Might as well find an LS to throw in there while you are it and ready spend money
I feel you there! Being without a truck blows. I ended up buying another one for the time being.Would, but I already committed to new OEM heads at a pretty heavily discounted price.
Plus time wise, I'd like the truck to be running so I can at least enjoy part of this Summer. Truck wouldn't be running for another year if I did an LQ4 swap.
Those welds a fugly.Good progress these last 2 days. Got all the fitment dialed on the cam tabs and coil tower reinforcements and everything is welded in now. Not the prettiest welds, but they'll hold.
PXL_20220319_023804674 by Cory Bechtold, on Flickr
PXL_20220318_235549771 by Cory Bechtold, on Flickr
Need to flat out some of the welds on the cam tabs to allow for full range of motion for my alignment guy, but other than that, I'm planning to box the factory motor mounts to hopefully give them a little bit more rigidity. Once that's all done, it's on to cleaning and prepping for paint.
Very nice. I'd love to hone my welding skill again, but that requires my truck to not need constant work... most of which is self inflicted, but I digress.