Step one went went pretty well; that is the removal of the
Jag engine and the removal of the LT1 from the '96 Caprice
donor car. Step three will be the basic installation &
connections, with step four being the final details like
tidying up, A/C and most likely trouble shooting.
Now it’s time for step two. For me, this step is cleaning up
the Jag engine bay, replacing bushings and prepping the LT1
I have many of the new parts for installation purchased and
sitting on stand by. I’ve spent the last couple of nights
removing the all the wiring, dismantling the accessories and
The goal is to have all, or at least most of the caked on
grease removed and replace as many gaskets & seals as
reasonably possible-including the transmission. It looks
like the only gaskets that won’t be replaced are the intake
& head gaskets.
Upon removing the water pump I found that the driven bearing
is junk. Ordered a remanufactured pump yesterday and will
pick it up today.
After pulling the balancer off and then the timing cover,
realized that I should have ordered a new timing set as
well. You can’t just expect that these parts are going to be
in great shape. I actually feel a little bit guilty about
not freshening up the entire bottom end and going through
the heads to at least lap the valves and install new seals.
We’ll just pretend I’m ignorant to those details.
After cleanup and gasket installation I’ll put on a fresh
coat of engine enamel. Then it will be time to pull the Jag
back into the shop for it’s prep work. Hopefully I’ll be at
that point some time this weekend.
Thanks to all who have pitched in advice, warnings and other
pointers so far. Am looking forward to learning more from
all of you!–
Allendorf, Iowa, United States
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