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Old 04-29-2012, 11:50 AM   #1
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well my dad has had this truck for prob. going on 10 years now and it has had the same 350/th350 conbo in it since he bought the truck.. he mostly uses it as a hunting truck/hauling truck..the truck is getting ALOT of body work done to it and will be restored to good condition ( still gonna be used as a hunting truck ) he asked me to do him a favor and build him a ls engine since i have had so much success with my ls2.. so here is the build...

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scored a iron block 6.0 from a friend for basically free


gonna be using a stock rotating assembly from a L92


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2006 4x4 4L80e


also have some arp bolts, slp double roller, all i really lack is a cam, lifters, valvesprings, gaskets, rings and bearings and it will be ready for assembly.
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camshaft is looking like a howards grind 216/224 .551/.551 114+4 from summit racing, ordered lifters and soon to order ls9 valvesprings. does anyone know what headers will work with the truck? ive heard f body headers will fit perfect
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That's going to be pretty bad ***. I love those trucks.
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That's going to be pretty bad ***. I love those trucks.
yeah.. mostly im hoping to get better gas mileage than the stock 350 and th350 transmission that was in it... 6-7 mpg AINT cutting it anymore, even at 12-13 mpg thats double what it was so im hoping for the best. Me and my tuner agree that it should make around 350 at the tire with these mods through the drivetrain



motor is out and should be taking the block and rotating assembly to the machine shop soon
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2010 Camaro Manifolds will fit.
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Well I found a good deal on a set of pacetter headers for 99-06 truck so I may get them
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its almost like you are reading my mind as i'm planning out my build.....

i've been looking for a 73-87 2wd rcsb to drop an ls into for a dd(time to retire the el camino). i had a 79 Bonanza 10 for a first vehicle, dad bought it new, and i restored it when i was in college, wish i still had it. it would do 12-14mpg with a tailwind...haha, damn 203 full-time transfer case.

i'll be keeping an eye on this one....you'll have a whole fleet here before too long, especially when you get the s10 swapped.
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hope he likes it... buying him a 216/224 .585/.585 114lsa and gonna make it a 114+2 or 4 to bring the rpm down some and a set of pac 918 springs
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she'll be a stump puller for sure.
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camshaft came in today along with the pac 918 springs, ls7 lifters are here also.. now its time to order a complete gasket kit and then take the block to a machine shop
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hop on over to ck5.com for lots of pics and info on swapin these ls series to 73-87 trucks.

we even had a site member lend his ls swap 4x4 truck to doug thorley headers and used to make a set of headers for a new production set thay are making. have to call them as not on web site yet.

otherwise thay drop in super easy to the trucks.

and dont forget with 4l80-e you will need diffrent transfer case as old th350 was 27 spline output and new 4l80-e shares the old th400 32 spline output. adaptor also diffrent to match. there is a huge thread in the garage section over at ck5 on 4l80 to tcase options and info.

any question just ask me .
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well my dad has had this truck for prob. going on 10 years now and it has had the same 350/th350 conbo in it since he bought the truck.. he mostly uses it as a hunting truck/hauling truck..the truck is getting ALOT of body work done to it and will be restored to good condition ( still gonna be used as a hunting truck ) he asked me to do him a favor and build him a ls engine since i have had so much success with my ls2.. so here is the build...

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scored a iron block 6.0 from a friend for basically free


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tbss intake


2006 4x4 4L80e


also have some arp bolts, slp double roller, all i really lack is a cam, lifters, valvesprings, gaskets, rings and bearings and it will be ready for assembly.
are you planning on using a transfer case from an ls? i know you can use the NP241 as it has the 6 bolt adapter already, and you can still use that 10 bolt front axle. np241's come from 89-91 blazer's or suburbans.
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decided against the iron block 6.2 and bought a 6.0 assembled shortblock instead... shouldnt be long now
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well its got paint lol... valve covers are the same color. buying a set of 799's to get him some compression back without milling since lq4's are 9.4 vs. a L92's 10.6

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Nice build. Does your tuner do work as a business? If so I might want to check him out. Are you going to use the remains of the oil cooler lines?
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that brings back memories, my first "car" was a 79 chevy pickup with the same 2-tone blue as on the cab. Did my first motor swap on that truck too! thanks for sharing the build.
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Nice build. Does your tuner do work as a business? If so I might want to check him out. Are you going to use the remains of the oil cooler lines?
he does his own tuning but associates with xXx motorsports and i have another oil line setup in gonna use
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that brings back memories, my first "car" was a 79 chevy pickup with the same 2-tone blue as on the cab. Did my first motor swap on that truck too! thanks for sharing the build.
no problem man.... more pics to come
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:55 PM   #20
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well it kinda looks like a motor.... got the 799's in today and got the springs on


and randomly put all the parts on the motor to see what shes gonna look like
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