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#598008 - 08/20/08 08:54 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: TestMySS87]  
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Hey phil which belt setup would you recommend the F body or C5? I was personally leaning towards the vette just in case the alternator goes out it could be fun job getting it out with the F setup from the pics


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1995 Lincoln Mark VIII "Daily Biatch"
2002 Corvette "Weekend Biatch" 11.11 @ 124.54mph
#598075 - 08/20/08 03:56 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: Rip]  
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just out of curiosity if you were to use a 5.3l and carb setup how much do u figure the total cost would be?


Its hard to say a total cost but here is what it will take from me to get it in place.

$479.99 LS conversion kit
$249.99 LH8 oil pan

Or run the 98-02 F-Body manifolds to save some coin. The 98-99 were stainless steel

Optional hedders
1 ĺ mid lengths $499

The carb kit with the Coil Pack box or the distributor kit is under $900 for the pair from GM for the easiest install.

I would also put a cam in the 5.3L especially with the carbed intake because of the duration on the trucks stock cam.

Which tranny do you plan to run?
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Hey phil which belt setup would you recommend the F body or C5? I was personally leaning towards the vette just in case the alternator goes out it could be fun job getting it out with the F setup from the pics


The Corvette set up is nice because it can be bought brand new from GM and is the tightest fitting factory accessories. Which engine do you plan to run? These engine and accessories last a very long time so routine maintenance wonít be an issue for a very long time and no matter what it will have easier access then a 98-02 Camaro.

#598172 - 08/20/08 10:23 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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2002 Corvette "Weekend Biatch" 11.11 @ 124.54mph
#598227 - 08/21/08 01:13 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: Onebadbowtie86]  
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well i have a built 700r4 anyone kno where u can get the adapter i heard you need one for the older tranny.If i can sell my 355 im on the ls bandwagon asap!

#598459 - 08/21/08 06:46 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: TestMySS87]  
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Rip,

It looks like you got a fun build on your hands Iíll keep an eye on your progress and ask me if you need any help with the build


As for adapting the tranny,

You need spacer

PN
12563532

Under $40

and simple re drill the OEM flywheel for the older bolt pattern but otherwise itís a direct bolt on

The complete tranny adapter kit from GM
19154766

Spacer, flywheel, bolts and flywheel cover.

Thanks Phil

#600569 - 08/28/08 04:54 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Hey Phil is there any advantage either way from running the C6 or the C5 belt setup? I do wanna use the A/C also

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1984 Monte Carlo CL "project TT LS2"
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII "Daily Biatch"
2002 Corvette "Weekend Biatch" 11.11 @ 124.54mph
#600692 - 08/28/08 04:03 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: Rip]  
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As far as the C5/C6 there both great set work great on any LS engine and are very similar in price and set up. The C5 set up is off the Gen III 97-04 LS engines and all 05+ up including the C6 is Gen IV C6. So with that GEN IV GTO motor you stole for $500 I would go with the C6 set up, also with those L92 heads you need to run at least a 1 7/8 exhaust manifold due to the larger exhaust ports.

#600959 - 08/29/08 09:25 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Thanks Phil take a look at my update in topic to read what I got today.


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#601046 - 08/29/08 04:30 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: Rip]  
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Hey Phil,

I just placed an order on Ebay with your kits. I am dropping a LQ9 from an escalade in my Monte but the pan is the same as the one on you web page, only diffrence is the drain plug is in rear of pan as to the side but its all the same dimensions.

Plans are to drop a 4L65E behind which is the same as 4L60 or 700R length and currently its got a 350 turbo from factory so all should fit without changes.

Motor got 200 miles on it and looks brand new but we are doing a cam swap and intake swap and using Hp Tuners to tune and run the complete package.

The accessory package what years corvette should these be from or should i be looking for around.

My buddy own a Shop and he does a lot of conversions to blower, and supercharged cars from 2000-2009 and always has piles of factory brackets and parts from LS motors.

Thanks Ralph
Monte LQ9


#601094 - 08/29/08 06:26 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: MonteLQ9]  
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Rip,

For a turbo set up check out a 6.0L truck manifold flip it backward so it faces the front of the motor. There is a lot about this style turbo set up on LS1 tech

Thanks and good luck.

Monte LQ9

The stock LQ9 pan hangs down about 2in deeper then the LH8 we recommend, the truck pan will work but itís a deep oil pan.

Great grab on the low mile LQ9, it should be a screamer.

Get a 97-04 corvette or the 05-09+ Corvettes ether set up will work with the LQ9 and are the tightest fitting factory accessories.

Remember if you ever plan to step up to L92 heads make sure your running at least 1 7/8 primaries on the hedders.

Also do you want red or black bushings?

Thanks
Phil

#601105 - 08/29/08 07:24 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Go with Black Bushing, red will get dirty over time.

Thanks

So i should go with the bigger headers then, do you have full length 1 7/8 in stock ready to ship coated.

Ralph


#601110 - 08/29/08 07:30 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: MonteLQ9]  
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I have a 2 week lead time on the 1 7/8 LT and there $709 coated + Shipping. I'm sending out your kit today UPS Ground

Thanks
Phil

#601122 - 08/29/08 08:29 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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I alos picked up the mid length ones you had on ebay, so i think i will work with them right now, not sure what size the primaries are it didn't say on your ebay listing but if i have to buy another set and sell these then that is what i will do.

Let me know if you get everything out today and what the shipping info is.

Also please don't require a signature, i am never home until late and the ups guy knows where to leave all my packages.

Thanks Again
Ralph Standhope


#602046 - 09/02/08 03:16 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Bod [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Phil, I sent you a PM.



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#602206 - 09/02/08 08:45 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Bod [Re: SSBanditt]  
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I shipped out the hedders today they will work for you but they have the 1 ĺ primaries so you might have to port them. To get optimal performance once you install the L92 heads. They all went out without requiring a signature and let me know if I can help in any other way


SS Banditt PMed you back

Thanks
Phil

#602278 - 09/03/08 01:14 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Bod [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Phil, I don't think your PM processed. I don't have a reply think



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#602528 - 09/04/08 12:11 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: 85_SS]  
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its to much to think about at this point in my build one thing at a time for now!

#605097 - 09/12/08 05:46 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: irkk1]  
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Here's a company that offers some alternatives for mounting the accesories on the car and truck LS motors.
www.kwikperf.com
Larry.


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#605524 - 09/14/08 02:48 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: whitess]  
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this kinda has me fired up to drop the LT1 build and buy a complete 4.8 or 5.3 from the money sellin my LT1 stuff off. how much power can be made out of a 4.8? i kno the 5.3 with a Z06 cam is about 400 at the crank.


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#606081 - 09/16/08 03:20 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: ]  
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I have a 1984 MCSS with original 305 HO and TH350. 175K miles all original and very clean, inside and out, although motor is tired. Wanted to keep it original but have decided to opt for more horsepower and improved gas mileage. Would like to install a late model fuel injected motor with overdrive transmission. Enjoyed reading this great thread on potential transplants. I've never done a transplant but consider myself to be mechanically inclined, having done suspension, brake, cooling, air conditioning and manual transmission work. Any leads on potential engine/trans/etc combinations from salvage take outs would be appreciated. Also, encouragement from fellow MCSS folks would help.

#606087 - 09/16/08 03:32 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: tbrown]  
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Good luck with the swap. Many of us are thinking or actually going through with this swap. Best place to find a pullout engine etc. is car-part.com That is what most are going to tell you.



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03 Silverado 5.3/60E/G80 3.73
97 Silverado 5.7/60E/G80 3.42 Z71

#606146 - 09/16/08 03:10 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: SSBanditt]  
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Like SSbandit said Car-Part.com is where the best deals are online.

The 4.8 I have heard is like a modern 302 with a special stroke and rods that are only in the 4.8L. Itís a very rev happy motor with a cam it wakes up with great hp but you wont make the torque of the larger LS engines. I would expect similar HP as a 5.3L with less torque.

My employees 5.3l made about 330RWHP and 326 RWTQ with the z06 cam and hedders. With a tranny slipping in 2nd

KwikPerf.com is also a great solution to the A/C compressor on the LS series engines, I have heard some good reviews.

#608098 - 09/23/08 03:54 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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What's a good price for a LS1 w and w/o transmission?

#608185 - 09/23/08 03:19 PM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: 2085Monte]  
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http://www.recycler.com/details.aspx?adid=31417419

here a great deal on a 03 Z06 LS6 engine for $2500 with 0 miles

the 01-02 pull a little more because of the LS6 intake but on average a LS1 by it self complete with harness is about 1500-2500 depending on miles.

Check

Car-part.com and you will see about 20-30 engine combos with various prices and mileage

Thanks
Phil

#608770 - 09/25/08 03:30 AM Re: LS series engine swap info for the 78-88 G-Body [Re: BRPhotrods]  
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Looked at car-part.com & found local take-outs from wrecked 2005 trucks (5.3L). Hoping to find engine/trans/wiring harness that will work for my 84SS/TH350. Need A/C (wife), so would like to understand accessory options as to fit. Have you at BRP had a chance to look into the truck A/C fit? Like to have everything in order before starting the swap. Also, looking at options for the rear end. I will check the other forums for drivetrain improvements. This is a great thread on an outstanding website. Thanks to any and all who respond.

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