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Old 10-28-2005, 02:25 PM
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hey guys

I am looking at doing this swap myself. I am wondering if the wipers can be spared or do they have to come out? If i go with the motor plate and electric fans is it possible to move the motor far enough forward to keep from cutting the cowl too much and retain the wipers? how hard is the low profile distrib. with the crank trigger to install?
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:43 PM
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Why would you want to move the motor forward??? Cut the cowl, set the motor at 0 degrees, and go...
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:07 PM
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because i was wondering ,since this car will see a lot of cruise ins and weekend rides to the car shows, I was hoping to keep the wipers in there and working. all the pics i see have them taken off. I was thinking maybe by moving it forward just a bit , or running the short dist with the crank trigger i could have enough room to leave them in place.
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:24 PM
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I have a carb 383 in mine and wipers are still intact. I even have the performer rpm manifold which is a little taller than the performer. So no, you dont have to remove them.
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Yea I have my dist. in the back as well and its a msd pro billet and I have the victor jr in take. I have cut out the bottom side of the cowl enough to get the dist. in and out with out removing anything. And the wipers are still intacked and working. I would recommend cutting out as much as you can and then make a plate to go underneath the cowl and support it with some suez fasteners. You'll never know that theres a hole there.
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Old 10-28-2005, 05:33 PM
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thank you guys , you have been very helpful. I know I will have a million questions about this until i get it done. I just didnt want to be stuck out in one of those freak summer showers with no wipers.

did you guys use the new tube k-member or the motor plate ? any pictures you can post would be most appreaciated.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:51 PM
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Does appletree racing have a website or anyway to find the conversion motor mounts? I would rather have a motor mount instead of motor plates.
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Old 04-19-2006, 10:31 AM
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Not sure but I took one stock motor mount for the lt1 and one solid motor mount for the lt1 with the lt1 tubular k-member and just welded some peices on them to make all the holes line up! Works very well if you want to use what you have and I can pick the front of the car up by the motor and nothing flexes at all!!
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:36 AM
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Your swap sounds very VERY close to what my good friend and I did. I was only there about 50% of the time he was putting it together, but as you know college comes first....

We took a $500 2.8L '88 Firebird T-Tops and turned it into a Formula...kind of. Replaced the 2.8L with a '91 Suburban TBI motor, put on a Holley Street Dominator intake manifold, Holley 500cfm 4bbl carb with vacuum secondaries and a manual choke. Then Removed all smog equipment, A/C, and the likes, and converted to a V-belt setup. Installed a stock Trans Am electric fan with a new replacement aluminum Formula radiator, and removed the A/C condensor. Threw HEI out the window and replaced with a '73 Biscayne points-style distributor, along with crazy spider web of spark wires.

Transmission is a rebuilt 700R4 out of said Suburban with new torque convertor and flywheel. Thinking about installing an external transmission cooler later on down the road...

As for exhaust, we hooked up a pair of Flowtech headers, along with a Flowtech Y-pipe and a Dynomax Super Turbo Cat-back. The Dynomax catalytic convertor is coming in today....

As for the exterior, we kept the Boss-style spoiler. The old V6 hood has been replaced with a Formula hood with the "bump" cowl. The front bumper is off another year model, as well as the rear bumper. We replaced the rear lights with those found on the early model 3rd-gens, you know the smoked out "LED" looking ones. The only inside mod is the wicked '82 Formula Shift ****. We searched junkyards for ages for that shift ****.

We are painting it primer black all over in a few days, right before we put a new set 'o tires on her. So far it's only cost him about $2200.

What you guys think?
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this thread needs pics.....the first link doesnt work
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:02 PM
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Here are my pics of my swap

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Car looks great, Just wondering if you are using lt1 or reg small block chevy for I am trying to find someone that carries motor mounts for a reg sbc in a 1993 -97 z28 or trans am . I have searched every wear but can't find any one.My car came with lt1 set up with bmr tubular front end. Any help would be great {web sights,names or phone numbers}
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Originally Posted by SPRAYIN96TA
Car looks great, Just wondering if you are using lt1 or reg small block chevy for I am trying to find someone that carries motor mounts for a reg sbc in a 1993 -97 z28 or trans am . I have searched every wear but can't find any one.My car came with lt1 set up with bmr tubular front end. Any help would be great {web sights,names or phone numbers}

front motor plate it and your done
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:52 PM
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where do you get a front engine plate from and how much do they run? and are they hard to install? also which way do most of yall take your motor out? through the top or bottom?

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you can buy a front K-member with the mounts already on it From BMR
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TwoFast4Lv
you can buy a front K-member with the mounts already on it From BMR
Are you going to tell him about the PS rack??

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Old 05-26-2006, 06:43 PM
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mine is not a BMR...
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:15 PM
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whats the best way to take the motor and trans out? I have a 95 m5 v6 convert and I am going to be doin the swap in a couple months or so. I am goin w/ a built 358sbc and a TCI street fighter w/ a 2200 stall? what ya think?
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Originally Posted by raceking33
whats the best way to take the motor and trans out? I have a 95 m5 v6 convert and I am going to be doin the swap in a couple months or so. I am goin w/ a built 358sbc and a TCI street fighter w/ a 2200 stall? what ya think?
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https://ls1tech.com/forums/small-block-big-block-chevy-specific/512891-sbc-94-v6.html
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:22 PM
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how long did it take you guys from start to finish?
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