Gen IV LS Engine/4L80E swap into '73 Camaro

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by jakeshoe, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. PolarBear

    PolarBear Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The LS3 did come after the L92, L92 came in the trucks but they carried the same design over to the car engine.
    I really dont want an iron block, if I can have aluminum I dont want it :eek: I am waiting until the 7th of september to see if I win something and if I do then I will get my aluminum eninge afterall [​IMG] If I dont win then I have a lead on an inexpensive stock LS1 but the guy will have to "think" about it. The LS1 would be most likely pending not buy this house I am going to look at tomorrow
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I also have the L92 crate engines ;)

    I have new 5.3 aluminum blocks for $450 each :bowtie:
     
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    What part number are those headers and how are they fitting so far? Would really like to know as I'm thinking about the Edelbrocks, but don't want to fork over $600 if they don't fit well.
     
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    headers

    The part # is 65073. Summit has them for $519 which is a steal of deal considering they are already coated and are stainless steel. Check on ls1tech they are supposed to be a direct drop in with no fitment problems. Several guys have used them in swaps:)
     
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    I didnt think they were coated stainless, interesting and good to know. I may consider them then, even though I have the ATS mounts......
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I added a webpage to the site for the retrofits.
    It has some shots of the headers, oil pan fitment, etc.

    http://jakesperformance.com/Engine_Retrofits.html

    Today we pulled the engine back out, swapped cams and valvesprings, timing set and cover to delete VVT, the oil pickup and pan, and flexplate. Re-installed the engine, trans with converter, and headers. Trial fitted the radiator assembly. So far so good. We have to look at some steering arm to oil pan clearance issues.

    Tomorrow we'll be modifying the crossmember, the driveshaft is ordered, and I have a bunch of stuff to get on the way now, fittings and plumbing,
     
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    Jake,

    What do you do for the trans cross member? Is it just a matter of cutting and moving the mount position to suit?

    I am in process of doing the same stop, but am waiting to get the trans done before I pull the old 350/350....
     
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    Lookin good Jake.
     
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    Just curious as to why you would delete the VVT?
     

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