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Red-Devil getting LS-swapped

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well I started this a few days a go its a 2004 chevy Colorado getting a LS swap ill be posting what I use to make someone else's swap go smother than mine.

here is how it started

decided to give it a better stance before I started the swap

here is what will power the Red-Devil

well here we go

started tarring apart the little old I5

and its out

here is the new heart for Red-Devil its a 5.3 block bored to a 5.7 all forged piston & rods all arp on the inside and head bolts. im gonna be running 243 heads milled & ported. fast lsxrt intake with 42lb injectors.

inside view of the engine

and ready to put it in along with its fully built 4L70e tranny

here she sits in place thanks to current performance motor mounts.. I did run in to a problem the oil pan from trucks hangs part the cross members so I will have to order a holley oil pan that is shorter.

added the valve covers and coils along with msd wires

decided to run a DBW throttle body so I went with a ls2 silver blade

this is as far as I got I will be ordering the harness from current performance wiring

as for headers I still don't know what ill be running or which ones clear
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Very nice job so far, I have a 5.7 in mine as well, I am running the f-body oil pan and have no clearance issues. The Holley oil pan does look very nice though, look forward to seeing this finished.
I have a 2000 camaro 5.7 in my Colorado, and I am running Doug thorley tri y long tubes, passenger side fits perfect no modification. The drivers side had to have 3 out of 4 primaries shortened, in order to clear the steering shaft. My headers are originally for 67-72 c10 with LS swap, I took a chance and it worked.
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