View Full Version : 88 notch LM7 S480 Build


EMP
04-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Finally starting a build thread. Hopefully it moves quickly. :chug:

I bought a bare LM7 block and some Lunati rods and Ross dished pistons and a built 4l80E off a friend.

I'm lucky enough to be good friends with the director of aftermarket operations at Katech. So I had them build the short block for me.

Had the block bored to 3.900 and used a L92 crank they had on the shelf. So it became a 5.7 liter. Motor came out to 9.33:1

Got comp cams to make me a custom 6.20 lift cam. Also grabbed a set of world challenge CnC'd heads. C5R head studs. GM MLS gaskets. Comp dual valve springs. Trend push rods, stock lifters katech oil pump and chain. LS6 intake, katech ported throttle, self ported 5th gen camaro exhaust manifolds. Also got a 5th gen oil pan but I don't think is going to work, its huge.

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Katech got me hooked up with LS7 front drive and C6Z alternator and water pump. Katech tensioner, Billet oil cooler and turbo feed and a set of fast fuel rails.

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1081/1113ya.jpg

Its pretty awesome to have a friend with a warehouse full of extra parts. :burn:

I bought a S480 for it as well.

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5714/788t.jpg

I was going to use the 4L80 which is built and has zero miles on it but now I'm leaning toward a glide. So the 4L80 is up for grabs if someone is interested.

This set up was going into a 91 Nissan 300zx T top car but I Sold that for this...

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6172/1097n.jpg

I bought the car as a roller, came almost completely set up and all the chrome molly for the cage plus some. Aerospace brakes, q1a's, coil overs, K member, through the floor sub frame connectors. ect.

The rear is boxed, chrome molly arms, welded tubes, gusseted and girdled. 33 spline Moser axles, spool, 5/8s studs, stock springs, welded in sway bar.
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/6278/1119ow.jpg


Plate Ideas...
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Thoughts, input, ideas are welcome :nod:

cjmatt
04-18-2012, 08:35 PM
Ron Paul!

EMP
05-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Bought a gm performance parts muscle car swap oil pan and UPR LS to 4.6 motor mount adapters.

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/9325/58226510150973157922845.jpg

TheLS1Lover
05-12-2012, 11:15 PM
This is going to be a bad ass build. I love LSx Fox Bodies, they are better with turbos!

SS4Matt
05-12-2012, 11:58 PM
how much for that trans? :)

68 SS
05-13-2012, 12:15 AM
The swap pan hangs pretty low it is not much better than the truck pan, I ened up with the F body pan in order to get plenty of ground clearance. Looks like a cool build always liked the LSX in a fox coupe.

bluecajun5.3
05-13-2012, 11:24 AM
I agree with 68SS. Awesome build you got ahead, can't wait to see when you get it going.

SS4Matt
05-13-2012, 11:54 AM
was that chassis done by Team Z? car looks familiar from somewhere?

EMP
05-13-2012, 02:36 PM
This is going to be a bad ass build. I love LSx Fox Bodies, they are better with turbos! Thanks!

how much for that trans? :) I have it listed for 1850.00 open to offers.


The swap pan hangs pretty low it is not much better than the truck pan, I ened up with the F body pan in order to get plenty of ground clearance. Looks like a cool build always liked the LSX in a fox coupe.

Ya I just measured it, the F body one is about 5.25 inches, the pan I got is about 7.5. The swap pan was 156.00 shipped with everything. I have a 5th gen pan on the motor now and that one is way to big. At least I can set the motor in with this one and get some stuff mocked up. I'll change it later if I think its to low. Thanks!

I agree with 68SS. Awesome build you got ahead, can't wait to see when you get it going. Thanks!


was that chassis done by Team Z? car looks familiar from somewhere? I'm not sure who did most of the work to get it where its now. But I did buy it in the metro area.

King Nothing
05-28-2012, 12:41 AM
awesome!!! btw a LM7 crank and L92 crank are both 3.62 so it's not really an upgrade going from LM7 to L92, but boring it does help :D

sw07gt
05-28-2012, 03:06 AM
Details on the trans?

EMP
06-17-2012, 05:59 PM
awesome!!! btw a LM7 crank and L92 crank are both 3.62 so it's not really an upgrade going from LM7 to L92, but boring it does help :D

I know there the same stroke, they told me the counter weight was the reason for swapping the crank.

EMP
06-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Details on the trans?

It was built by lakeside transmission local to me. Spent 1300.00 on the build. has zero miles on it.

EMP
02-08-2013, 07:17 PM
Finally started working on this thing. :chug:


Mocking up cooler location

http://i.imgur.com/t1aBGyw.jpg



whoever put these on covered the bolt that holds the bumper shocks on. :bang:

http://i.imgur.com/vvZtKnc.jpg


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GLS
02-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Gonna be an awesome build for sure.
Love the looke of these cars, gonna have to start a notch build after the camaro gets finished!

Blackpanther99
02-08-2013, 07:46 PM
Damn. Really clean work and build.

EMP
02-08-2013, 07:57 PM
Thanks!

Trying to get the bumper cover to fit over the cooler right now, Prob have a few more pictures in a bit. :chug:

ronnieforrester
02-08-2013, 11:00 PM
Badd ass build. I have a 4.8 junkyard special in a fox coupe.

Is that a 4.6 k member ?

EMP
02-09-2013, 03:47 PM
Thanks, ya it is a 4.6 K member. I bought the car with it and just bought UPR LS to 4.6 motor mount adapters.

EMP
02-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Well with a bit of timing it fits.


http://i.imgur.com/jmGf4Iv.jpg

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TxFireman1972
03-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Any updates?

GLS
03-16-2013, 11:43 PM
^x2. Curious!

EMP
12-05-2013, 10:10 PM
Got busy modding GTR's over the summer, I finally got caught up and threw my engine in. I'll add some pictures.

EMP
12-05-2013, 10:43 PM
Bought some wheels and tires... Still need matching fronts. :eek2:

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Got side tracked...

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8.8 with all the trimmings

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Going on the hoist for the first time since I bought it... 2+ years ago:emb:

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The motor
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Off to get the cage installed.

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So that's where I'm at now. Still need lots of stuff.

DaGreightOne
12-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Did you keep the 5.3 that you had for sale or is this a different motor?

01 WS6 6.0
12-22-2013, 01:48 PM
Looks good im the process of doing the same with my 93 coupe refreshing the motor and going turbo. This only motivates me more car looks really good!

BAD FNZ
12-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Looks really good, I like where it's headed and using a lot of quality parts. Definitely sub'd for more updates!

EMP
12-22-2013, 04:47 PM
Did you keep the 5.3 that you had for sale or is this a different motor?

I kept it. :cool:

Looks good im the process of doing the same with my 93 coupe refreshing the motor and going turbo. This only motivates me more car looks really good!

Thanks! I can't wait to drive it.

Looks really good, I like where it's headed and using a lot of quality parts. Definitely sub'd for more updates!

Thanks!

I sourced a billet converter and a drive shaft. As soon as I get it back from the getting the cage work done I will post more pictures.

Rpayne41985
12-24-2013, 02:19 PM
nice build