2018/10/06 - Engine Install

The crate engine install hit a few snags, but went alright. The main issue was the threads in the block for the engine mount brackets stripped out when trying to torque them down. Needed to install a helicoil to take care of it.

Couple of notes:

The A/C compressor needs to be installed before installing the engine. The LS3 waterpump also does not fit on the GTM, it's about 0.5" to 1" longer than the LS1 waterpump, and that clearance is sorely needed.


Removing from crate. Wooden ramps were made


Installing compressor and engine mount brackets


LS1 waterpump clearance



Estimated time: 4 hours