whos sucessfully done an ls swap?

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    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    who here has actually done an ls swap?

    my brothers 2000 trans am ws6 was hit beyond repair and now i have the car , he said i could have the motor and trans but i dont even know where to start with this thing. by the way its going in my 69 camaro

    i feel like something good happened but to the wrong person haha because im lost :confused:
     
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    hhott71 R.I.P 11/19/18 Lifetime Gold Member

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    Camaros.net or camaro.net is team camaro. They swap a few LS's in 1st gens over there.
     
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    Biggest thing with the LS swap is to either source the engine and trans with a complete wire harness and PCM, or purchase the aftermarket equivalents. You will need to modify the fuel system (provided you are not switching over to a carb setup) to feed the engine at 58 p.s.i. A good wiring diagram for the LS is a must. If you need any wiring info just let me know and we can sort stuff out. Make sure to retain the OBDII port for future diagnostics if anything ever goes amiss and for tuning.
     
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    Tons of us...very easy swap if you have the stuff you need ;)
     
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    I wouldn't say "very easy"...but it is definitely easier than it was 10 years ago
     
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    Well, I must say much more difficult if you do it the old fashioned way....

    However, they sell everything to do the swap! Buy off the shelf parts (parts specifically for your car and proven by others)

    Engine: Bolt-in is no different than a SBC using the adapter plates.
    Harness: Buy a PSI harness, connect it, a few grounds, a power source, and done
    Fuel: Buy an FI tank, plumb it, power, done

    What's hard about it? Time consuming yes, but not hard. The only difficult thing I could see is if you were taking a stock harness and trying to re-wire it yourself.
     
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    1971CamaroGuy LS Swapped 1971 Camaro

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    While there's tons of information on the web, I found it handy to have some paper reference when I was doing mine. simply because these books are organized by chapters and each area of the swap (mounts, engine, transmission, and so forth). It made it easy to understand all of the components involved without it being overwhelming.

    There's several LS swap books out there, that got me started and I asked questions from there

    http://www.amazon.com/LS-Swaps-Engines-Anything-Performance/dp/1613250932/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_z

    http://www.amazon.com/GM-LS-Series-Engines-Complete-Motorbooks/dp/0760336091/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_y

    http://www.amazon.com/Swap-Engines-...UTF8&qid=1440708845&sr=8-12&keywords=LS1+swap
     
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