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Old 03-31-2006, 08:55 PM   #21
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VEEEEERY nice lookin' install ya got there. Do you ever post on www.nastyz28.com? I know some of these fools already in this post from there. Someday, I might get to the point of ditching my current set-up in favor of an LS1....the main reason I have been a member here for as long as I have without many posts. Anyways...looks great. Can't wait to see it with fresh paint!
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:58 PM   #22
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....Very Nice...
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Old 04-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #23
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Nice setup, I would like to do the same in my Elky. Where did you get that nice Intake pipe.
What radiator and engine mount brackets did you use.
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Old 04-03-2006, 03:33 PM   #24
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I used trans dap motor mounts,Becool radiator and the pip is 4in aluminum from a local speed shop.
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I'm using a 74 camaro clip in my 59 Suburban. This info is very helpful. Anything you can write regarding the swap is music to my ears. I'm planning on a 5.3 LS with auto tranny. Trying to get my head around as many of the details as possible before I start.
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Old 04-05-2006, 08:59 PM   #26
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the swap looks awsom im doing the same. How much dose your car weigh?
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Old 04-05-2006, 10:05 PM   #27
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The cars weight is around 3400lb took alot out of frontend .The hood and inner fender wells are fiberglass.
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Old 04-06-2006, 12:49 AM   #28
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awsome project looks great man, im in the process of putting an ls1 in my 79 T.A and was wondering a few things... hope u can help me out, did u have to do any tweaking to the headers on the drivers side due to the steering or anything else? and did u have any problems with the accessories interfearing with anything due to these motor mounts? well thank you for any help more pics would be kool.
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:30 AM   #29
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Thay drop right in just angle the collector a little.
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Old 04-07-2006, 02:12 PM   #30
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I hope you don't mind me asking, but how much would you estimate the conversion to cost doing it all yourself?
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Old 04-07-2006, 07:18 PM   #31
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The hole deal was about $12,503 ,that is motor,tranny,fuel sys.comp.harness,gauges,driveshaft,brakes.That's just to get it running.
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The hole deal was about $12,503 ,that is motor,tranny,fuel sys.comp.harness,gauges,driveshaft,brakes.That's just to get it running.
HOLY CRAP DUDE!!!!

Why so damn much??? My current project LS1 / 4L60e install parts list is up around $3500 if I need a new crossmember, but without it, (already have a 700r4) then it's more like $3200 or so. What did you pay a shop to do ALL the work ??

How much just for the engine / trans install ?? I guess I should ask how much you paid for the drivetrain for starters to get a better idea of what was spent on labor and parts.
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NO SHOP! The price is for the complete project. Motor,tranny, and computer were $5,000. Harness-$895. Monts,headers- about $300. Custom dash with gages-$800. Drive shaft and rear disk brakes-$1,000. Aeromotive fuel pump,filter, regulator, steal braded line, and fittings are not cheap.Approximately $1,000. Not to menchin the shifter I installed, exhaust system, muffler, and all the little things that make the car run better.(IE..Becool radiator- $610., e-brake set up) COMPLETE PROJECT!! I don't do shabby work. When I do a job I do it right from the ground up.
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NO SHOP! The price is for the complete project. Motor,tranny, and computer were $5,000. Harness-$895. Monts,headers- about $300. Custom dash with gages-$800. Drive shaft and rear disk brakes-$1,000. Aeromotive fuel pump,filter, regulator, steal braded line, and fittings are not cheap.Approximately $1,000. Not to menchin the shifter I installed, exhaust system, muffler, and all the little things that make the car run better.(IE..Becool radiator- $610., e-brake set up) COMPLETE PROJECT!! I don't do shabby work. When I do a job I do it right from the ground up.
I didn't think your cost sounded too high. More then I wanna spend (cuz I am a cheap bastard ) but definitely worth it IMHO.
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Sweet setup! After I finish my '67 I'm going to be getting parts together for my brothers '73 Camaro. I like that the Pacesetters need minimal modifications.
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WOW over 12 grand! I guess that's why I only drool over the conversion... I'ts very nice but I'll stick with the old fashioned Pontiac 400 (at least for now ;-) ...hmmm maybe after the kids grow up and move out... ;-)

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what oil pan did u use? did u have to clerance it like s&p does?
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Old 04-08-2006, 07:21 AM   #38
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I have the stock camaro pan no mods.
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I have the stock camaro pan no mods.
Yep, I have 2 shops that also just confirmed the stock Fbody pan works in the 2nd gens. Just got mine put on too.
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Yep, I have 2 shops that also just confirmed the stock Fbody pan works in the 2nd gens. Just got mine put on too.
Which motor mounts? The 2 guys I talked to that used S&P-style mounts needed modified oil pans. The only one I've heard of that didn't need a modified pan used the BRP style mounts.
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