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Old 10-20-2008, 07:33 AM
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Nice truck Stovebolter wish I was that far along.

Iím trying to budget for the March Performance LS1 Narrow serpentine Kit which will give me about 23.5Ē width up front.

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Have you thought about the 5.3/4.8 truck engines and trans. They are a lot cheaper especially if you are thinking about using the March setup. They are about 295hp depending on what engine and year. The oil pan will have to be changed to the f-body.

I am using a 2003 Yukon 5.3/4L60E in my 47 chevy car. It fits real nice except for the a/c compressor had to notch the frame rail. I am using all of the truck brackets.

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Here are a couple of interior shots with the 5" recessed firewall. Not a problem.
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Here is a accesory drive kit for the ctv-s its about the same length as the vette stuff but is mounted different. Hope its not too wide.

Accessory Drive (with air) LS1,LS6 19155066 this is gm's #

try gm parts direct for the best price.

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Old 10-28-2008, 09:34 AM
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Oscar,

I looked up the 'Vette mounts on gmpartsdirect.com and they're reasonably priced. Do you know (or could you find out) the measurement between those two mounts where they meet the frame? I'm debating whether to go that route or to cut out my V6 crossmember and add one for a V8, then use the LSx adapter plates that are widely available. The Vette mounts are only slightly more expensive.

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You have pretty close to what I did with my 1935 Ford Tudor. The LS1 is the way to go, over 20 mpg and enough power to blow the doors off most "street rods".

I used a Direct Sheet Metal replacement firewall......the "big block" design that is recessed 5"....and it needs every bit of it. The Corvette LS2 water pump gives you additional room at the front and except for having to move the pulley forward 3/8" for belt alignment....it's a bolt-on.

I used the Corvette aluminum mount brackets and oil-filled mounts, they are excellent. I also used the 1997 Corvette "sheet metal" exhaust manifolds.

I'd me happy to answer any questions you may have as I have just over 16,000 miles on this beast and I haven't had to touch it since the day I finished it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:02 AM
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Let me put a Corvette on the hoist and take a measurement.

The mounts themselves are oil-filled and really do a nice job dampening any vibration and noise.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:25 AM
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See if this rough diagram helps you. Center to center the mounts are 17.25" apart, from the outside of the mounts themselves it is 22".
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:29 AM
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That helps alot! I didn't realize it was mounted on tabs added to the back of the MII crossmember.

Thanks, Oscar. Hope it wasn't too much trouble!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:37 AM
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No problem, I'll probably drive the sedan to work tomorrow so I can get a picture of the real McCoy. I wanted to take some pictures of my new sway bar I installed on the rear suspension anyway.

I just installed a rear sway bar kit from "Welder Series", these guys are the hot set-up........lots of awesome parts designed for the home builder, and the pros too.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:44 AM
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Thanks, Oscar. Pics always help. Your '35 Ford's engine bay must be shorter than my '36 Chevy's. I say this because after further measuring and a discussion with "Bad Rat" on this board an LS1 will apparently fit w/o modifying the firewall on my car. That would be one less challenge and I hate to chop up a firewall that's already been smoothed and filled.

See pics of his '36 Chevy w/LS1 at post #143 in this thread

show pics of your engines boys!

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:57 AM
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Yes the Chevy was born with an inline six......considerably longer than the really short flathead V-8 mine was built with. The firewall doesn't appear to be an issue at all......much better than my Ford dimensions in that respect.

One less thing to contend with as the LS really fits nice in the Chevys.

Pictures from the underside tomorrow.
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Old 10-29-2008, 01:53 PM
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OK, I got the old crate up in the air, here is a couple pictures of what the Corvette mounts look like. You'll have to pardon the road grime, this thing has 16,000 hard miles on it since it was first christened. I would think a Chevy chassis isn't far off from the Ford part. This is actually a Fatman Fabrication frame.
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Oscar, finally getting back to work on my '36. Did you fab the pads that those mounts are sitting on or did you buy 'em? If you bought 'em, where?

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I just got done putting a 04 GTO ls1 in my 26 coupe. I'll post some pics of it to see if that will give you any ideas. I also moved the coil packs under the dash so it would look better and polished the valve covers.







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^^^^^
Looks really good! Did you use the 'Vette style mounts? Hard to tell in the pics.
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I used the GTO mounts. They worked perfect, they are just flat and all you have to do is make a stand for them and just set the motor down on a peice of rubber and run a bolt through it. I'll try an find a pic of one real quick.
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