LS Adventure Begins

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by JJFarmer, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Randy S

    Randy S Veteran Member

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    I bought the 6701's but it's going to be a while before I can check 'em out as my car is presently in body shop purgatory. Standard MLS head gaskets or are you looking to bump compression with cometics?
     
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    Gonna use the MLS gaskets
     
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    I stripped the LS1 down to the short block today...and whoever designed the balancer must be a masochist. I had to take the big 1/2" breaker bar with a 30" cheater to get the bolt loose and my puller won't touch the balancer. I know that putting it back on and tightening will be fun.

    That said, things are moving on. I put the 918 springs on the LS6 heads and they're ready to put on. Gonna do the cam swap first before the heads go on.
     
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    " I had to take the big 1/2" breaker bar with a 30" cheater to get the bolt loose and my puller won't touch the balancer. I know that putting it back on and tightening will be fun. "

    I can sympathize with you. I actually soaked my balancer with PB Penetrant for about three days, then applied heat to the center with a heat gun. I still had to preload the puller while applying the heat, but it finally came off. It's hard to believe these things have a reputation of slipping with that much pressure applied.
     
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    are those the 65073 Edelbrock headers? I couldn't find any for Camaros, but found the A body ones, and the pics look identical. Wondering if they'll fit.

    Jody
     
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    1970CamaroRS - that looks awesome! Mine should look just like that except aluminum block, and fuel rails/4bbl TB instead of a carb...

    BTW - Edelbrock fixed their website and 2nd gen Fbody is shown for part number 65073...
     
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    They are the Edelbrock 65073 headers.
     
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    thanks guys. I didn't see them listed on their site yesterday when I looked, but good to know they fit. I do not have a stock subframe so I'll wait until I have the engine mocked in place to see if they're going to work for me. Looks like a great deal for the money, since this is a non-stock application.

    Jody
     
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    Lots done today on the LS1. Changed out the cam and the LS6 heads, I think the internals are done now on the motor. Also hung the AC compressor with the KWIK brackets.

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