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  1. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Sounds about right haha, but I'm from Oregon soooo. well awesome man, I'll be sure to swing by you first for parts, thanks for your help with this project of mine!
  2. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Hey that's pretty great! thank you! I'll definitely come across a couple things I'm sure....but nothing at this time. I see you part out trucks though, you have a store page or anything? /R
  3. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    ohhhh.... Yeah pass on that. To my understanding, this generation of GM motor and trans is controlled by the same unit. I'm mostly worried about trying to ... adapt a GM trans to the existing shift assembly and cluster outputs. It's not my first swap, but it IS my first cross mfg swap. I've...
  4. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    According to the internet (tm) the 4l60e can support 400/400 without much problems, and they are cheap enough that if I break one I can just get another one. Sooo that's onto the consideration list. I know that there is an adapter from marks that will allow me to run the H2FA to the 4l60e...
  5. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    hahaha welcome to the party.
  6. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Do you think a 4l60e will hold 400/400 without issue? or should I search for an 80 instead? (Or does that present additional challenges?)
  7. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Definately considering it. The 4l60e that came with the truck I bought was a 4WD so it wouldn't work with the marks adapter, so I just sold it. If I do go GM, I'm thinking that a 4l80 2WD would be best?
  8. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Steps completed so far: * crashed 2004 Suburban purchased, drivetrain pulled, donor vehicle sold. * Engine rebuilt at machine shop bottom-to-top * now sourcing full parts list before pulling engine from running vehicle.
  9. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    I'll use this box to post questions that are outstanding and perhaps drop links for later developments. - Questions / Issues: Need to source a bell-housing adapter for the L59 to the A440 Need to source a harness to eliminate the Trans controls from the Vortec ECU Need to source proper motor...
  10. RexTreks

    Builds '94 Re-Power | GM 5.3 Vortec L59 - Build Tracker

    Hey all I've had my cruiser for a couple years now and it's served me well on many adventures, but at the miles creep up, my quest for power drives ever onward. Now in my possession is a zero-mile '04 GM 5.3 L59 that I intend to have carry me throughout the forests and hills; getting there is...
  11. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    At this point, I am leaning far more to purchasing a used 1FZ-FE and rebuilding it on my stand, then swapping the new one in.
  12. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    Sounds right, oil is in the right place for the distributor leak. Though with the above posted video, I may need to do a little more extensive work. engines got around 275k on it, so I might need to do a full rebuild here.
  13. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    I said I was gonna upload a video at one point, but never did. Here it is, with the noise audible. Thoughts?
  14. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    This is true haha
  15. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    As fun as that sounds, this motor is a little too....unstable for that right now lol. A turbo would only accelerate it's death. :P
  16. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    That's a great perspective, thank you very much for your input. I think sticking with a 1fz is the way to go here.
  17. RexTreks

    Pumped about my Slee Rear Bumper

    Beauty!
  18. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    This looks promising. '94 Code 71, EGR Bypass and redneck technique.. past that, I'm sure the ones that are leaking for me are the OPCS and the CSS, those are both certainly...covered.
  19. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    I have a feeling they are very much so related. Maybe I'll just try to do an EGR blockoff / delete first and see how much better things get. After that a leakdown test. It was pretty neglected in the form of oil seals so I know it could use a lot of help holding down drinks, haha. I'd...
  20. RexTreks

    '94 FZJ80 Budget V8 Swap - SBC vs Vortec

    No joke, hahah. Well, I'll grab a video and show you guys. If I can be convince it isn't a rod knock, hell I'll just pull the head and get it rebuilt. have a good time! I have a check engine light because the EGR is all borked too, so maybe I'll delete that while I'm in there. one more...
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