Paul has been diligently preparing for this engine swap since last week when he shared this LT2 Corvette engine with several massive holes in the engine block. The car is being worked on at Paul’s dealership, Key Chevrolet in Middletown, CT., and we’ve been following along on his The Corvette Mechanic Facebook page.
Now that all the preparation is done and the new parts needed for this engine swap are now in-house, Paul finally is back under the car as he prepares to drop the mid-engine Corvette’s powertrain.
If you caught yesterday’s update, you saw Paul reviewing the official tech documents on how to separate the Corvette engine from the chassis. In today’s video, Paul starts off by showing us how he secured the car to the lift as recommended by the service manual. Of course, he went a bit further than GM’s recommendations as you will see.
As he is under the car, he shows us that all the closeout panels have been removed and that gives us a great look at the C8 Corvette’s center tunnel that is used to hold the engine control module as well as provide a route for cooling and other wires to traverse the length of the car. He shows off some of the bolts that are single-use only and we also get a look at the lift cart that is used to lower the engine.
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