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Old 10-23-2008, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Pics of G-body LS1 swap

I thought I would post up some pics and info of my LS1 malibu swap. The tranny isn't in, so the oil pan looks closer than what will be, but I snapped a few shots of the pan clearence and fire wall. The engine is a 5.7 LS1 with a stock F-body (camaro/firebird) oil pan. I bought the 1" set back engine mount plates from The Car Shop inc. which worked out great. And the engine mounts are stock v-8 SBC mounts. I haven't bought headers to check clearence issues, but I've heard pacesetter long tubes work out okay.

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Hope this helps anyone doing a gen III+ swap into a G-body.
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don't look to close to me!~....looks about perfect!

love those cars...have any full car pics?....hows the rear frame?
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Yea, I have a fewpics of the car, none that are full car, but I'll dig up a few.
The rear fram is not perfect, has a few spots in the normal areas, but not bad at all. I think maybe 2-3 places the size of a dolar bill. Could be patched up no problem.
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The doors are on it now, but I don't have any good pics of it yet. I'll try and get a few some day.
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Please keep us posted. I'm colecting parts for my LS1 Lq4 swap now.
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Please keep us posted. I'm colecting parts for my LS1 Lq4 swap now.
I def. will. When I first started gathering info on gen III swaps in g-bodys, I never could get a straight answer about what type of oil pan with what type of engine mounts, so once now that I know what works, I thought I'd post it up so anyone else going the same route would know as well.
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thats a cool swap i always like those malibus they look a lot like the fairmonts
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Nice build!
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just working on tuning my car now. i have lq4/4l80e in my 86 el camino.
it is a different car now. a lot different than the big block that i had in there.

yours is looking good!
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:43 PM   #11
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Thanks for the compliments guys!
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I def. will. When I first started gathering info on gen III swaps in g-bodys, I never could get a straight answer about what type of oil pan with what type of engine mounts, so once now that I know what works, I thought I'd post it up so anyone else going the same route would know as well.
so what oil pan,engine mounts you go with? and what headers are you thinking?
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so what oil pan,engine mounts you go with? and what headers are you thinking?
first post says he used the LS1 F-body oil pan and car shop inc. motor mounts....

sometimes depending on the brand of motor mounts, Ive seen g-body swaps use the CTS-V oil pan, because it provides better clearance between the cross-member. Or some people will notch the cross member to get better clearance....
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look at all the room in the engine bay!
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look at all the room in the engine bay!
no need for headers
time for big single
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couple questions for you:
1. what intake are you going to run(fuel injected or carb)?
2. how or were did you order a harness to adapt to the cars electrical.

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i posted what works on here and maliburacing.com
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When using the 1 inch setback mounts, will the truck manifold clear the firewall?
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When using the 1 inch setback mounts, will the truck manifold clear the firewall?
uou will need to notch the heater/AC box and/or move the rear coil in the passenger side if setting back the engine... but that sure beats notching the x-member or oilpan
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Just thought I would show you guys a couple pictures of my setup. Enjoy Click the image to open in full size.
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