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Old 5th-May-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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My LSx conversion

I have been accused of sneaking around with this build so Here it isLast Christmas we rescued a 65 SS out of a back yard for g6t6o(Josh) and the owner had a complete 6.0 sitting in the garage with a 4l80 attached to it.No reciept,no verifiable mileage he thought it was @70k or so.Picked it up for $1200 and VooDooII(Joe) and I went over an loaded it up to take home.So I have been busy doing side work to fund the project and staying busy and getting my parts gathered up.So Josh tells me we can track the number on the back of the motor to find out what it came out of.As it turns out it has less than 20k on it and its an LQ4I sold off the 4l80 and found a low mileage 28k 4l65e and have been busy cleaning and preping it for the swap



So I pull the pan to install the F-body pan and find this




Added a Texas Speed 228r cam,springs,and hardened push rods along with a
rocker trunion upgrade







Then Todd(DUB) here on the site set me up with his FAST LSXRT intake off of his gold 67







Its pretty much ready to go in






I would really like to find a buyer for my current engine before starting the swap, I feel its easier to sell if they can hear it run,and go for a road test.So far no luck advertising it locallyWe will see how it goes from here
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Old 5th-May-2012, 10:15 PM   #2
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Your gonna love it, I've got maybe a couple hundred miles on mine and grin every time I drive it.

Are you converting to power steering?

I'm diggin that intake
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Finally sharing!!!!! ;-)

This is gonna' be great.




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Yes I will be adding power steering.The intake fills the void left in an old car engine compartment when an LSx is swapped.I do not see a blower of any kind ever in my future,so this was my solution,its supposed to work very well.Call it what you like driving Chuck's and Joe's LS powered wagons has really screwed me upAll I can think of is 400ish HP and close to 20mpg out on the hiway
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Old 5th-May-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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You sneaky dog......you sure kept that under wraps good.........


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Old 5th-May-2012, 10:49 PM   #6
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How difficult was the trunnion upgrade?

I used to have a set of rockers on one of my previous camaros that had that done...much better piece of mind. Been thinking of picking up one of the bearing kits for when the cam swap happens on the wagon.
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very nice Brian!!!I knew this was coming
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How difficult was the trunnion upgrade?

I used to have a set of rockers on one of my previous camaros that had that done...much better piece of mind. Been thinking of picking up one of the bearing kits for when the cam swap happens on the wagon.
Easy as can be. Took me less than an hour. There's a really nice tutorial on Youtube about it.
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Yep like he said.maybe an hour of bench work,worst part is picking up all the old needles when your done.
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Old 6th-May-2012, 10:47 AM   #10
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Another race car bites the dust Does that mean your going to put some rubber under your front end and get rid of the pizza cutters?

Your going to love it!!!!!!
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I don't think so, it'll just be a easily driveable, reliable race car now
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As usual Brian, your work is second to none. I can't wait to see it done.
P.S. I fired my LS1 on the engine stand yesterday and it reinspired me and my son.
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While you had the pan off, you should have put in some ARP rod bolts, weakest part of the LS is stock rod bolts.
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While you had the pan off, you should have put in some ARP rod bolts, weakest part of the LS is stock rod bolts.
That was the first thing I did
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Another race car bites the dust Does that mean your going to put some rubber under your front end and get rid of the pizza cutters?

Your going to love it!!!!!!
Yep, LS brakes then something similar to what you have.Would like to squeeze a 17x8 in the rear and 17x7 in the front with as much tire as possible since I will have PS
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