With our freshly prepared LB7 short block back from the skilled craftsmen at L&R Engines, we quickly set to work getting the engine back within the frame rails of our ’02 Silverado. While a lot of people claim it, ours truly is a backyard build. We grabbed our trusty engine hoist and with the help of a few family members easily swayed by a free lunch had the beautiful Duramax resting in its home in short order. From there the arduous task of dressing the engine began. Come along with us as we get the turbocharger, heads, and valvetrain set for the next chapter in this engine’s already storied life.