Re: A Backyard Mechanics Guide to an LS3 Swap
Was able to cut thru the windage tray as if it was butter with a cut-off disk. Should have taken some pictures but when your in the zone and focused you just "GITER DONE" without pausing to take pictures.
I did the same with a cutoff disk. My LS was a truck LQ4 and Holley oil pan.
Next on the list was the Torque Converter and even though I watched many videos and knew that there would be two clanks to get the convert on the shaft I mistake the first clank for an actually clank. What I absoluly knew was NOT to draw the transmission in with the bolts.
Here I sorta though I was OK because the converter was resting below the outer surface of the transmission.
Here you can see as far as I was able to mate it up to the engine, and when I decided I needed to start over and backup a step and check for that Clank, Clank.
So during second attempt I kept shifting and jiggling the convert and definitely found that right 2nd Clank and the convert sat deeper into the transmission than during the first attempt.
Also bought some bolts and cut off the heads so that I could add some additional temporary alignment studs.
The second attempt was a success with the transmission mating up to the engine with no effort.
Nice work ! I broke a 700R4 pump when I didn't understand the two click method.
Back in the dark ages before Youtube videos.
68 Camaro convertible, 6.0 LQ4 with LS3 heads, Vintage Air, 750 street demon carb, eddy perf rpm, GM hot cam, Hooker headers, 4L80e, 12 bolt, 3.55 gears