I'm at a bit of a loss on the bronze bushings. I've got the input gear out and the old "plastic" bushings separated. There are two versions of the bronze bushing(one with tabs, one without) but there appears to only be one of the "plastic". Here is a picture to show the issue:
Title states it.
I was running one of the 'backroads' of Placerville, Calif and saw this beauty:
After doing two u-turns, I got the wife to snap a picture. I didn't want to freak the owner out by running around it ;)
Mine was 2x4... I forget the thickness... I want to say 0.188" (3/16") My fab guy is confident in their ability to take a few good hits... his comment was something along the lines of if the rockers are damaged, there is going to be a lot more that is damaged.
I would be fairly confident that SOR gears are correct.
Here are the gears I have pre-final machining:
I've heard some claims that these will work without a recess. My own trial fitting says not a chance of the cover fitting without either a recess or beating the cover flat.
Where abouts in Nor Cal are you? I've got a brass one that I'm waiting to get machined. I'm in Georgetown.
What weatherproofing/rubber are you looking for? Normally I'd recommend Slo Cruisers. But I might have an extra upper tailgate rubber handy(goes on the main body)
The price on them are insane though :( Also somewhat expensive to get a manual trans behind.
Back in the day, people were swapping them into other vehicles and claiming the ability to get 20mpg with a Q-jet carb :eek:
Depends upon goals.
Aside from shooting myself in my foot, I'm mostly enjoying my 6.0L NV4500 FJ55. Gets the hell out of its own way :p
I didn't feel it was enough power so piggy number 2 is getting turbo 5.3L. The turbo should handle the issue of over power on parts... ie "soft" power...
Your info on the 6.0L(lsX) being "bigger" than a gen 1/2 SBC is mostly wrong. It sound like your engine placement is off.
SBC is 26" wide... lsx is 24" wide. SBC is 28" long... lsx is 28.25" long(then depends upon water pump) SBC 27" tall... lsx is 28.25"(depends upon oil pan, carb, intake...
Doubler has nothing to do with "power". It has to do with overcoming 'off idle' characteristics... especially for fools installing large cams not suitable for offroad.
If you are set on getting rid of your current drivetrain, I would highly recommend going to a split case. Much quieter. (yes...