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  1. Sounds like what happened with my manual before I...

    Sounds like what happened with my manual before I rebuilt. Due to hard clutch engagement and holding my foot on the clutch at stoplights, I managed to destroy the #3 main bearing, also called the...
  2. Thread: 3500 carnage

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    Dag, yo.

    Dag, yo.
  3. Yup. Short vid taken by my bro-in-law in 2009...

    Yup.

    Short vid taken by my bro-in-law in 2009 (most recent i have) when we were leaving the OC Auto Show (exhibit): https://youtu.be/_V3HfXpimxE

    3.4 sure can sound good at idle. :p
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    Sticky: If you just do the heads/intake you can use any...

    If you just do the heads/intake you can use any parts that fit in the 3.4 block (if its a rwd 3.4). The part list looks about right, let me update the water neck part with this little baby here -...
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    The top end swap will run without tuning. I ran...

    The top end swap will run without tuning. I ran a 3400 setup on my 3.4 for years without ever tuning the motor.

    The person to ask about this is ForcedFirebird - he has done a 3.4 with 3500...
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    I've got a 3.4/3400 hybrid - HAD to change the...

    I've got a 3.4/3400 hybrid - HAD to change the pistons cause I didn't want to run 12:1 CR. I had a machine shop rebuild the motor with pistons from the "LA1" (1999 3400) motor - and used 1999 3400...
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    Wheel size shouldn't matter too much. 16's over...

    Wheel size shouldn't matter too much. 16's over 17's will make the car lower to the ground (and give a tiny extra gap - i doubt it would be super noticeable).

    But you could do the springs/stuff...
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    Mine did this as well - for another reason. Find...

    Mine did this as well - for another reason. Find a place to come to a quick stop and watch the gauges - specifically the oil pressure gauge. If the oil pressure drops to 0 I believe the engine is...
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    oil pressure sensor

    oil pressure sensor
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    3.4 isn't impossible to get to the timing chain...

    3.4 isn't impossible to get to the timing chain cover. It's not as involved as the 3.8 / any other motor. Should take a weekend to do if you've never attempted before - make sure you rent (if not...
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    LOL unfortunately I'm pretty much limited in what...

    LOL unfortunately I'm pretty much limited in what I can do now. I stretched out a few ligaments on the left side of my back and tore my knee up a bit somehow (still trying to figure out how im going...
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    @ the 3400/3500 swap - where is Forced_Firebird...

    @ the 3400/3500 swap - where is Forced_Firebird when you need him... :p

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    Now that we've gotten all the proverbial "tools" comments out of the way...
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    My 10 bolt bit it (and i mean grenaded) while...

    My 10 bolt bit it (and i mean grenaded) while driving up a mountain hill at 40 mph (on street tires, @ around 40-50% throttle)... figured out later I shimmed it wrong...last time i f--- with gears......
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    The vibrations happen at 75mph and increase with...

    The vibrations happen at 75mph and increase with speed. I was told that the "obvious" solution (back when i started this) was wheel imbalance. Someone has suggested a cracked wheel - and TBH I just...
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    K - so shocks - what would the loud booming noise...

    K - so shocks - what would the loud booming noise have been? Something broke - had to. I mean I have never heard this kind of noise come from a car. I was certain I broke something important.
    ...
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    I would check that - cept for I had to take the...

    I would check that - cept for I had to take the TQ arm off when I changed out the rear to the LS1 rear (post vibrations). So that should be all good, and I did check it for "warpage" - but I didnt...
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    Revisiting a shaky problem...

    So the issue [tl;dr]:
    Driving my car, at 75mph or faster the entire car shakes violently and gets worse the faster I go. I have been over a lot of things with a fine tooth comb and haven't figured...
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    u need a better top on that thing lol.

    u need a better top on that thing lol.
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    Disconnect the battery first - I would recommend...

    Disconnect the battery first - I would recommend (but this is just me) taking it out of the car - put it on something (not the ground) that is non-conductive.. I usually use my workbench (wood top)...
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    There are two large bolts - in a line - that are...

    There are two large bolts - in a line - that are probably both around 14-15mm in size that hold the starter on. here is what the starter looks like (looking from behind the engine towards the front:...
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    yes. You need a set of security torx...

    yes. You need a set of security torx screwdrivers to do the job. everything else is straightforward bolt-on style. the part you are looking for is for the 5.0L SBC V8 (no typo):
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    the starter should only have two bolts holding it...

    the starter should only have two bolts holding it to the engine. the problem lies with the transmission cover. It'll get hung up on it (possible) but it shouldnt keep you from getting it out of...
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    ok..yea..def putting parts in car and shipping...

    ok..yea..def putting parts in car and shipping her to you lol. dont mind the spiders (please no bug bombs)
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    Quoted for truth. Saw the episode where they...

    Quoted for truth. Saw the episode where they broke the DS (small charge) at the front and it hit the ground and hit a pothole and dug in and the car just hopped and came back down to a slow stop. ...
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    D'oh! :p Well I've added a bit more. But I...

    D'oh! :p Well I've added a bit more. But I gotcha :) Sorry if I tossed a bunch of stuff u already had, just tryin' to be helpful :)
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