Part 6!! Ol’ Blue is alive and well with ‘er new LS Powerplant Swap!!!!!!!! With video!
First, we need to tie up a couple of the loose ends and miscellaneous parts. I tried to note part numbers where I could, because I spent a LOT of time researching these. There are links below the pictures for the parts that I could find online.
6K930AP Roadmax Serpentine Belt
ACDelco PF46 Engine Oil Filter
After I bought the one above, I found another MAP sensor even cheaper on Amazon: Evan-Fischer MAP Sensor Pin type 3-prong
Gates 22436 Upper Radiator Hose
Don’t judge on the hose clamps. I am going to pretty everything up later. I just wanted to hear this puppy run, so I was rushing!
Word of caution about the above coolant T fitting. The fitting on the throttle body is 5/16″ and this T has a 3/8″ fitting. What I ended up doing was getting some 5/16″ coolant hose, clamping it to the throttle body and stretching it over the 3/8″ fitting because I was unable to find any kind of adapter for these two sizes. Once again, this should work just fine.
Find the fitting here: Dorman Help! 47147 Heater Hose Tee
Next up: Fuel delivery
Lisle 37000 Fuel Line Disconnect Tool Set
Goodyear 65153 3/8″ ID Fuel Injection Hose 25FT
Goodyear 65152 5/16″ ID Fuel Injection Hose 25FT
Fuel filter parts list:
- Dorman 800-153 Fuel Filter Repair Line
(In hindsight this one looks to be the same thing but shorter: Dorman 800-170 3/8″ x 4″ Steel Fuel Line Repair)
- ACDelco GF645F Fuel Filter
- Dorman 800-121 Fuel Connector
- 3/8″ Fuel Injection Hose Clamps (Pack of 10) 9/16″ – 5/8″ Dia
- 5/16″ Fuel Injection Hose Clamps (Pack of 10) 1/2″ – 9/16″ Dia
Duct taped the MAF sensor on and made sure everything was plugged in. I am still waiting to get my intake parts in the mail.
Finally, the moment we all have been waiting for. It’s Alive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shortly after hearing it run, I lost motivation and had some victory beers.
Continue on to Part 7 where we install the throttle cable, intake, and LS ECM (computer).
- Ol’ Blue LS Swap LINK INDEX:
- Part 1: Removal of the 496 BB and wire harness
- Part 2: Initial install of LS motor and adapting to TH400
- Part 3: Custom motor mounts and EGR blockoff plates
- Part 4: Power steering adapter and LS ECM installation
- Part 5: LS manifold V-band and exhaust installation
- Part 6: Coolant/fuel system installation – First Start!
- Part 7: Throttle Cable/Intake/DIY ECM mount
- Part 8: Painless wire harness install and LED conversion
- Part 9: Reconfigure the exhaust…again and finish LED’s