8x Series V8 Swaps

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i do not have overheating problem but just can't get over it running at 210 F heaven'S people telling me it is normal
how far back did you move your engine because i do not have that much room between fan and radiator
My motor is about as far back as it can go. I probably have 4 or 5 inches I'm guessing between the water pump pulley nose to the radiator face.
 
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After watching my cruiser run while on the lift I noticed some vibration between the header collector flanges and the muffler. I think a brace would be a good idea to the exhaust off of the transmission to reduce any chance of exhaust/header cracks. Going to look into a spot to add some bracing.
 
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i do not have vibration at all and i used original mounting spots to mount my exhaust i build my own exhaust in 4 pieces for easier installation 2 1/2 to muffler and after muffler 2 3/4 exhaust does not move at all you can put cup on the engine and it will not move
 
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i do not have vibration at all and i used original mounting spots to mount my exhaust i build my own exhaust in 4 pieces for easier installation 2 1/2 to muffler and after muffler 2 3/4 exhaust does not move at all you can put cup on the engine and it will not move
Do you have cats?
 
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Got the exhaust support brackets done. Seems like it idles smoother. The bracket is bolted to 2 trans pan bolts on each pipe. Just after these brackets are flex pipes.
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yes i do have cats but i also welded in two flex pipes my exhaust is pieced together but i wanted no kinks in tube in the end it turned out perfect after i painted it with high temp paint it looks like factory built for this swap





 
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I have flex pipes after the cats too. I noticed the cats shaking when I was running it at 50MPH while on the lift. They didn't shake much, but I'm sure on bumpy roads it would be worse and I know that could cause cracks over time.
 
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Hi I am new here and have been reading alot and I'm overwhelmed with all this. I'm just reaching out to find out who makes a transmission adapter to go from a Chevy 5.3 to my factory 92 auto transmission?
 

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Hi I am new here and have been reading alot and I'm overwhelmed with all this. I'm just reaching out to find out who makes a transmission adapter to go from a Chevy 5.3 to my factory 92 auto transmission?
I don’t think anyone does, nor sure you would want to. The adapter goes between the GM transmission & t-case.
 
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