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Old 05-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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It seems that after spending some time on this forum I want to try cramming an ls1 into just about everything now. Random cars I see on the road, in magazines, tv etc. Its kind of addicting I guess.
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Yeah, trying to get my brother to put a LS1 into his recently purchased 3 Series... doesnt seem to like that idea too much, nor would inspection here.
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I'm the same way! I'm doing a Chevelle right now. I would also love to do a dragster, boat, integra, vega/monza, and others...

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I'm not even half way through my s10 swap and I've had to talk myself out of buying a couple of vehicles.I've even ordered double of a couple of brackets and things because I know I will be doing it again
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:39 PM   #5
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ya its tempting to do the swap on every car i own lol but ill do a mustang first and see how it goes
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If I could just talk my wife into letting me pull the flathead out of her hot rod...............
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I wonder an ls1 would fit in an ATV, or maybe a Jetski. That would be one fast PWC, lol. But, it would a LOT be fun.
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yeah i am about to put one into a 99 jeep wrangler. hehehe
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I'd like to put one in a Z roadster BMW (M model of course) and call it a Z350.
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I have been saving the 350/T350 I pulled out of my Studeabker thinking I would put it into something else, but now it seems I have little interest in doing that! I keep thinking of looking for a 50s or 60s truck to put a 5.3 or 6.0 into. Then I could sell my 01 Silverado!

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Same here I want to put it in a ford ranger just to **** off the ford guys, cause they are really cheap. A guy once offered me one for free an 89 it was in good condition exept the motor was bad.
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I know what you mean...the other day I actually thought about putting an ls1 in my DD camry.
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haha im glad to see im not the only one thinking like that....

what i really want to do one day is convert a FWD car to a RWD LS1 car...

think it would be a fun learning experience...

maybe a corvette drivetrain with the rear transaxle. hmm a thought
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How about one of those ugly a$$ 70's AMC pacers?
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in my case it got so bad that every time some one talks about a car , my friends look at me and say "why don't you put an ls1 in it?"

so far i've convinced my self that my next project will be stuffing an ls1 into one of the following:

hyundai tiburon
porsche 911
my 78 international harvester scout II
one of those small suzuki vans
a vey old toyota mini pickup truck
nissan sylvia
3 series bmw
a frame rail with a diff welded to it
hyundai accent
my old 95 dodge ram
grand cherokee


now i just have to figure out what order i should start these projcts.
my grand scheme is to have an assembly line for putting ls1's into anything .... muahahahahah

ok i think i said too much....
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in my case it got so bad that every time some one talks about a car , my friends look at me and say "why don't you put an ls1 in it?"

so far i've convinced my self that my next project will be stuffing an ls1 into one of the following:

hyundai tiburon
porsche 911
my 78 international harvester scout II
one of those small suzuki vans
a vey old toyota mini pickup truck
nissan sylvia
3 series bmw
a frame rail with a diff welded to it
hyundai accent
my old 95 dodge ram
grand cherokee


now i just have to figure out what order i should start these projcts.
my grand scheme is to have an assembly line for putting ls1's into anything .... muahahahahah

ok i think i said too much....
lmfao mee too.

PS the 911 will be the easiest. http://www.renegadehybrids.com

im doing a 944 as we speak
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ps a frame rail with a diff welded to it is known as a go-kart
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ps a frame rail with a diff welded to it is known as a go-kart
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Like this? It just needed a seat and a steering column...

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my list of LS1 conversion to date:
95 v6 3.4 camaro' = 346 LS1 stock, bolt ons, T56
96 firebird 3.8 = 6.0, LS6 heads, TREX, bolt ons,T56
97 LT1 camaro' = 402 6.0, LS1 AFR headed 225cc,A4
82 camaro' = 6.0, ported LS1 heads, TREX, custom headers,A3
88 IROC Z = 370 ci 6.0, LS6 heads ported, TREX, carbed. 512 rwhp A3
91 RS = 364 6.0 twin T61, blow thru carb., 9 in. rear,A3,(still not running)
85 Silverado = iron 5.3 to 5.7 ,ported 5.3 heads, LS6 cam,A4(still in progress)
these are projects ive done over the last 2 yrs or so
not mine but ppl that have got me to do it for them
also did all the machine work for the engines and fabricating
looking at this C3 corvette i found the other day on my weekend drive
got plenty of parts laying around to fit an LSx in it

ive been thinking of a El Camino chassis and LSx T56 combo
and building around an exotic looking body, 2 seater MR RR looking vehicle
got some drawings and dimensions ive been working on for this

another one ive been thinking about is stuffing an LSx into 05 GT Mustang
see u fellas got me going on and on
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Originally Posted by NemeSS
my list of LS1 conversion to date:
95 v6 3.4 camaro' = 346 LS1 stock, bolt ons, T56
96 firebird 3.8 = 6.0, LS6 heads, TREX, bolt ons,T56
97 LT1 camaro' = 402 6.0, LS1 AFR headed 225cc,A4
82 camaro' = 6.0, ported LS1 heads, TREX, custom headers,A3
88 IROC Z = 370 ci 6.0, LS6 heads ported, TREX, carbed. 512 rwhp A3
91 RS = 364 6.0 twin T61, blow thru carb., 9 in. rear,A3,(still not running)
85 Silverado = iron 5.3 to 5.7 ,ported 5.3 heads, LS6 cam,A4(still in progress)
these are projects ive done over the last 2 yrs or so
not mine but ppl that have got me to do it for them
also did all the machine work for the engines and fabricating
looking at this C3 corvette i found the other day on my weekend drive
got plenty of parts laying around to fit an LSx in it

ive been thinking of a El Camino chassis and LSx T56 combo
and building around an exotic looking body, 2 seater MR RR looking vehicle
got some drawings and dimensions ive been working on for this

another one ive been thinking about is stuffing an LSx into 05 GT Mustang
see u fellas got me going on and on

wow....that is alot of swaps in one year.

I know that the LS1 is a great engine but I wonder why it has become such a popular candidate to swap into other cars. The gen 1 and Lt1 small blocks have been swapped into cars but not as much as the ls1. hell..you don't even see that many new hemis or viper v10s swapped into older cars.

can't wait to finish my swap and see what the LS1 fuss is all about.

I have always thought about swapping a ls1/t56 into a 98-03 grand prix and making it rear wheel drive.I prolly will never do it but I love this cars and would be nice to have one with a v8, manual trans and rwd

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