting one of there sump/pumps into my tank unless there is some reason I ought not.
What water pump should I use? I've seen truck style and f body pumps used. I plan running truck accessories if the power steering pump clears. I have a nice quad core radiator with intake on the drivers side.
Lastly, I get a miller 211!
That's most of the plan, please shoot holes in this so that there are none when I'm home. Just think, all the wife wants me to de for her is reupholster all three rows of seats in her Tahoe, install new carpet/headliner, replace the stereo and all of the speakers.