Slow, steady, methodical

I’m to a point where several little projects are going at once.  All the while, readying for a fresh new concrete slab to be poured in the “service bay” of my garage.  Soon there will be no more need to crawl around in the gravel while working on projects.

I’m currently working on things such as cleaning and freshening the motor I pulled from the 2004 Sierra.  Cleaning the outside as well as the inside.

Donor motor pulled. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
All parts are cleaning up nicely. Here, the valve covers get the gunk out. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
Pistons are looking good. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.

Wiring harness has neared completion.  Next is to finalize the connections to the new fuse block and assemble the plug for inside wiring.

Wiring harness modification. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
Nice waterproof fuse box from Amazon. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.

Removing the power steering pulley so I can get the pump off the bracket for cleaning and painting.  Chasing the threads with a tap to clear out the rust so I can reinstall pulley without problems.

Removing the rust in the shaft threads with a tap. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.

The block is cleaned with power washer, Purple Power, a brush and wire wheel to ready it for paint.

Cleaning and stripping the block. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
Chevy orange-red paint applied. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.

The valve lifters were in especially dirty and grimy condition.  Disassembly is easy and makes for a very clean lifter.  It’s surprising how good this motor was running before I tor it apart considering how dirty some components are.

Dirty, grimy, sludgy valve lifters Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
Disassembled. Clean and uncleaned lifters. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.
Lifters cleaned up easily inside and out. Click to enlarge – use browser back button to return.

The fuel injectors have now been cleaned and new o-rings installed.

Reconditioned 862 heads have arrived to replace crappy 706 heads.

All gaskets have arrived.

Oil pan ordered.  TSP 81073.

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