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Need my motor running.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by korey, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. korey

    korey Senior Member

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    Alright, I know this is a broad question and will require someone with knowledge and patience to answer. With that said, please do not tell me to go look in my chilton manual for the answer or tell me Im dumb, etc. My qeustion is, if all I have is a bare 96 ls longblock( no tranny, no sensors, no mounts, no IM, just the head, block, and oil pan w/all internals, no external parts) what all do I need to make this thing running. It is going to be a N/A motor. I would greatly appreciate anyones help, even if they just list a couple of things. Thanx guys.

    Also, Im sure it would be cheaper to buy a COMPLETE swap, but I am also doing this for experience and knowledge, not just for a quick swap where I dont do much of the assembly. Thanx.
     
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    sihatchback_RL Senior Member

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    alternator, distributor, engine harness, intake manifold, headers, just the minor stuff that'll start it up.
     
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    racintweek Senior Member

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    all the stuff thats missing j/k

    you will pay out the ass to get all teh sensors, wiring, etc


    i say go get a wrecked donor car from teh junkyard
    or even just a blown engine with a good trans and everything still there

    if you get the blown engine you will have a spare block to build with no downtime

    just a hint of prices for sensors 87 rex si MAP dealer only $275
    i cant imagine about a newer car
     
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    a tranny, clutch (which you can get online for around $230 shipped), flywheel (might as well lighten it a little when you get it resurfaced), all 5 motor mounts... etc, there's just too much little stuff, yeah, just get yourself another block and build it up while you have a running car, ls motors are cheap, and in the end you might consider doing ls/vtec , I know many people have gone that route, just my .02
     
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    oh ya, remember to match the OBD, or you gonna have one hell of a wiring job.
     
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