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LS swap is happening

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by Squirrelsmith, Sep 9, 2020.

  1. Rocket Man

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    I just don’t want it flaking off and looking all splotchy later like it does on rubber pieces that don’t get masked off. Maybe overthinking this but I try to be careful when I’m painting stuff.
     
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    You can take the casing totally off if you really want to. Getting the back off requires undoing some solders or crimps though, wasnt worth it to me
     
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    I’ll check it out. Thanks Kevan. Any more progress on the swap?
     
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    Got some parts rolling in, gotta finish making the brackets to relocate the ac and alternator this week. Pretty much done at that point
     
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    Ok I got the pulley off but how did you pull the front case off? Did you have to use a puller because of the bearing? I’m not sure if I shouldn’t just clean and paint without disassembling this thing. It’s off my 08 so I need it to work when I’m done lmao.
    Edit: never mind, figured it out. Sorry didn’t mean to jack your thread.

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    I pulled the case apart on an alternator earlier in the year to have it powder coated and even with a new bearing pressed in it squealed so I used my lifetime AutoZone warranty and got a new one. Really not sure why it squealed everything was aligned perfectly but it was unbearable.
     
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    Bummer. I separated the case and the stator stated in the front half. I tried to bang it out with a dead blow but it wasn’t happening so I’ll just paint the 2 halves as is. I can mask almost everything now except the back half of the windings but I’m not gonna desolder shit.
     
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    Paint it black and put it back!
     
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    With the case apart is it possible to slide something between the back half of the case and the windings to serve as a mask? I was thinking maybe some playing cards or thin plastic.
     
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    I didn’t really see a way at the time and now it’s too late! I sprayed the thang lol.
     
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