In this update, we’re breaking this junkyard 5.3L V8 down to see what we’re working with and start the process of breathing new life into this trusty old workhorse.
This is an important step of the build, as tearing apart this oily beast gives us the opportunity to inspect everything and determine whether this engine is suitable for our upcoming modifications and upgrades.
After stripping this mill down to the long block, we’ll start the job of cleaning the deck surfaces and other related parts. This process also allows us to nail down which parts we can reuse, like the cylinder heads, which will be given a good once-over by a local machine shop. If everything checks out, this engine will be ready for its shiny new Summit Racing Pro LS goodies and a future blast of turbocharged fury!