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Old 03-10-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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As many of you know and many don't, my 1970 GTO was done in October of 2002.

http://www.popularhotrodding.com/fea...gto/index.html

Since then it has lived a rather quiet life. Mostly in storage. Due to some issues in my personal life and a lack of interest, the GTO was a bit neglected over the last 4-5 years. Well that changed this past weekend. I finally sold my fuel injected 502 big block. The engine will have a happy home in a Chevelle.

Stay tuned for more details and future upgrades.

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I bet this will be good
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Wow, Andrew it took that long to sell, you and I have gone back and forth on the specifics of you car, this means you'll get another one done before me, damn,
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Wow, Andrew it took that long to sell, you and I have gone back and forth on the specifics of you car, this means you'll get another one done before me, damn,
What's the hold up? I built a couple of LS1 RX7s in the last few years as well...LOL

I am excited about this project!

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Andrew, I didn't put it together that, that was your car. I remeber reading about it back then! It was pretty much what I wanted to build out of my Buick. Looking forward to meeting you even more now!
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What's the hold up? I built a couple of LS1 RX7s in the last few years as well...LOL

I am excited about this project!

Andrew
No Monies, or time, too much other stuff going on, but I do stuff on it little by litttle,
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Andrew, I didn't put it together that, that was your car. I remeber reading about it back then! It was pretty much what I wanted to build out of my Buick. Looking forward to meeting you even more now!
Thank you Shaun for the L92!!! Anyone that needs an engine, contact Shaun regarding some great deals on an L92:

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/showth...82#post8880682

The big ugly truck intake will need to go, as will the water pump and balancer. I also picked up a take out LS7 cam, LS7 valve springs with retainers from Jeff Schwartz. I will post pictures of the new engine tomorrow.

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Haha, Andrew small world. Shaun is a friend I meet while racing at Blackhawk farms with the midwest council clubs.

I spoke with him a few days ago about the engines. I wish I had more available room and cash for the one.

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Haha, Andrew small world. Shaun is a friend I meet while racing at Blackhawk farms with the midwest council clubs.

I spoke with him a few days ago about the engines. I wish I had more available room and cash for the one.

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Small world indeed! I have to pick up a bunch of other little parts now.

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Well holy mackerel - I remember reading that article too! (Probably still have it around here somewhere...)

Definitely looking forward to "the rein-CAR-nation" now!!
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The other small world detail is that he sold the big-block to a guy in Janesville, WI of all places...were there happened to be a guy selling new L92s cheap.

Thanks for the kind words Andrew. Hopefully I will see you and Matt both at Blackhawk Farms or Autobahn CC in the near future. I'm excited to see both your projects in motion!
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Looking forward to reading more about this project. The '70 GTO is one of my favorites.
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Here is the engine that I got from Shaun. Stock L92.

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When I got home this afternoon I found some Edelbrock goodies waiting for me. Here are the engine mount plates:



Judging by the engine cradle these mounting plates will put the bellhousing in very close proximity to where it was before. This is critical for me since I am not changing anything rear of the engine.



The Edelbrock headers came with a complete gasket and bolt kit, but I am going to use the stock MLS exhaust gaskets and bolts. The stock gasket matches the headers well.



The headers are gorgeous!!!





The L92s feature variable valve timing. Since I am going to swap cams I will need a non VVT front cover. The balancer will also be swapped over to a C6 Corvette unit.



Shot down the intake port:



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Wow, glad to see progress so soon!

I wonder if those headers will fit the 73...

Any decision on a pan?

Keep us posted!
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Wow, glad to see progress so soon!

I wonder if those headers will fit the 73...

Any decision on a pan?

Keep us posted!
I am still undecided about the pan. I really want to use an OEM style pan. Tomorrow I am going to order a bunch of things to get the engine ready to drop in.

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Enlighten us on the headers, very nice!
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Enlighten us on the headers, very nice!
The headers are just amazing. Here are some more details:

new edelbrock A body LS conversion package coming out in 08

Stainless and coated!

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Do you know if they have released the ones for the 1st gen F body, I'll search Edel's site too,
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Do you know if they have released the ones for the 1st gen F body, I'll search Edel's site too,
I don't believe so. If Edelbrock is going to come out with some headers for 1st gen F-bodies, it will be worth the wait.

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