LS1 install progress

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by 1st and goal, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. 1st and goal

    1st and goal Veteran Member

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    Last winter I replaced all four springs and shocks (Hotchkis springs and KYB shocks). The few times I raced it last year I did not have wheel hop. I was watching an episode of Muscle Car a while ago where Lou modified some leaf springs by adding an extra leaf and choping some of the rear spring off so the front was stiffer......that was interesting but not sure if I'd try that. I'd most likely go for some Cal track traction bars (www.calvertracing.com) Back in March of 06 I "E" mailed the folks at Calvert and the cal tracks for our car were $339.

    Here's a link to a post I made about my suspension where someone mentioned cal tracks and posted some pics. These don't look obnoxious like the old school slapper bars. My car had a set when I bought it and I immeadiately took them off and threw them in the trash.

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43637&highlight=caltrack

    Marc
     
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    1st and goal Veteran Member

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    We had a lul in progress as my mechanic was sick for the week with the flu but it's really starting to look like a car.

    I've updated the website and added some pages for the radiator / fan assembly and the slick looking factory exhaust manifolds (ok, I'm being sarcastic...).

    I just talked to the shop and the car will be driveable by the end of this month, maybe not ready to dyno but at least able to move around under its own power.
     
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  3. 70bowtie

    70bowtie New Member

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    70 LS1/T56 Header??

    I've got a 70 with the LS1 / T56. Do you know what headers will fit?

    Thanks,
    Pete
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    And why exactly would I be upset ?

    Another LS1 powered 2nd gen on the road sounds good to me.
    Makes me feel good about my decision to do it the more I see. :cool:
    I tossed my A/C......I have T/Tops, no need for it.

    This is the last update I made to my parts list awhile back.

    LS1 Retrofit Parts Price List

    Okay, for starters this is a 2004 GTO LS1 / 4L60E combo going into a 1978 Camaro.
    CURRENT drivetrain is a Gen 1 350 / 700R4 Stage II trans from CK Performance


    $750 Harness and ECU mods (Speartech)
    $280 Rock Valley modifying my existing gas tank http://www.rockvalleyantiqueautoparts.com/ndex.htm
    $200 Gas Pump (Bosch420)
    $81 Fuel filter from Advanced Auto Part # GF822 AC Delco 1999+ Corvette filter
    $100-$150 Various fuel lines to tank (I have the part #'s for all this if anyone wants it)
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    $1,411 Fuel System + Harness mods

    $0 Oil Pan pickup Pickup Part# 12558251 $25 $10 S/H
    $100 Fbody LS1 oil pan Oil Pan Part# 12558251 $145 $35 S/H
    $25 Fbody windage tray (Deflector)
    $58 Motor Mounts Trans Dapt from Jegs Part # 969-4592
    $70 Lokar throttle cable - Get 3 foot, I got 4 foot, it's too long. LOK-TC-1000TPV
    $100 Air filter with K+N filter. (S+P)
    $0 Tranny Crossmember (do 180 degree rotation of existing crossmember)
    $325 New Steel Driveshaft > Can wait til later if my current driveshaft fits,(Or $99 to shorten it)
    $550 Street and Performance Alternator relocation kit (only if GTO LS1 will this be needed)
    $500 Street and Performance ceramic coated shorty Monte Carlo headers
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    ~$2,028 Just for the driveline parts (-$325 since I didn't get need the driveshaft)

    $125 New LS1 Radiator ( bought already from Tamraz in IL. http://www.tamrazs.com/
    $200 Procharger Electric fan (LS1 fans work with 2nd gen radiator NOT LS1 Radiator)
    $50 Radiator hoses (not sure where from yet)
    $60 Relay harness and temp kit from Hayden for Radiator (Hayden part 3651)
    $.... Radiator mounts > not sure yet.
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    $360 + .....Cooling system

    Plus the loose change
    $100 misc wires (fuel tank harness etc) + fittings.

    So far thats
    $1,411 for the fuel system
    $1,728 for the driveline parts
    $360 for the cooling system
    $100 for the misc stuff.
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    $3,599 Total for parts BEFORE adding labor
     
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  5. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    According to 3 people who did this conversion on LS1tech.com these work.
    $500 Headers - Long tubes, Pacesetters from Summit # PSM-70-2256

    http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=PSM-70-2256&N=700+0+115&autoview=sku

    This is the UNCOATED version, they do make one with the ceramic coating for $430 or so.
    I ordered them, but sent them back ONLY because I was going with Sidepipes
    and needed shorties instead.
     
  6. 70bowtie

    70bowtie New Member

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    According to 3 people who did this conversion on LS1tech.com these work.
    $500 Headers - Long tubes, Pacesetters from Summit # PSM-70-2256

    Will they need to be modified at all?
    Pete

     
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    from what i have read the pacesetters work great but on the driver side the
    collector will need to be cut/bent out from the frame other than that great fit
     
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    I'd really like a straight bolt in. I'll see what I come up with. Well back to priming the beast.
    Thanks
    Pete
     
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    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Yep. Exactly.
     
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    I'm at a standstill on my project.

    Many things have gone wrong or have gotten in the way.....

    I've told my mechanic to just keep the F-ing thing as I've got other things in my life that are a higher priority right now.

    I'm going to get some headers and throw them on as the stock exhaust manifolds are killing top end power greater than I expected.

    My mechanic has other things going on as well so at this point I don't give a $hit and and will wait till next year.

    I hope to get down there sometime in Nov / Dec to check on things but whatever......
     

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