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Old 03-11-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default ls motor swap into 2nd gen camaro

well lets start from the beginning

i have a 76 Camaro with a small block and muncie 4 speed
want to swap in a 6.0 out of a truck or escalade preferable the LQ9
i want to put the l92 heads
some type of big cam with an aggressive idle with something around .600 lift
want to keep the old school look with the intake so i want to run efi but still have the aircleaner throught the cowl hood hole.
want to run a 6 speed tranny, so i am lookin for a tremec or other comparable 6 speed.
and some good long tube headers
gonna run a march performance accessory drive and have vintage air setup

so what i am lookin for basically is any info on where to find the parts and tips and tricks on what other pieces i need along the way. if and when i find a used engine do i keep the computer and wire harnes with the engine or look for a new setup?
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I have a ls1 for sale if interested. Only 66000 miles runs great woman drove
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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is it a 6.0?
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No its a 5.7 liter aluminum block. One setup i had on another ls1 made 475rwhp and 423 rwtq only heads cam and intake and was through a auto and was streetable.
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Also how much horse power and torque do you want to make.
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i want to get between 500 and 600 horse and want an aggressive loud cam. i dont know what is compatible on the ls motors for how much lift you can put in the cam and your valve to piston clearance yet?
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Well if you want at least 500 is this to the wheel? You wont be able to do that very easy on a 6.0 block or 5.7 block. 5.7 and 6.0 make close to the same power. The 6.0 is iron and the 5.7 is aluminum. With the 5.7 you can make it to 500 rwhp same as the 6.0 it will just be costly. I just bought a 0 mile ls3 429 which is going to make over 650 rwhp. Are you wanting this to be streetable. I had in one ls1 (5.7) 233/239 112lsa which had a great sound with prc 215 heads and a fast intake. It made 475 and was a bad **** street car. With that cam and heads i had plenty of piston to valve clearance.
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This was the cam i ran how does it sound? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NomNN...e_gdata_player
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ya i want it to be a very fun streetable and want to run down the highway for some weekend getaways also. the reason i want a 6.0 is to run the l92 heads. i am goin off of what i read in the ls-series power magazine on their junkyard 6.0l buildup. i don't want it to sound like i just did a swap out of a camaro/transam/corvette. i like to be a lil different in the crowd. so thats why i am lookin for a cam in the .600 lift range, i saw an intake from mast performance that i liked, call the retro ls intake manifold. and the rest of what i need i have no idea. i need a t56 trans and want to use a centerforce clutch and run a hydraulic throwout bearing. thats just the basic stuff that i am goin by. if it looks like i am goin the wrong direction with all of this, let me know. i am new to the ls game,
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That cam does have a .600 lift.the 6.0 is a good block by all means. With both motors you are looking close to the same. Just most 6.0 have been through hell and back if you find one in a junkyard. The one im selling only has 66000 miles and runs great. You wouldnt have to bore this out. With the block and 4000 dollars you would be close to your goals. You can also go to a bigger cam i think almost a .640 lift. Which thats to big for the street. With the motor all you need is a new wiring harness and it will fit right in. The t56 is a very nice tranny and strong for the money. Have you ever drove or been in a 475 rwhp car?
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well i will keep all of that in mind. sounds like a good engine you have there. i have driven and rode in a 475hp camaro and trans am. if you look up daytoanjim on here, he has quite a collection of gmmg camaros and transams. i've rode in his yellow blackbird trans am and one of his berger ss gmmg camaros. love the chambered exhaust on those cars.
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Hell ya they are nice! Since you know him pm sent.
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just purchased my 6.0l today. what kind of computer/wiring do i keep with the motor? or is everthing replaced with a different harness of some type
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imo, I would have started with a full ls/t56 pullout from the start. all the accessories, oilpan, etc will work in the 2nd gen frame.

Im swapping in an ls2 auto pullout into our 79 right now
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http://www.keepitcleanwiring.com/pro...FQdoKgodaFxZgw

Give this place a call tell em what your doing they will hook you up! congrats man keep me posted
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i have a haywire wire harness for the whole car, how or what do i do to connect that system with the engine system
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anyone have any pros and cons on texas speed. i am interested in their 421 stroker rotating assembly and tsunami cam setup with l92 heads. anyone have any tips on a setup like that?
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They are awsome! Give em a call they know there ****!
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