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View Poll Results: Are you going to run an LSx engine package in your 67-69 F-body ??
Yes 210 39.18%
No 87 16.23%
346-365 46 8.58%
370-396 41 7.65%
408-415 30 5.60%
427-427+ 63 11.75%
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:18 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what is involved in dropping an LS into a 1st gen?

Is it a huge can of worms?
In the end would it be easier/cheaper (both perhaps) to do something more traditional but with an aftermarket EFI?
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Not a F-body, but close enough
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Just out of curiosity, what is involved in dropping an LS into a 1st gen?

Is it a huge can of worms?
In the end would it be easier/cheaper (both perhaps) to do something more traditional but with an aftermarket EFI?
No, actually its simple if you have the right stuff. This just happends to be our specialty.......

Things you'll need:
  • Engine
  • Conversion engine mounts
  • Conversion oil pan
  • Headers and exhaust
  • Transmission
  • Transmission install kit to include a cross member, modified hydraulic slave and bracketry
  • Driveshaft - Either shorten what you have or have a custom one built to your specs
  • Computer/electronics - There are quite a few companies making drop in wiring harnesses into non EFI chassis nowadays
  • Fuel system and tank for EFI system

I know I have probably left some things off of the list, but this is these are the main necessities for a swap..... depending on your chassis being a manual or automatic transmission chassis.

If you have a chance to go to SEMA, stop by.... we'll have everything on display. If not, our catalog will be here shortly with a comprehensive laydown on everything about this subject.


I just wish I could leak you guys some pictures.......
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Old 09-23-2005, 07:20 PM
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I'll be doing a 408 probably when i get around to the motor and have the money I've been starting to read up a lot. I have the bolting stuff up part down but i'll be looking to buy most of the stuff that needs to be fabbed up. I've seen some of your other posts and am looking forward to seeing what you put out and the prices. I will definetly keep a look out
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:41 AM
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No, actually its simple if you have the right stuff. This just happends to be our specialty.......

Things you'll need:
  • Engine
  • Conversion engine mounts
  • Conversion oil pan
  • Headers and exhaust
  • Transmission
  • Transmission install kit to include a cross member, modified hydraulic slave and bracketry
  • Driveshaft - Either shorten what you have or have a custom one built to your specs
  • Computer/electronics - There are quite a few companies making drop in wiring harnesses into non EFI chassis nowadays
  • Fuel system and tank for EFI system

I know I have probably left some things off of the list, but this is these are the main necessities for a swap..... depending on your chassis being a manual or automatic transmission chassis.

If you have a chance to go to SEMA, stop by.... we'll have everything on display. If not, our catalog will be here shortly with a comprehensive laydown on everything about this subject.


I just wish I could leak you guys some pictures.......

Ok, perhaps I ought to have phrased it differently.
When all is said and done. In terms of cost and difficulty would it be easier to achieve a 450-550hp drivetrain with a t56 or TKO by going with an LSx platform or sticking to something more conventional?
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450 - 650 with an LSx and a T56 is a near no-brainer. Its a 'piece-o-pie', cuz all the part are already available and making power with an LSx is way too easy for the modifications and moneies spent.
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Old 09-26-2005, 02:48 PM
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450 - 650 with an LSx and a T56 is a near no-brainer. Its a 'piece-o-pie', cuz all the part are already available and making power with an LSx is way too easy for the modifications and moneies spent.

I wish i had some "monies" lying around to do that... *sigh*
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:02 AM
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Old 09-27-2005, 01:13 PM
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Getting ready to put one together... dont know what i am going to put it into, but it might rent the engine bay of my 68 for a wile.
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I think I am going to put an ls1 in my 69. The trick is finding one cheap enough to not break me for the next year. I have seen some pretty decent ones on ebay and a few other websites. I have an 01 ss so I know how easy it is to make power with an ls1.
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