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    Another quick update. Got the 4d55 engine out of the 87, but I got lazy today, and broke the fan blade a bit.
    I have a couple 2.6 donor engines, so we'll see if a fan from one of them fits.

    Still have to switch the pilot bearing, install the clutch kit, and throw it back in there.
    Going to clean up that filthy engine bay, clean the interior, and work on the wiring.
    Somedays I really need to practice more patience. Or just learn to step away from the project for a short bit. Josh
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    So... Today was a bit of a long day with very little actually done.
    The engine is finally sitting in the engine bay, and I have already started wiring things up.
    However, I still need to attach the pedal brackets, and make something for my fuel filter housing.

    For some reason, the engine bay really feels tight. Also, there is a difference between the 1982 firewall, and the 1984 firewall.
    Mainly for the clutch master cylinder area. On the 1984 firewall, it is flat and offers plenty of room for adjustment.
    The 1982 firewall is more precise, and has angles near the mounting area.

    Everything still went in pretty smoothly, but it could have gone better. Haha. Josh
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    A couple more for the fun of it. I also had to remove a little material from the clutch pedal bracket to fit.
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    Not much going on as I wait for the leaf spring bushing kit. I finally got the starter wiggled in there, the fuel system is 90% complete. Exhaust is in, glow plug set up mounted...

    Tomorrow I will button up the transmission, and finish wiring the engine.
    Getting pretty close now, I can almost taste it. Josh
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    Haha, very true. Just smelling the diesel while transfering fuel tanks got me a little excited about everything.

    The bushing kit arrived yesterday, so I am in full push to finish up, and drive.
    Everything still needs fresh fluids, plus a variety of other things need to be tightened up. Literally.

    Here is the plate that I made for the interior side of the clutch master cylinder to add some strength.
    Since it is pretty much an exact fit, the pedal and plate took longer than expected.

    Unless anyone says otherwise, I was just going to go for the Pennzoil Syncromesh gear oil for the transmission.
    Any recommendations for the transfer case, and rear diff??

    Well, as always... Stay tuned. Josh
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    I'm using Castrol axle limited slip 90 in my 2nd gen LSD for the last 12 months or so. (Diff was in a twin turbo ecotec 3800 2nd gen, and now my Buick powered 1st gen, and it's holding up without issues)

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