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Old 08-23-2013, 03:23 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, 04:51 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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Woooo Hooo!
Let her rip tater chip!
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Old 08-23-2013, 09:36 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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Old 08-24-2013, 04:25 AM
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Did you fire it up?
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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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, 08:26 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.













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.







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

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:35 PM
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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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Old 08-25-2013, 09:37 PM
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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.

Thanks buddy.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:03 PM
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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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Old 08-25-2013, 10:14 PM
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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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Old 08-26-2013, 05:13 PM
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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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