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Old 01-24-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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sooo im gonna post pics of everything ive done thus far on here but you can check the s10 forum for the one i started when i got the truck

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then it came apart

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Alittle bit of sandblasting

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some paint
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mounted up the fusebox and ecu on fenderwell and relocated the s10 power distribution block to the firewall.

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now the fun part..
mocking up the 6.0

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Custom oil pan to clear the front diff

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more updates soon . give me your input please!
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Would the Trailblazer SS oil pan and front differential work? If it would fit it seems like that would be an easier approach.
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Looking good! That 6.0 should run good in a lighter s10. Keep us posted!
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The TBSS pan is a front sump pan. In our case (S-10), they will not work.

Nice to see another LS swap in RI. Still working onmine. Nice work. Hope to see you out there driving this summer.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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Nice build. What are your plans for the AWD conversion? Bet you can keep your cost down by getting a manual lock for your front diff. I noticed bravada front diff tend to demand a high price.

Also if you're going for the BW 4472 for your t-case, search the yards for AWD Astro's and Safari's. Same thing but tend to e listed cheaper.
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I dunno about the v8 traiblazer platform vehicles but the inline six 4wd have an axle shaft that goes straight thru the middle of an oilpan did you consider a vette pan as they are pretty flat wide however with a rear sump

Anyways I've always wanted an awd s10 like a syclone with ls power

What tranny transfercase are you gonna use a astro bravada or esclade type?
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no factory pan clears the front diff, im gonna run the bravada axle and tube they are 100 bucks used and a bravada t case is 75 bucks used. just gonna throw them in for now till something breaks.
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oh also im gonna grab a zr2 aluminum driveshaft to lighten up the rotating mass. what do you guys think of that tick polluter cam and a 150 shot??
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no factory pan clears the front diff, im gonna run the bravada axle and tube they are 100 bucks used and a bravada t case is 75 bucks used. just gonna throw them in for now till something breaks.
I think you will go along time till something breaks. Alot of st/ty guys run that set-up drag racing as high as 700hp without breaking anything. The weakest link is the joints in the front driveshaft.
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Do you need anyting like the T-case or front accessory drive for the engine? Like I said yesterday, I am local. I also have some things you might need.

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looking like good progress! What paint is that?

Any plans for susp. mods, or you gonna keep her tall?
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paint is rustoleum high performance enamel (1 gallon the brush on stuff) even though it is brush on it self levels and looks like it came out of a gun!. OCT03GTO you ever go up to the warwick car meets at wendys in the summer. if so i probably know you. and what do you have for parts? u have a bravada tcase?


Update: motor is in pieces i ordered

ARP Head Studs
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new dipstick tube(mine was rotted)


i mic'd up the crank and its in spec. i dont have bore gauge but looks to be ok motor didnt have much for milage. bearings looked brand new just doing it for piece of mind

still need a good cam/valve springs/pushrods/double roller chain but money isnt there right now..

plans for suspension are a 4in rear block kit in the rear, with belltech shocks and im gonna pull the bolts out of the keys up front to get a 3in drop which is about as low as you can go on a 4x4 without breaking cv's or so ive been told.

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I've got a Bravada T case from a 94 and another T case from an AWD 98 Astro. I also have a complete accessory drive setup from a 2005 LQ-4 and engine harness with ECM, throttle body, gas pedal, and intake manifold.

Yes, I have been at that car meet. Not often, and not for about a year. I have a black 2004 GTO that you can hear miles before I get there. LOL
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #14
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how much you trying to get for either the bravada or astro tcase im being cheap right now times are tough lol i have all of my wiring and my ecm,and my takeout came with all the accesories. i got a shop right off newport ave in pawtucket if ya wanna swing by one day and BS about the trucks.

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did some harness mods today. got it all hooked up gonna hit the junkyard to get some connectors so i can make it plug and play so its not hardwired to the truck in case i need to remove the harness. im gonna add some more pics tommorow.

in the process of rebuilding the engine i noticed a hairline crack in piston #2 so ill be getting a new one from the dealer... at least i noticed it i almost didnt the crack is right in between the ring lands

i still havnt found a whole lot of info bout how high people have gone HP/Tq wise on stock gen 3 rods (Press Fit) anyone have a clue?
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Just wanted to subscribe to this because I have been looking for an awd ls1 project and I'm located around the corner in Mass.
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Are there alotta guys on here ma and ri we should set.up a thecruise for when the weather warms up
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Those cases go for around $300. I'll go half that. And I could even meet you somewhere in the middle if you like. (distance) Let me know. I can have either out and ready this weekend if you want.
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What ever happened to this build? Is the truck done yet? Any updates?
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anything else on this? love the FD in the background...
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