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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:18 pm 
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I went and picked up the motor and trans today. It is out of a 2002 Tahoe. I thought it may be a "drive by wire" throttle, but it is cable drive. 4.8L with aluminum heads and a 4L60E. I hope I got everything I need. It's a little dirtier than I was expecting, but it nothing that a little elbow grease can't take care of. Here's some pictures:


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I got the fuse/relay box. I've read that it is much easier to wire it up if you have this. I'll find out soon...

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Here is the MAF sensor, the factory Tahoe fuel pump and a couple extra O2 sensors they gave me. I don't think I will be able to use the factory pump because of it's unusual design. The outlet hose connection is really strange. Looks like I will need to get one out of a Late 80's F-body with TPI to fit in the Monte Carlo in-tank fuel hanger I bought from a fellow MR.com member.


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Check this out. The A/C compressor uses a separate small serpentine belt with a miniture idler pulley. Strange.... Not sure if this will fit without modification to the crossmember. Another thing I'm about to find out.

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UH OH... :roll: I just made a nasty mess where the wife parks her Yukon. Gotta' get that up! :lol:


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Home Sweet Home!

So, the plan is to spend time tomorrow to get the engine bay cleaned up and possibly painted. Supposed to be nice weather, so that should help. Then I'll probably spend some time cleaning up the motor a little before test fitting some things. Until next time.....

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nice, what did ya give for it if ya dont mind me asking...


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$2k for everything.

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:40 pm 
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pretty nice deal, phillip! now comes the fun part, getting it in! :D cant wait to see the next update! how excited is your son?!

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 Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:24 pm 
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He's very excited.. A couple of his buddies from school came over today and they were oohing and ahhhing over the motor. Then one of them said, "Mr. P, can you imagine your son riding around in that car with us?!". :shock:
I had a flash back to my teenager days, and it scared me! :lol:

I'm getting geeked up about it myself. I can't wait to hear it fire up the first time!

I told my son that when we get all the kinks worked out, that we'll take it to the drag strip to see what it will do. My son said, "Dad, you know Mom won't let you do that". :roflback: I informed him that we would indeed! :twisted:

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This project has that "cool" factor. I am enjoying veiwing the build. Keep 'em coming.

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Soak the whole thing down with wd-40 and let it sit overnight before pressure washing it. Works really well

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Do we call u Mr P from now on?

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I'm all for it! :lol: ;)

I'm excited to follow this build m'self, seeing as your son is. It makes me think forward 12 years to my boy & I workin' on his project (at the rate he's going, it'll be more like 6 years :lol:).

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:roflback: mom won't let you do that! he's got a point! #-o glad to see he's having fun with it. you never forget your first car, especially if your first car is a car YOU built, with the help of good ol' dad, of course! :lol: great job, mr.P! :thumbsup:

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Excelerater wrote:
Do we call u Mr P from now on?

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Believe me, I've been called much worse.... :lol:

Tom, I actually bought the motor/trans pretty close to you. I got it from 431 Auto Parts in Alexandria.

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Excelerater wrote:
Do we call u Mr P from now on?

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Believe me, I've been called much worse.... :lol:

Tom, I actually bought the motor/trans pretty close to you. I got it from 431 Auto Parts in Alexandria.


i do business with them quite a bit, sometimes they are a little high on their prices, but other times not. looks like they gave you a good deal ;) did you deal with eddie?

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My dad also has a malibu, but me and him built my car and it was a fun expirience I wish I would have takin picture through the whole time but I never did. Have fun building it first start up is the best. good luck

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Yeah, I dealt with Eddie. Everyone there was really nice. Unfortunately, he kinda' misled (or I misunderstood) me on the the reprogramming of the ECM. I was under the impression that he or somebody there could reprogram the ECM for me, but he said that he is good friends with Mark at S&P and that he could get me a discuount through S&P.... I'll see.

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everyone was real nice :lol: i guess you didn't try to talk them down on price. i have alot of customers complain about the way they get treated there, but i hear that eddie is ok to deal with. i've never really had any problems with them, but all the yards try to help eachother out. did you get much done while the weather was nice this weekend?

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