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  1. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Got it all connected from V8 crankshaft to rear tires. Put the Camaro clutch in it, fixed the trans yoke that Texas "fixed" and put it back on the ground. The old man has to get a junk Cuda parted before Mopar Carlisle, so he needed his lift. The nerve! Getting it outside really shows how...
  2. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Started mocking up steering and it's kind of a mother. Most of the RWD stuff has been going pretty well, but this is a pain in the ass! haha Driveshaft came in and didn't fit...and I couldn't chuck it in the lathe to trim it down, so it went back to Texas to get fixed.
  3. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    If the price is right, I might be persuaded. I'm a bit of a manual trans hoarder. haha
  4. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Got the stock LT1 trans swapped over to LS style and ready to go in the Beretta. I'm doing a video of that process at some point. You need a shim kit to get the clearance and preload right. This is the second "Beretta" trans to get opened up on that bench...I rebuilt a FWD 5spd years ago. haha...
  5. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Yeah, the engine/trans will have to come out the bottom as a pair. I guess that's the price to pay to make it fit where it was never intended. The torque arm kinda sucks to install too. But I got a ride in the donor 4thgen and 2nd gear seemed totally fine. There were receipts for all new...
  6. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    So that 6spd that's mocked up in the Beretta is stolen from the Camaro. Still needed to find another one...and I was able to snag a used Tick Performance T56 built for nitrous! Test drove to make sure it was good and pulled it in the guy's garage. That one will go in the Camaro once I swap it...
  7. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    More solid progress this week...and a huge upgrade! Screw the budget, I'm going t56 6spd. I mocked up my Camaro trans just to compare and it fits basically perfect. And every single thing about the t56 is better than nv3500...shift feel, strength, aftermarket, gear splits, highway rpm... Just...
  8. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Keep plugging away at it. Sawzalled the firewall and floor out to mock up the trans and the 5spd fitment could be better...that's for sure. Working on a solution to that right now.
  9. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Oof. I think I'm too redneck for an HOA. I have my stuff out back so it's not visible from the street, but I do have a pair of F350 axles, Jeep lift springs, and 6 37s, along with some spare truck wheel/tires and a tailgate. And my Blazer in the driveway is bad enough. It's registered and...
  10. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    I've actually gotten every one of mine on Facebook market. There's a how-to on Driveway Engineer about pulling them out of a junkyard truck. Or, buy a whole rusty truck, pull the engine, harness and fuse block and part/scrap the rest. Lots of guys have gotten their LS "free" that way...but I...
  11. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    The truck engines are an insane bang for the buck. I just bought two more and got em running. Averaging about $300 per running engine. haha It's in, and this will be final placement - offset to the pass side. Figuring out radiator, fans and hoses. Just bought the Camaro steering rack too...
  12. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Yup, I just took the dash and the HVAC out so I can make the firewall cuts I need. haha It's not quite as big a hole as I thought it would be...but there's still zero chance the HVAC survives. Factory brake booster won't work either, I'm gonna use Wilwood reverse pedals and masters under the dash.
  13. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Panhard bar and rear axle are finalized. Figuring out the rear ride height. But this is the part that has me really excited!
  14. woody80z28

    S10-Blazer rear disc conversion

    I used Lokar custom fit cables and got them to work great. I am considering a hydraulic parking brake for the odd project I'm working on now. Could be done with a ball valve even... Those look like GM "metric" front calipers used on a lot of 80s stuff, including S10s. But they are not the same...
  15. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Long time-o no see-o! Life is way too busy to get everything done that I want. I used to spend hours on NastyZ every week...lately it's maybe an hour or two every year!
  16. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Axle is in now, but it still needs the panhard bar..
  17. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Poor Camaro still sits there...but I think I can knock out this sloppy build pretty quick. I need something to drive other than my 8.1 truck. haha Got the rest of the FWD delete video up. And a little taste of the next one...
  18. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    Actually got the car in my old man's garage finally and did the FWD delete. Got his lift functional a few weeks ago. Heat will be done this week. Sucks working in the cold when I'm used to my heated garage, but that lift is awesome already. I appreciate the room too, cause my garage is pretty...
  19. woody80z28

    My new Beretta LS swap RWD conversion 4.8/5spd

    You know there video coming soon...but I'm too excited not to post these pics. The axle is done! Ready to install under the car. Mounts for the lower control arms, torque arm, panhard bar and coilovers are all done. They're all adjustable so I can dial them in perfect in the car. The 3.73s and...
  20. woody80z28

    Offroad Blazer "Z69" rusty 5spd Gambler 500 project

    Finally had a chance to put together a video from the "expert trails" at the offroad park tagging along with some Jeeps. Trails recommended for 35+ tires with 31s means you gotta have some more throttle, more send and more ain't care. Sometimes that still aint enough and you gotta get pulled...




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