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Old 03-14-2018, 09:00 AM
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Hey guys, I'm a newbie (old) here on this site. My build is gonna be a 1995 Camaro into a street brawler OLDSCHOOL way BBC non of this LS nonsense lol.
No offense to you LSers out there as I do believe they're capable of great power, however I am a displacement kinda guy lol...
We're gonna stuff a 540 into my mint, never seen snow, 1995 V-6 Camaro. Some ask why, that's the wrong question... WHY NOT is more appropriate.
I've heard good things about the BMR conversion K-frame kits, need to know which one will make this as painless as possible. (BMR feel free to chime in)
Also need to know what headers are the "ones to run" I'm using "My" AK Racing Powermax heads, the have a raised exhaust port which I hope won't affect header fitment. I have the diff, ford 9" and aluminum 3rd with Daytona pinion support and posi 35 spline, 4.30 gear to run a 10.5 x 29 tire... thinking of ZF 6spd for a transmission as it's a stick car...
so letter rip lemme know your thoughts!!!
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:00 AM
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Hi ADK, I have many customers who use the BBC in Marine Applications.

The use my DIS ignition and electronic fuel injection.
There are customers of mine who use this engine in the Oil Field.
I manufacture a 24 tooth Crankshaft Target Wheel that fits under the front cover for their needs.

I have a Crower Cams camshaft made to my specification to FIX the Good Port/Bad Port cylinder head of the early BBC.

I can provide these products ?

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Old 03-14-2018, 11:43 AM
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Yes thanks Pantera ... I'm one of our area's known builders of marine performance engines, I mainly build large displacement Chevy based power in either Mercury or my own combinations... we frequently use our custom 2/3 and 4/7 swap custom grinds for some of our more serious builds...
however please feel free to send me a link to your target wheels, I could likely use them down the road... thanks for your input... should you wish to contact me or review my corporate identity feel free to peruse my web page www.akracing.ca
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Well, I can't argue with you on wanting to put a big motor in. I have one myself, and created a thread covering it and some of the specifics of fitting a big block in here:
https://ls1tech.com/forums/small-blo...fo-thread.html

We have 2 different k-members that will work for your application. Ours offer a ton of clearance, incorporate their own motor mounts, and are rated for street duty as well as track use. We also have a variety of transmission crossmembers to allow you to swap in various transmissions behind the engine, such as a powerglide, th350 or th400. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss parts and options for your specific application
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Well, I can't argue with you on wanting to put a big motor in. I have one myself, and created a thread covering it and some of the specifics of fitting a big block in here:
https://ls1tech.com/forums/small-blo...fo-thread.html

We have 2 different k-members that will work for your application. Ours offer a ton of clearance, incorporate their own motor mounts, and are rated for street duty as well as track use. We also have a variety of transmission crossmembers to allow you to swap in various transmissions behind the engine, such as a powerglide, th350 or th400. Feel free to give me a call and we can discuss parts and options for your specific application
what are the differences between the 2 kits you're referring to?
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I did pretty much the same thing with my never seen snow 95 formula only I went SBC because I had a bunch of parts at my disposal. The BMR K member will be nice for your swap, The LT1 uses different motor mount pattern on the sides that only allow you to use 2 of the 3 mounting bolts that will be the way to go with your BB unless you are going to put a front motor plate on it. The process of the SBC wasn't horrible, Had to make some room under the hood for the distributor, Ended up going with a crank trigger because I didn't want to ever had a distributor issue and have to pull the engine to fix it, Now if i have a issue I change the cap and go. I ended up using the t56 i had in the car, Went with a early SBC with 2pc rear main seal to t56 conversion flywheel and it was a really nice piece. The small block was fun to shoe horn into the car so the BB will be even more fun lol. I work with High performance BBC for a living, I build Circle track engines for the dirt modifieds we race here in the northeast. Your going to have fun on this project and have a sweet car when its done!!!
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Here is my car as it sits now, Waiting for winter to end so I can drive it again haha!

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Originally Posted by Rebob5 View Post
I did pretty much the same thing with my never seen snow 95 formula only I went SBC because I had a bunch of parts at my disposal. The BMR K member will be nice for your swap, The LT1 uses different motor mount pattern on the sides that only allow you to use 2 of the 3 mounting bolts that will be the way to go with your BB unless you are going to put a front motor plate on it. The process of the SBC wasn't horrible, Had to make some room under the hood for the distributor, Ended up going with a crank trigger because I didn't want to ever had a distributor issue and have to pull the engine to fix it, Now if i have a issue I change the cap and go. I ended up using the t56 i had in the car, Went with a early SBC with 2pc rear main seal to t56 conversion flywheel and it was a really nice piece. The small block was fun to shoe horn into the car so the BB will be even more fun lol. I work with High performance BBC for a living, I build Circle track engines for the dirt modifieds we race here in the northeast. Your going to have fun on this project and have a sweet car when its done!!!
Your build, and yourself helped a lot in my build and swap, thanks. Since OP has a V6 car he'll 100% need a new k member. Looks like a fun swap with a lot of creative curse words that are coming up haha!

OP a ZF6? Isn't that a truck trans, that is a MASSIVE piece of iron to put in there. If you want a manual there are plenty of options that will live behind BB power but "fit" size and gearing wise into your car a lot better.
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Your build, and yourself helped a lot in my build and swap, thanks. Since OP has a V6 car he'll 100% need a new k member. Looks like a fun swap with a lot of creative curse words that are coming up haha!

OP a ZF6? Isn't that a truck trans, that is a MASSIVE piece of iron to put in there. If you want a manual there are plenty of options that will live behind BB power but "fit" size and gearing wise into your car a lot better.
no sir the ZF 6spd is a Corvette transmission, also found in some light duty truck, which would suggest its strength IMO, I'll be reaching out to Paul Lee (Mcleod Clutches) for a clutch... I bought my first funny car from him, maybe he'll remember me lol, and yes definitely going the BMR route for K frame...

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