GM 292 Straight 6 - Yet another conversion

RDavisinVA

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Motor mount fixtures we made for the metal motor mounts to go from the engine over to the V8 chassis mounts.
There is also a pair for the 4 cylinder pre-300TDI chassis mounts.
The metal fabrication shop uses these and some thin aluminum pieces to scribe into 1/4" steel, cut the shapes, drill the holes and then hold the individual pieces for welding.
Makes mount fabrication easier and all the mounts are dimensionally the same.
 

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rocky

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Having looked at the underside of my truck and discovered a transmission line leaking and doing it's best to rustproof everything, a clean gearbox like that is pure porn.
 

RDavisinVA

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Yesterday spent some time to install the 1.22 LT230.
The days of struggling to line up a transfercase are over.

Cut the heads off, reshaped, and slotted the ends of some long 10mm X 1.5 bolts that fit the threads in the transmission and transfercase.
The ends were ground tapered and used the cutoff wheel to make a slot in the end of each headless bolt.
Then inserted a longer bolt in the upper right hole between the transfercase and transmission.
Next rotated the transmission jack until the slotted bolts lined up using the long bolt as a pivot.
When everything lined up a few seconds later, it was effortless to push it home.
Extracted the slotted bolts with a screwdriver one at a time, replacing each with the correct bolt.
Pictures are poor because it was getting dark, but the headless tapered slotted bolts are shown.
 

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RDavisinVA

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How fast is that 110 0-60 ?
When you road in it, the sniper was reading 76% throttle, and it was fast then.
For fun trimmed the bottom of the accelerator petal to get 100% throttle.
Now I'd say if your willing to start in 2nd and only shift once into 3rd, then wind it up you can get there in roughly 3 to 5 seconds with a 1.4 LT230.
Someone who road in the 110 pointed out that this answer was incorrect and I agree.
For some reason was thinking about after you shift into 3rd gear the time it takes to get to 60 MPH.
From a complete stop to 60 MPH is like 11 to 15 seconds depending on how much total throttle you're getting with a 1.4 transfercase.

Since we are switching to the 1.22, it will be interesting to see the overing drivability difference compared to the 1.4.
 

Napalm00

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Yesterday spent some time to install the 1.22 LT230.
The days of struggling to line up a transfercase are over.

Cut the heads off, reshaped, and slotted the ends of some long 10mm X 1.5 bolts that fit the threads in the transmission and transfercase.
The ends were ground tapered and used the cutoff wheel to make a slot in the end of each headless bolt.
Then inserted a longer bolt in the upper right hole between the transfercase and transmission.
Next rotated the transmission jack until the slotted bolts lined up using the long bolt as a pivot.
When everything lined up a few seconds later, it was effortless to push it home.
Extracted the slotted bolts with a screwdriver one at a time, replacing each with the correct bolt.
Pictures are poor because it was getting dark, but the headless tapered slotted bolts are shown.

This is the same exact way I put on the four cylinder rear clutch housing on TDI. It makes sure that the clutch house and goes on perfectly square
 

RDavisinVA

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Chevy inline 6 250 CU in.
Ran when pulled, was gonna drop in a car but don't have time.
Pulled from older box van believe 75?
Has 87k on it newer head rebuilt new head and valve cover gasket comes with manifold and 2 carburetors

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Chevy inline 6 250 CUin with 53,000 original miles and powerglide transmission.

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Removed to replace with V.8.
Engine does not smoke or use oil.
Transmission in excellent condition also.

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1976 Chevy 250 6 cylinder with the power steering pump, alternator, manifolds and carb.

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Fired right up 1-19-19. Since 2008.
No smoke.
Have video of it running. Just pulled out
Asking $375. O. B.O.

Lexington NC
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Chevy 250 6 cylinder

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Good running engine, 64,000 original miles, pulled from 1981 chevy c10

Landenberg, PA
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