Out with the old
In with the new
It's in! Hit a few snags including having the motor mounts on the wrong sides and some other idiotic things, but the hardest part is done.
Spent about 12 hours on Friday disconnecting everything from drive shaft to fuel lines etc and then 12 hours with the help of a friend to pull the slant, installing timing cover, water pump and oil pan, bolting engine to the transmission, dropping both in the car and bolting it down. Not bad for my first ever engine swap (my friend had swapped an engine before, but not since high school)!
Still plenty to do...
I wasn't able to get the park lock cable housing off the slant transmission yet and the V8 A904 was missing that part. Any tips are welcome.
I had gotten new gaskets for the 90 degree oil filter adapter, but the copper washer is to small to go over the bolt?!
Also didn't realize that slant 6 and V8 dipsticks are different, so I need to find a V8 dipstick now?!
I need to find a crankcase breather that fits the 1" knocked out hole in the Mopar Performance Valve covers.
Still to do (mostly as a reminder to myself):
-paint + install exhaust manifolds
-install TTi dual exhaust
-hook up transmission (speedo cable, gear shift cable, park lock cable + housing, transmission cooler lines)
-radiator + hoses (+thermostat housing), heater hoses
-install distributor + coil
-install oil sender
-install temp sender
-adjust wiring lengths for V8
-rebuilt and install carburetor (taken apart and cleaned already)
-install starter + inspection cover
-fill transmission, engine and radiator with fluids
-hook up battery
Can't wait to fire it up for the first time!