Wiper motor clearence with LS1??

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  1. scotts72

    scotts72 Member

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    Hi guys, I'm pretty new to the site, but I'm in the starting phase of putting an LS1 (2002 f body) into my 72.. I have the motor sitting in place and it looks like it's going to be a really tight squeeze on the wiper motor..I was wondering if it was going to clear when I get the motor bolted down.. It also looks REALLY close to the stock brake booster..
    Here is a pic of what I have going on if anybody is interested.
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    .http://s801.photobucket.com/albums/yy299/ssal396/1972 Camaro Restoration/

    a few more at photo bucket


    Any info or help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Scott
     
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    my stock one clears no problem. But I'm thinking of switching to a DSE one for the delay feature
     
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    Thanks for the info.. I seem to have lost my stock clamshell mounts :eek: so I can't bolt the engine down, I know I'm not perfectly in place.. But looking at everything I have to be close..

    I'm guessing the wiper motor will have to be on before dropping the motor in because it doesn't look like there is near enough room to put it in with the engine installed..
     
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    I have an LS2 and was easily able to install the wiper motor after the engine was in. I think you'll be fine. The stock brake booster is big. I installed a smaller diameter dual diaphragm brake booster which gives much more clearance.
     
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    What was the booster out of??
     
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    Same exact thing I was going to post.

    Mine just died, so I am switching. A guy on Pro-touring.com and I were trying to piece it together.
    It's a 2000 Deville (and others) $99 window motor, plus a special switch he found that matches theirs.

    The only thing I need is to see if there's special adaptors, so I'm ordering one from them.
    I have two cars though, the 2nd one will be pieced together.
     
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    No problem with either part clearing

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    Where / what did the intake ducting come from?
     
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    That's off a 04 GTO, replaced it with my own

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    update.. I have the motor sitting on the mounts, looks like everything will clear with the exception of the air conditioning compresser (I knew that would be a problem.. I had to modify the pass side motor mount and addapter plate to slide the whole thing rearward to let the compresser clear the motor mounts.. Now I just need to notch the front crossmember and Im in business!!
     

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