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Name
Nancy
Year
1966
Make
Chevy
Model
Chevy II
Color
White
Got the car and intended to keep it stock. Found out head was warped. Perfect excuse for an LS swap!!!

Modifications

Interior
Stock interior, restore will begin after car is up and running with her new heart
Exterior
Currently white single base coat( bought her that way) plan to keep her white but do a satin white(the right way)
Audio
5.3l with a cam (hehe)
Lighting
Halo projectors front, remanufactured stock rears(future blue dot)
Exhaust
Stainless open pipes from stainless shorty block huggers
Suspension
Stock (for now) plan on CBR sub frame and control arms.
Wheel and Tire
Steel for now, cragars in the future

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I think everyone looks at the LS series engine now, but the required support systems: fuel injection and the electronics hold them off? Are you retaining the original front suspension and transmission? Thanks in advance for any ideas on these.
 

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I am retaining the front suspension until I have the money to put an upgrade in the car. I am getting rid of the three speed on the column and either swapping in a Muncie m22 Rock crusher or going with the 4 l 6-0 e I haven't quite decided yet I would really like to maintain the manual feel of the car however I have come across an extremely good deal on a 4 l 6-0 e what to do...
 

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The “E” on the end of 4160 means electronic control, it will require a computer.
The original computer and wiring assy from your donor vehicle will work, but that is a major job. Did you get the electronics with your motor?
 

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I have no problem with the technical portions of any job. Just problems with having enough money.
 

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Got the motor all painted up, heads are just set on the block for a picture, buying gaskets tomorrow to put it all back together. I am trying to keep everything American made, are there any cheaper options for head gasket sets? Does anyone have an opinion as to what head set I should use if I plan on adding a bit of boost? Also I plan on head studs and ARP rod bolts( overkill for an n/a motor I know but for future proofing) any other future proofing advice? sorry for the long wait for an update, been working crazy hours.
 

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