LS1 2nd Gen - Who has them, and who has plans???

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  1. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That makes 2 of us. I need to order my headers too. I have to find the ones that will fit the best with the least amount of massaging or changes.
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's funny.
    That's the guy I spoke with on the side about installing my motor last year when I was looking.
    They kinda told me yeah....then kinda gave me the run around on answers, so I lost interest.....til now.
    Thanks for the info.
     
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    I guess I'd better sign up on this list as I'm going to be doing an LSX swap starting in the fall. I was planing to start one right about now but the deal I had for my motor fell through and I decided to stick with my old school sbc for the seaon. I did promptly order an NX kit to give it a little more sack but I'm going to wait till either the fall or whenever I manage to blow up my current motor:bowtie:

    Marc
     
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    Shoot man, seems like thered actually be a profitable market on converting SBC headers to LSX/2nd gen headers...
     
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    im looking to do a ls1/t56 swap myself when i get back to the states in a few months since Katrina put my 79 under 6' of water and completely ruined my 383/th350 combo i was running, (along with everything else that was in my shop with the car) anyone know a good sorce for getting engine/tranny combos w/wiring and computer?
     
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    Alright, so I took a weeee bit longer than 1 week to post up pics. But I have come back to revive this thread, and add some eye candy.
    I'll start with this link for the 70 Camaro that Jeff over at Classic Chevy 5 speed dropped off to us:
    http://www.t56kit.com/projects/mortenson/

    We took 3 different T56 trannys, 2 engine combos and made up a new T56 adjustable crossmember. We also did a final install of a LSX/T56 into the car for Super Chevy articles coming up in the near future.

    Here are a few highlights:

    This shows the firewall clearance with our engine plates.

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    Here is the pan to cradle clearance with our plates and our oil pan.

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    Here is the engine, and our new firewall hydrailic clutch bracket.

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    Our new 7 pc fully adjustable crossmember (excuse the tack welds, this is our pre-production prototype).
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    Browse around the project section in the link above for the rest. you will be able to see how we can do a SBC/BBC with an LT1/LS1/Aftermarkt T56 with 1 crossmember.

    Tyler
     
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    very nice T Jones, especially the adjustable crossmember... Got some ???? though

    What accessory setup did you use when designing the engine mounts? Y or F body.?

    What is the thickness of the hydraulic clutch bracket? I ran into alot of problems trying to use an adapter from S&P with my manual brakes master cylinder. Since it mounts straight onto the firewall, the adapter plate meant the brake pedal would be further back.
     
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    We designed them for a 1st gen Camaro using either accessory system. A/C won't clear on either frame without notching, so we are working on our own accessory drive.

    The bracket is 1/4" steel. We've never had an issue with the brake pedal pushrod, as they are adjustable, and we just re-set the depth to go with the bracket.

    Tyler
     
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    me my friend troy and his cousin andy down in phienx took a 99 c5 vette and put it into a 94 chey silvarado why pay for it you can get everything you need from street and performance out of arkansa its may take a couple of days but they sell good stuff here is a few pics its realy not hard they make motor mount plate wiring harness' headers every part you need even carry gm
    factory stuff:bowtie: :eek:
     

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