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Old 10-10-2012, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dsraven View Post
check out pirate 4x4, chevy thunder drive by wire, ls1tech,, nook and tranny lsx info, for a bunch of info on the ls series engines. good stuff for a read-thru before spending money. don't worry about the car end of things, if you have the engine and trans etc it will fit into lots of different vehicles if you decide the old iron is too heavy or for whatever reason. a guy i work with put a 5.3 truck engine in his mustang and then threw a turbo on it and it worked out fine. you will have no problems if you have a few fab skills. I would recomend an overdrive with whatever engine you use. there is a reason most newer vehicles come with 5 gears or more, less rpm spread between gears, so you're not wringing the engine out like a wet rag before shifting, plus a good overdrive for mileage. also, there is always somebody looking for ls engine swap stuff if you get into it and then change your mind.
good luck
there is a guy on the ls1tech that has pics in the forums. it's a corvette engine in a '76 I think.
Cool thanks man. I'll check out some of the ls specific forums tomorrow. I'm pretty set on the 4 speed though. I've always wanted one for the car and it will go perfect with trying not to show what's under the hood. I recently sold my 5 speed car and i honestly found it annoying to drive around town since 1st and 2nd gear were wound out by 30 mph.
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