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408 iron pig (yeah in a sky)

My project has been slowly coming together and I finally got the bulk of everything into the car on Saturday.

-6.0 silverado iron block bored and stroked to 408. 11.1 forged this that and the other thing

-t56 transmission. lightly built and assembled by yours truly. It was my first so we shall see how many gears I can actually get it into haha.

I used performance autowerks mount kit to the thing in there.









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The Belly of the Beast...wish I had your knowledge.
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It has all been learned by making catastrophic mistakes over the years. LOL
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You and me both Mike. I have yet to brave tearing into a trans. Replacing it yes, opening it up, not so much.


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It has all been learned by making catastrophic mistakes over the years. LOL
Nothing like experiential learning. Many members here want u to do all the work for them. I like your attitude.
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Either that or spent quite enough time working on vehicles when they were younger and are now quite willing to pay to have it done. Flip side of paying is that you have to reign in your dreams a bit to fit it into the budget.
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-6.0 silverado iron block bored and stroked to 408. 11.1 forged this that and the other thing
I'm curious as to why you chose the iron block? Was aluminum too expensive or what??

Isn't the iron block about 200 lbs. heavier?

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I went with the Iron block because I was able to get near turn key truck motors for cheap. I was an opportunistic choice really.
Looking back, the fact that I ended up replacing so much (ie intake, accessories, exhaust manifolds, heads) it didn't save me much more than 1000 bucks between a bare iron or bare ls2 block.

from ls1 tech
LS1/2...........106
LS7..............107
RHS..............110
Dart Billet......128
6.0L Iron.......216 (weighed another block and changed this; first block had some weight added in the deck)
LSX..............230

so a little over a 100 lbs difference.
But then again, you can find guys that swear it's only 75-80 lbs difference.

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I went with the Iron block because I was able to get near turn key truck motors for cheap. I was an opportunistic choice really.
Looking back, the fact that I ended up replacing so much (ie intake, accessories, exhaust manifolds, heads) it didn't save me much more than 1000 bucks between a bare iron or bare ls2 block.

from ls1 tech
LS1/2...........106
LS7..............107
RHS..............110
Dart Billet......128
6.0L Iron.......216 (weighed another block and changed this; first block had some weight added in the deck)
LSX..............230

so a little over a 100 lbs difference.
But then again, you can find guys that swear it's only 75-80 lbs difference.
OK. Thanks.

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Cool.

Cant wait to see and hear it run.

Soon to be a LS3 but:
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Oh that's a mess o' wires tharyagawt laddie!


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I can't wait either! It's been too long to weight for some kinf of reward. haha.

As for the wiring disaster... I sure feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew.
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Is this REALLY your wiring, or did you find this image posted somewhere??

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That is MY car as it sits right now. You can see the turbo heat shield hasn't moved from resting on the windshield seen in most of my previous pics LOL
You are looking at two different harnesses (one from the original sky and one from the ls2 motor) splayed open and in various stages of being sliced, routed, or deleted.

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