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Old 10-08-2003, 08:26 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-08-2003, 08:45 AM   #2
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congrats man! i know how much of an effort motor swaps/retrofits are, enjoy your hard work!
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Old 10-08-2003, 09:13 AM   #3
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Congrats! The best thing is that your VIN# and insurance still think its a V6

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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.
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Congratulations! You'll love it !
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:16 AM   #6
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Lol congtrats
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Old 10-08-2003, 10:30 AM   #7
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congrats! i bet that was NOT a fun job, but well worth the effort
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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.

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Old 10-08-2003, 11:56 AM   #9
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Grats on the swap man, it must feel good knowing you
did it yourself. Best way to learn something in my opinion.
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Old 10-08-2003, 02:48 PM   #10
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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!
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Old 10-08-2003, 03:12 PM   #11
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wow, I know thats a lot of work, no go tear up some other cars at the track and enjoy yourself...congrats man
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Old 10-08-2003, 04:49 PM   #12
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wow, congrats man, i really mean it . 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.
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Old 10-08-2003, 06:05 PM   #13
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i guess?
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Old 10-08-2003, 07:42 PM   #14
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JRP, 868 a year. what company you go through. im paying farmers 228 a month
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Old 10-09-2003, 07:47 AM   #15
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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.

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