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E36 LS1 swap update

The engine is built, the wiring harness is in, the mounts are ready. Everything is in place to get it put in the car.

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Attached is the picture of the engine mid way through the rebuild. I put in a BTR stage 2 cam, new valve springs, new push rods, and new gaskets all around. I also replaced the stock 241 heads with some 243 heads. I’m flying by the seat of my pants with all this - I’ve never even worked on a v8 before, let alone torn an engine apart.

I’m off work this next week so the plan is to put in 8-12 hour days in and see where I can get with it. I have the fuel system ordered and a new throttle cable on the way. I have to sort out a radiator, figure out how the power steering will come together, all that stuff. There’s a lot of uncharted waters ahead, but I’m looking forward to it.

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