Conversions & Hybrids - 5.3 in a c4
07-27-2010, 06:18 PM
ok so we have the car and are acquiring the parts. ill post pics tonight of the old tpi coming out. first question is the ac bracket for 5.3 and ls the same since they sit in same spot or different cause i have one from a 5.3 already. any input on the swap will be much appreciated just no bs spewing plz i hate when ppl do that in build threads.
07-27-2010, 06:22 PM
the offset is different from car to truck iirc
07-27-2010, 06:27 PM
I just got my ls1 in a 73 running last week.
Just curios did you have a 5.3 already?
Thats what i was going to use but after reading
almost none of the truck acceries will not fit since they sit to high. Just a thought.
07-27-2010, 07:37 PM
The offset is different.. also some of the brackets are different in mounting configuration.. I have to different compressors and only the LS1 (for sure) will match up to the bracket. the bolt mount distance or lugs are different. not sure what is what.. but they are different.
07-29-2010, 08:40 PM
cool thanks for the info we are looking for a block now to start mock up
07-31-2010, 10:15 PM
found mounts ordering them hope they dont take long
08-17-2010, 11:45 PM
Sorry for long delay, figured it was time for a quick update to let ya'll know how things are going here!
Picked up a bare block and crank from VesperTA (thanks!) and started dry assembly. Went junkyard hunting today for some covers, water pump, and some miscellaneous hardware that we could find. We had a set of lifters layin' around, so they are sitting in block. Also had a cam, so that's in. This is all stock stuff for now BTW. Also got a steal of a deal on a set of coils/brackets from an F-body, so the parts are starting to pile up in the garage.
Things needed at this point so we can start to actually build:
ARP Head stud set (I guess not a necessity, but would be nice if/when we have to tear back into it)
The days to follow will be filled with cleaning and assembly, so plenty of opportunities for some pics. Thanks for all the replies and PM's, keep 'em coming!
08-17-2010, 11:50 PM
I have the Brackets to bolt on the stock motor mounts for the conversion. I ordered them from Trey(GreyHound Racing) If intrested I am willing to take $75 shipped.
09-13-2010, 11:59 AM
so are thoe c6 manifolds gonna work for yall?
09-13-2010, 11:41 PM
they look like they will work perfect thanks man
09-14-2010, 12:40 AM
ok heres some new pics and old
some of before we started tear down
now some of we have put together not mocked anymore actually bolted together slowly getting sensors gaskets and stuff as we can afford it
the engine mount adapters
09-14-2010, 04:32 PM
09-14-2010, 07:57 PM
thatll be fun
Any updates on your project?
10-05-2010, 11:31 AM
Few updates nemesis got us a lot of the parts we needed to finish building block and the mounts. We are almost done building motor I've started wiring just having hard time finding a trans within our current budget so gotta save up for it ill take pics tonight and nem send me your paypal again
10-05-2010, 12:00 PM
u can use a 60e from a ls truck or car. with the stock plate,converter and parts.
prolly find a good running ne for around 500$ or less in the salvage yards.
10-05-2010, 08:00 PM
if you go auto you gotta promise to put in paddle shifters once the budget allows
10-05-2010, 11:53 PM
paddle shifters are a must as long as we can find them havnt been able to find them recently
10-06-2010, 03:46 PM
any updated pics of ls installed?
11-19-2010, 01:08 AM
sorry no updates buddy lost his job so no funds for project will pick back up when job or funds are found
03-09-2011, 06:03 PM
ok so unfortunately project appears dead i havnt heard from my buddy in a few months since he moved so im selling the project with 5.3 or with the stock tpi and trans if anyone is interested
03-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Keep putting it together and drive it or sell running. Prolly worth more running
03-20-2011, 11:45 AM
id like to but wife isnt cool with that i already dump enough cash into my firebird