View Full Version : A big thanks to SRJ, on another successful motor swap.


DrifterFreak210
10-26-2009, 02:17 AM
The quick story: (pics bellow)

SRJ is the man and swapped out my busted motor for a newer one.. all in 36 hours, start to finish, with a good nights sleep in there as well as a few long car trips here and there for parts.

The longer story:

My motor was making a small ticking sound, my and trent (krazy4) pulled off the heads and replaced the lifters, put it back together and it made the same sound. We took it out for a drive and thats when the major knocking started. I believe it is a spun bearing. I'm not sure, either way it meant a new engine was in order.

Raul (Wickedbluess) came through with an offer of his brother's engine out of a 2000 ss. It had 50k miles on it, and came with the heads, but no acc nor and intake or oil pan. Jason was able to swap these over from mine though.
We got the engine over the night before jason started working.

Saturday Jason arrived at 630 to start working. By the time I got back from work at 4, he had just about everything on the newer engine and was working on the oil pan transfer. By the end of the night, at about 11, he had everything bolted onto the K member and ready to slide back under the car.

Today he came by at about 830 and resumed working. By the time I was back at 5, he already had fired up the engine and was working on refilling the oil after he ran some through to clean any crap left in the engine. by 6 we were out doing a roll race, and as expected he pulled on me. lol

The car runs great and Jason did an excellent job with the swap. He definitely exceeded all of my expectations and to anyone that needs a motor job done quick and around your schedule, he's definitely a great option.


A big thanks to Jason (ss.slp.ls1 aka SRJ), Raul (wickedbluess) and his brother and friends that were over to help load the engine, Trent (Krazy4) and everyone else that in someway loaned a needed part or answered some needed questions.



Picture time!

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94'BLKBRD
10-26-2009, 03:50 AM
SRJ gets down!

LS1BLKSS
10-26-2009, 11:43 AM
SRJ you did this by yourself???

ss.slp.ls1
10-26-2009, 11:56 AM
SRJ gets down!

Thanks.

SRJ you did this by yourself???

Yes, pretty much. Bobby did clean the oil pan, lol.

LS1BLKSS
10-26-2009, 12:46 PM
Thanks.



Yes, pretty much. Bobby did clean the oil pan, lol.

fucken crazy ass srj!!!

krazy4
10-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Yeah, SRJ did pretty much everything lol.

Car runs good again! :D

FearTheDeer
10-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Thats a nice ass neighborhood

krazy4
10-26-2009, 12:58 PM
Thats a nice ass neighborhood

HAHA, you would think, the countless shootings would say otherwise though. :secret2: :jest:

carbonfiberbird
10-26-2009, 12:59 PM
awesome man I'm glad your cars up and running again! Did you ever get your paint job all straightened out at that shop?

rzuff
10-26-2009, 01:01 PM
Thanks.



Yes, pretty much. Bobby did clean the oil pan, lol.


Where did you get those jackstands and how hi do they go. Pretty much plan to do the same thing with my 04 but at least a motor isn't in there to start with !

krazy4
10-26-2009, 01:05 PM
Pretty much plan to do the same thing with my 04!

It's awesome, you actually have room to move lol.

DrifterFreak210
10-26-2009, 01:05 PM
SRJ you did this by yourself???

Yeah, pretty much 99% of the work was done flying solo.

Thats a nice ass neighborhood

Why thank you, they are quite nosy though and did not like my car sitting there while this was done. I can't begin to count how many neighbors walked by absolutely stunned seeing this happen in a driveway.

awesome man I'm glad your cars up and running again! Did you ever get your paint job all straightened out at that shop?

Yeah, apparently third time is the charm lol. But its the color I wanted now and its a pretty decent job for being maaco.

ss.slp.ls1
10-26-2009, 01:19 PM
Where did you get those jackstands and how hi do they go. Pretty much plan to do the same thing with my 04 but at least a motor isn't in there to start with !

Those are 7 ton jack stands, they are beefy stands. I believe I got them at Autozone. They go just high enough on the highest setting to roll out the engine and trans like pictured.

LS1BLKSS
10-26-2009, 03:24 PM
oh shit you guys don't use a cherry picker?

Blk99ek
10-26-2009, 03:39 PM
thats awesome, congrats

ss.slp.ls1
10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
oh shit you guys don't use a cherry picker?

Yes I did. You lift the body up with a cherry picker and then you set the body down on those 7-ton jack stands. That allows you to unhook and move the cherry picker out of the way. Otherwise you couldn't slide the engine and trans out.

hlaalu
10-26-2009, 04:21 PM
jason is a machine.

LS1BLKSS
10-26-2009, 04:49 PM
Yes I did. You lift the body up with a cherry picker and then you set the body down on those 7-ton jack stands. That allows you to unhook and move the cherry picker out of the way. Otherwise you couldn't slide the engine and trans out.

i asked since i didn't see one in the pic... but its in the back

LS1Adam84
10-26-2009, 04:58 PM
Alright yeah bobby I had heard there was some fun that happened after starting it up I am sorry i never could get down to listen to the car, glad it is fixed though SRJ is the man.

SRJ I didn't forget about your rocker arm bolts, still tryin to track down one for ya.

ss.slp.ls1
10-26-2009, 05:26 PM
Alright yeah bobby I had heard there was some fun that happened after starting it up I am sorry i never could get down to listen to the car, glad it is fixed though SRJ is the man.

SRJ I didn't forget about your rocker arm bolts, still tryin to track down one for ya.

Actually I don't need them anymore. It's cool.

TPI TERROR
10-26-2009, 05:59 PM
did you guys have the e brake on?
lol

ss.slp.ls1
10-26-2009, 06:01 PM
did you guys have the e brake on?
lol

Always, lol.

DrifterFreak210
10-27-2009, 02:06 AM
Alright yeah bobby I had heard there was some fun that happened after starting it up I am sorry i never could get down to listen to the car, glad it is fixed though SRJ is the man.


He is, and I forgive you, you did hook me up with the push rods the first time we tried to fix it.
oh and I asked you about the plugs today just cause I got curious which ones you were running with the ebay headers, I just picked up the msd ones when doing the swap, but I might go back to the stock ones because the car is acting up a bit now. but I'm thinking is an exhaust leak or plug wires or the engine compensating for the missing o2 sensors. shouldn't be something too bad to fix.

BobDoLe
10-27-2009, 10:12 AM
SRJ doesn't need a cherry picker. he uses THE FORCE when no one is watching.

LS1Adam84
10-27-2009, 10:16 AM
LOL Im sorry but thats hilarious, my car was acting up with stock plugs, yours is acting up with msd, just go over them again and make sure they are all completely plugged in. Damn gotta love the personality of cars.

ss.slp.ls1
10-27-2009, 12:07 PM
SRJ doesn't need a cherry picker. he uses THE FORCE when no one is watching.

Hahah... Shhh...:secret2:

ZexGX
10-27-2009, 08:06 PM
Congrats on getting it running again! If you're down with paying for some gas (or if I'm in the area) then I can drop by and we can get that engine bay shined up.

Nice work again SRJ! Those jack stands are epic.

Here's a pic again of how SRJ and Alex lifted my car with the cherry picker still attached to the rope wrapped around the frame rails.

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/30044278225.jpg

DrifterFreak210
10-27-2009, 08:42 PM
Congrats on getting it running again! If you're down with paying for some gas (or if I'm in the area) then I can drop by and we can get that engine bay shined up.


Thanks, but you know I don't pop my hood, lol. well not until I get a few more mods that is.. actually you left your hammer here, so let me know next time you cruise out here for DB or Bobs meet and I'll return it.

wicked z28
10-27-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm glad to hear everything worked out for you.I always took very good care of that motor, but it was just time for a 408 stroker.And its a Z28 not an SS.

Datzneat
10-27-2009, 10:58 PM
Damn how many swaps is that this year Jason?

ss.slp.ls1
10-28-2009, 12:17 PM
Damn how many swaps is that this year Jason?

Quite a few...but I need more. :nod: