Make your own mounts vs. brp kit - LS1TECH

Go Back   LS1TECH > LS1-LS2-LS3-LS6-LS7 PERFORMANCE > Conversions & Hybrids
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Conversions & Hybrids
LSX Engines in Non-LSX Vehicles
Sponsored by
Don Hardy Race Cars

Make your own mounts vs. brp kit

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
Teching In
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 16
Default Make your own mounts vs. brp kit

I'm trying to get as much info about my motor swap as possible. I'm putting an ls3/t56 in to my 74 f body camaro. BRP makes a swap kit, but i've heard + and - things about them and can't decide, plus making my own motor mounts and tranny crossmember would definitely be cheaper. Has anyone ever done this? How hard is it? Do you suggest any company that has a good product with a good price?
RogueVogue17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 10:26 AM   #2
FormerVendor
 
Trader Rating: 3
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cumming, GA
Posts: 240
Default

Our 2nd Gen kit fits really well, if you go our website you can look at the installation guide and see what is involved with the installation before you decide which way to go. Since you mentioned price, we do offer a 10% discount for LS1TECH members. Our kit uses the 4th Gen F-Body pan which sits flush or just above the K-member without any modifactions. The frame brackets bolt-in and have the correct bolt holes for both early and late subframes.
Jeff
BRPhotrods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
Launching!
 
Bad Chad's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 94
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Huffman, Texas
Posts: 296
Send a message via AIM to Bad Chad
Default

Time is money to me... I figured for the amount it would cost to buy vs. the time it would take to build. I just bought my mounts; it was not worth spending several hours fabricating mounts when I could just buy some for $70.00 and move on to other items that needed to be fabbed. I did build my own cross member because I did not want to spend $150.00 on something I can get built in 1 hour.
__________________
Guns are like parachutes, if your ever in a situation that you need one and you dont have one, youll probably never need one again.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2.../Badchad-3.png
Bad Chad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 10:55 AM   #4
TECH Regular
 
Trader Rating: 0
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 416
Default

I build my own mounts. I just hate paying someone else to do something I can do myself.

This way, I can put the engine exactly where I want it. Here are some pics of mine, and I have only about 2 hours in the entire fabrication. I just used the OEM trans crossmember that I modified very slightly.
It is nice that we are finally getting a bunch of pre-made parts for these swaps, but if you are capable of doing the fab, do it yourself. You will have a lot more pride in the car knowing that you actually built it yourself.

http://img.villagephotos.com/imageview.aspx?i=25958858

http://img.villagephotos.com/imageview.aspx?i=25958869


Regards, John McGraw
John McGraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
Launching!
 
Trader Rating: 8
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ/AZ
Posts: 264
Default

Made my own in less than 1hr.
__________________
67 RS/SS Camaro
72 Nova LS1/6spd
04 GTO
Smo's04Gto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #6
TECH Senior Member
 
bczee's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 12
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 6,515
Default

dido on making my plates for my A-Body and now my X-Body... yeah. I guess I am cheap.. but as stated, it like how and where I want it.

And it didn't take that much time just using hand tools (files, drills, Tap, grinder and a few cutting wheels).
__________________
71' Chevelle, 99 LS1/Viper T56,Full Hotchkis TVS,Custom Cowl Induction CAI
84' Z-28 350/T5
88' C4 Coupe L98/A4
71' Nova - LS1/4L60E , Full Hotchkis TVS Suspension
79' G-30 SWB 4X4 Van, 400cid / TH350 NP205
48' Ford F-1 1/2 Ton Truck, Stock 6cyc/3sp
bczee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 07:57 PM   #7
Staging Lane
 
jashell1562's Avatar
 
Trader Rating: 2
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cleveland, tn
Posts: 96
Send a message via Yahoo to jashell1562
Default

Here is the deal. If you want it to fit and and not have to fool with it buy the BRP headers and mounts and be done with it. Its a bolt in deal. It also depends on how good you are a fabrication and how particular you are with finish quality. If you have access to a water jet and powder coater and do not mind spending hours fabricating and mocking up your own mounts then I would say build your own. If not just by the BRP. They look good and fit good.
__________________
TuneThief Motorsports
jashell1562 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2010, 07:57 PM
LS1Tech
Pontiac Firebird




Paid Advertisement
Reply


Tags
12, bolt, brp, camaro, good, hot, kit, ls1, mounts, mustamg, nova, parts, photos, rods, swap


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



Join Ls1Tech

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - JOBS
Emails & Contact Details