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Old 03-28-2009, 07:46 PM   #1
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Hi there.
*Thread is designated for me sharing everything from the pre-build prep-complete conversion + aftermath.

Going out: 96 M44B19 drive-train [OBDII with 130k 5 speed Getrag transmission]
Going in: M52B28 [OBDII with x<130k]
bought from:Here

Here is what I have so far [or what should be here next week]

M52B28
Swap includes:
Engine Long Block(from oil-pan up)
Wiring Harness
Alternator
Starter
AC Compressor
Key+EWS & ECU(DME)
Ignition coils
motor mounts
all sensors
accessories
fuel rail
intake manifold
MAF
Starter
Stock Air-box
Ignition
[more to be listed]

*getting this DS for when I get a 5 speed ZF:


The motor should be here sometime this upcoming week, *delivered by R+L carriers gave me a $226.12 rate quote for Connecticut to Maryland. the quote is good for 30 days. Pics will come when it arrives of course

Feel free to chime in

*I am at the state of gathering everything together, and I plan to begin in May.

*VVV Current pic of the car VVV


*VVV Here is a rough of what I want it to look like years down the line VVV

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*= updated
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:40 AM   #2
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:51 PM   #3
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update coming tonight, got some goodies in the mail today
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
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When your at it be shure to change the ristricted 328 intake manifold out for an M50B25 item
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cool, can't wait to see you get started on it
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*drive shaft arrived
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I expect it to be in the car and running by Sunday morning, you better get to work. LOL, I still remember at the last meet you were like "Man, my dad will never let me get a swap." I guess he changed his mind, eh? lol. So sick Ced, I can't wait to go for a ride. Let me know if you need any help I'm only a few mins away.

Also, M50 mani, 3.5HFM, S52 cams, shark, etc. Get to it!
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crap! I've got to hide this thing somewhere before interrogation begins! Dave, its going to be nuts, so many people are trying to join the fun, so heck yeah come on through. I rather have 1 true knowledgeable guy there instead of 10 knuckle-heads. I may start in May after graduation.
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Wow this is going to be so cool after it's done!
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motor arriving over night, reserved for more pics.
*a buddy of mine lent me his hoist, now I need to get a chain and a leveler. Haha he said he used a seat belt for his civic swaps.

*what engine stand are yall using out there?
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I have an M50 manifold if youre interested..
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