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Old 03-12-2012, 11:48 AM
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Yes the LS motor is getting more and more sexy every day to Joe average rodder.. A future LS motor project is on my radar.

I'd love to get a hold of a LS-3 and do my thing on that one.

low buck 5.3L LS out of a truck with a B&M/Weiand blower and a few tweeks would be fun too.
A ton of potential in these motors.
Exactly, you can pick up a 5.3L for $500 if you keep an eye out. Clean up the heads, cam and spring swap, headers and a used intake swap and bam, 450hp that is VERY driveable, will last a LONG time, and requires no continual fiddling (like a carb).

If I get the new job/raise I'm looking at I'll be picking up an '06-'07 CTSV for a cam, headers, and exhaust upgrade. Leave the rest stock and put a million miles on it.

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Old 03-12-2012, 12:11 PM
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I don't sell cylinder heads
I am telling you what it cost me to do my ported 305 heads.
I stand corrected. The "tax included" made it sound to me like that's what you were selling them for. $500 plus 20 hours... I don't know if I personally could justify it, but if you have the spare time and are so inclined, I guess it's a good deal. But it does seem like a lot of work and money for mid 12's.
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Ok, so this thread kinda got off course. I'm debating between the different heads I have up in the garage right now. I'm going to admit this, the main reason I'm wanting to slap a motor together to get the car running, is that things move VERY slowly around here. If I don't force the issue to get this car running, it won't be running till next year. I simply want the sbc in the bird. I can build a motor in anyone's garage, but my usual garage is the only one with welders and air compressors to do the chassis.
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