2008 5.3/4L60 into 85 Caballero

Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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Aug 3, 2016
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Project is back on.
A year later recovered from flood. 85 Caballero never sold and the guy a sold the engine and tranny to never put it into his project and unloaded it back to me for the same price. He rebuilt the tranny and swapped the cam in the engine. He spent $1800 and lost it selling it back to me.
When he took the heads off he figured out it was a 4.8 not a 5.3 like I thought, but I'll take it for my build. I'll keep ya'll informed.
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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#12
Project is back on.
A year later recovered from flood. 85 Caballero never sold and the guy a sold the engine and tranny to never put it into his project and unloaded it back to me for the same price. He rebuilt the tranny and swapped the cam in the engine. He spent $1800 and lost it selling it back to me.
When he took the heads off he figured out it was a 4.8 not a 5.3 like I thought, but I'll take it for my build. I'll keep ya'll informed.
Glad to see you've recovered and are back at it. My mom was out in B.R. when the floods hit. She didn't flood but lots of her friends and neighbors did. That's a terrible situation to be in.
 
Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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Aug 3, 2016
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Once I get the engine and tranny back in my possession I'll make a to do/need list to get it installed in frame. Engine mounts, tranny crossmember, headers or f-body manifolds? Radiator and fans,
Lots of beer...
 
Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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Has anyone used the G-Force crossmember and LS engine mounts???? Wondering where that would set the engine and if they would allow me to use the truck pulleys that came with my 4.8. What headers could use?
It looks like there is adjust ability with the cross-member and the engine mounts.
 
G

GPNX

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I used the g force crossmember. Made the engine sit farther forward so the 1" setback mounts I had wouldn't work. Had to change power steering pulley then. Did you buy anything yet? That Holley kit gets good reviews.
 
Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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I have not bought anything. Trying to get things lined up. I have truck accessories. I thought the holley kit set the engine back? That holley kit is toooooo expensive for my build at this time. Not sure if my stock truck pan will clear with that G Force set up?
 
Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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Aug 3, 2016
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I never did anything with this project. It's been sitting in my garage. All For Sale. 85 GMC Caballero, 4.8 LS/4L60
$3000. Or split .
 
Turbolq4

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Pics of the car and parts?
 
Cajun83HO

Cajun83HO

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