Originally Posted by 323jamie
That bit of information that you have shared is wonderful. I new that this wasnt a one man band. Did you convert to a 380 trans later? I didnt have a v8 in my vehicle either. This is where I am at as of current. The fuel pump is a bit peculiar? The Vacum pump as you mentioned seemed from what little I did close maybe. I am 2 ears ready to listen. Could any of the things I am currently working on below bring any hints or suggestions?
High pressure power steering line (Napa make a fitting)
fuel pump lines in and out are an fitted type while the ones in vehicle are hose clamp (napa fitting make)
accelerator cable bracket (pending shippment)
missing glowplug power loom (pending shippment)
motor doesnt mount up directly (looking around ideas)
alternator wires are different (look around for ideas)
fabricate a engine air box (friends exhaust shop)
exhaust down pipe different (Friends exhaust shop)
fabricate a lower intercooler tube from turbo to bottom cooler. (friends exhaust shop)
Radiator and intercooler cleaned and pressure tested(AZ Radiator Shop)
motor mounts were missing studs to slide into engine mount brackets (ace hardware)
The clutch plate was worn rings, clutch had a broken spring and was stuck to the flywheel(resourced from rovahfarm).
Rear main seal (resourced from rovahfarm)
The flywheel is at a machine shop getting resurfaced. (Friends shop from our church $40)(picked up today)
Water pump (look to resource one)
2.5 N/A back plate?
I'll address what I can. I'm still relatively new, and if it hasn't given me problems, I probably haven't touched it yet.
Power steering line - yes, most likely need a custom. Mine was already installed, so I don't know.
Fuel pump lines - same story as power steering lines.
AC lines (if you're thinking about it) - Yep, need to be custom again. I just had that done yesterday on mine. Previous owner cut the line in two places and used normal rubber hose and some clamps.
Motor not mounting up - not quite sure what problem having or question you're asking.
Air box and any air inlet lines - don't do what the previous owner of my vehicle did and use stuff that rusts. Use aluminum, rubber, or even plastic. My old intake pipe looked like something that was lying around the shop. Nothing like rust flakes being sucked into the turbocharger.
2.5 NA back plate - You don't need the 2.5 N/A back plate. The LT77 will mount up good enough, 8 of 11 bolts. I would bet that the LT77 internals would snap first, especially if you've got an older LT77 (e.g. E suffix like mine).