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Old 08-23-2013, 02:23 AM
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FINALLY...If everything goes according to plan, tomorrow will be the big day. If I get it running tomorrow, Ill post a video for yall. Wish me luck!

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:51 AM
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Well it's about damn time! I've been waiting to hear the 460 for a while now. I bet your excited! Good luck man.
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:36 PM
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Ok, so the 460 runs like a champ now, just one other issue...I do not have a water pump 2 groove pulley. Anybody got one laying around I can buy?
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Did you fire it up?
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:19 AM
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Yea, it runs good, just dont have a water pump pulley, so i cant drive it.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:26 PM
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YAY FOR PROGRESS FINALLY.

I wont talk too much, just going to say, 460 is in and running BUT I am still trying to find an original water pump pulley so I dont have to order an overpriced billet one. If I cant get one by Monday, Ill be ordering a 3 piece billet pulley kit. Also, got my grill, square headlight buckets, and push bar back on.

My grill shell is from the old owner and its a cheap LMC one...fitment sucks so I didn't bother trying to line things up properly. They were close enough, so Ill wait till I get all new stuff from DC. End of talking, picture time.

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Tried to get photos showing my clearance between the starter and headers...headers are shortys inside the frame rails. No clearance issues and around 3-4 inches away from the starter...I dont think I will have any heatsink issues.

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AND the last piece I am waiting for to wrap this up.

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It really looks better with the square lights IMO.

Oohh wee don't that 460 look good sitting in there! lol
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I think so too. The 460 is so awesome. I have only got to drive it about 10 feet because of not water pump pulley, but after I break it in, Ill post a video of it running.
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It really looks better with the square lights IMO.

Oohh wee don't that 460 look good sitting in there! lol
I really owe you the credit for convincing me to go for this swap.

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No problem man, I really think you're going to enjoy it. Looking foward to the video!
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Nice OEM push bar .....thanks again for the "Crave Case".
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haha Thanks. I am going to paint it when I get new grill shell/front bumpers. Didnt want to paint it and then chip it removing it. Its a PITA to mount the bumper and push bar alone lol
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Bolt the guard to the bumper with the 2 bottom bolts (loosely) and then put the bumper w/guard in place and use 2 #3 screwdrivers in the upper bolt holes to hold it.

Then remove the bottom bottom bolts and do one finger tight at a time till all 4 are in.

Try it with home made clear plastic gaskets between the guard and bumper face. I hate to scratch that pretty chrome bumper.
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Found my pulley and another oem pushbar today for a 78/79 at the JY today. Picked up the pushbar bar for a grand total of $75.
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