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onehardmaro
10-08-2003, 09:26 AM
Finaly got my car running. I put a 2001 ls1/m6 in my 98 v6/auto. It took two months to do it my self working only on saturdays. Huge thanks to Jeff aka: Inspector12. I think he knows just about everything there is about these cars. He also takes his time to help find hard to find parts for me. Motor beens sitting for 4 months and it started like its been run everyday. I still have 4 months on my warranty for anything to go wrong(hope nothing does). Also thanks to this site and all the curious people asking some of the simplest questions.

I still havent been able to get down on it do to needing and alignment and exhaust. Hopefully i can cruise around this weekend. Sorry so long but i just feel so good to get it running after all that work.

Vents
10-08-2003, 09:45 AM
congrats man! i know how much of an effort motor swaps/retrofits are, enjoy your hard work!

Nine Ball
10-08-2003, 10:13 AM
Congrats! The best thing is that your VIN# and insurance still think its a V6 :D

Tony

onehardmaro
10-08-2003, 10:21 AM
I save about $2000 a year for having v6 insurance. When i turn 25 i am going to tell them its a v8 so they cant get out of paying me if i have to pull a claim.

NIRVANA
10-08-2003, 10:32 AM
Congratulations! You'll love it :burn:!

LT1Z28
10-08-2003, 11:16 AM
Lol congtrats

Turo
10-08-2003, 11:30 AM
congrats! i bet that was NOT a fun job, but well worth the effort :D

Nine Ball
10-08-2003, 11:37 AM
When i turn 25 i am going to tell them its a v8 so they cant get out of paying me if i have to pull a claim.



Keep it as a V6. Insurance companies will not reimburse you for modifications anyways. Not unless you purchase additional coverage for modifications.

Tony

PendragonZ
10-08-2003, 12:56 PM
Grats on the swap man, it must feel good knowing you
did it yourself. Best way to learn something in my opinion.

BigBronco
10-08-2003, 03:48 PM
congrats. hmm maybe a ls1 in my mustang might be in order. i can dream for now. ahh screw it ill just buy an f-bod. congrats again on that awesome retrofit project, hope you enjoy that car!

HOSS
10-08-2003, 04:12 PM
wow, I know thats a lot of work, no go tear up some other cars at the track and enjoy yourself...congrats man

jrp
10-08-2003, 05:49 PM
wow, congrats man, i really mean it :D. that was a LONG process, its nice to near the end huh?

how old are you anyway? im 22 and on my parents insurance policy and my ls1 is only 868/yr full coverage, dont ask me how i pulled that off. im still wondering myself.

TAHotRada98
10-08-2003, 07:05 PM
i guess?

KrazyDan
10-08-2003, 08:42 PM
JRP, 868 a year. what company you go through. im paying farmers 228 a month

onehardmaro
10-09-2003, 08:47 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah it was great to hear it run. The best part was seeing everyone's face when it started. They all said it would never run and i should have spent the $1200 to have it done at a shop. They are just a bunch of scared gt owners. :jest:

JRP: How did you do that; $868 a year. Im 20, with a plus two record. Are you the primary driver?

jrp
10-09-2003, 02:55 PM
JRP: How did you do that; $868 a year. Im 20, with a plus two record. Are you the primary driver?




JRP, 868 a year. what company you go through. im paying farmers 228 a month



we use wawanesa ins. I am the primary driver and have at 1 ticket on my record.

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