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Old 01-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Anybody with a 5.3L V8? I need a hand

I am pretty sure but need to see if a Saab engine cover will fit on the shop trucks GMC 5.3 v8. If you can help let me know..
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Do you have a picture of the shop truck engine?
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Old 01-15-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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I think it will
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #4
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i know some of the early 9-7s didn't come with engine covers.. there is 2 little hooks on the back of the plenum that the cover locks into then it screws into the plenum. if the truck has them i dont see why not.
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hey nick i think the cover has different mounting points, i know theres a screw in the middle and the 2 hooks on the firewall side of the cover on the 97x this is a shot of the truck motor vs the 97x

http://www.gmc.com/images/common/lg/...engine_lrg.jpg

http://media.photobucket.com/image/s...s/DSC04229.jpg
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well theres a screw in the middle on both..... i'm sure Nick can make it happen
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Just swapping the engine cover, fastest motor swap ever.

Did this ever work out, I'd love it to see pictures.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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They way the 9-7 sets back under the cowl I don't think it will work. Been busy with everything else too.
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2.0 GOOSE 500whp + 8500rpm = 11.06 @125 E85
Viggen 439whp / 447tq 12.43 @114 on Gt2871.64, (Now 511whp Gt3076)
Nordic E85 9-3 SS Aero 320hp / 350ftlbs
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trying to shove one back at the General, and Saab-out a GM??
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Old 04-28-2010, 01:53 PM   #10
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It'll fit. Same basic cover on my 9-7x Aero as on the TB SS -- and the Aero engine is the same family (same intake manifold, same mounting points for the cover) as the 5.3.

TBSS (I'll try to find a closer shot):


My 9-7X Aero:
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