Home page

Cool! NEW FEATURE! Add "Your Corvette Story" today

C3 Engines

Back to top of thread

Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (16/26)
 5/26/14 2:29pm
great pumpkinLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Temperance, MI - USA

Vette(s):
1977 Corvette Orange T-Top 2003 50th Anniv. roadster


Joined: 10/18/2004
Posts: 267

Great looking install Sarge. Looks really tight in there. I'm soooo jealous.
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (17/26)
 5/26/14 7:08pm
Sarge81Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

WEST SENECA, NY - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.


Joined: 12/3/2001
Posts: 2379

Thanks Michael. Give Terry a hug for us. Miss you guys.

Dave, I gave out a good old loud "Richard Rawlings" Gas Money Garage "WOOH"!!! Time for a burnout now. lol. The only other drivetrain modernizing I did was adding the Tremec 5 spd. a few years ago, now a hydraulic clutch, and had the differential beefed up with some C4 parts inside. Next is a tubular chassis….oops wait…mama said no to the tubular chassis. Next big thing in a few years I'm going to add a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger. Mama approves that update. We're addicted to "boost." Clown

Norsky, not that we here at C3VR condone street racing, but um there are times when the throttle may stick during sudden acceleration. Evil Smile Wink


______________

GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
Sequence #3975




Click here to see more pics of my Vette on CarDomain.


Lifetime Member #26
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (18/26)
 5/27/14 4:18pm
tttankerGold Member
Gold Member
Send Private Message

Peru, IN - USA

Vette(s):
1978 Blue Edition 2001 Torch Red


Joined: 6/2/2010
Posts: 82

I saw the Dodge fly past us a couple times up in Wisconsin on the road trips. We need to put a governor on that LS-1 so we can at least have time to wave at ya!! Or was that the Misses driving?

 



______________
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (19/26)
 5/29/14 6:26am
Sarge81Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

WEST SENECA, NY - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.


Joined: 12/3/2001
Posts: 2379

tttanker said:

I saw the Dodge fly past us a couple times up in Wisconsin on the road trips. We need to put a governor on that LS-1 so we can at least have time to wave at ya!! Or was that the Misses driving?

 




Lol Don. That was me driving. Michele drives the same as me though. Well the car is inspected and road legal again in the Great Nazi Empire of NYS. Time to put some breaking miles on her now.

______________

GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
Sequence #3975




Click here to see more pics of my Vette on CarDomain.


Lifetime Member #26
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (20/26)
 5/29/14 1:35pm
danascar
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Germansville, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats. . 1999 Covertible, 6 speed, Atomic orange, Oak interior


Joined: 1/28/2010
Posts: 803

Great job Darryl Exclamation Been folowing it since you started....can't wait to see/hear it in person Thumbs Up

______________

 
Dan T
 

Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (21/26)
 2/12/15 3:54am
daveo76
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Vancouver, WA - USA

Vette(s):
1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.


Joined: 8/25/2005
Posts: 833

Awesome job!  Looks great.  Are you going to have it dyno'd?  Did you sell the ZZ4?

I've been thinking about a 5.3 or even 6.0 LS for my '91 Suburban but I'm probably going to just build one of the TBI 350s I have into a vortec 383.  I'm always up for a challenge but maybe not THAT much of a challengeSmile


______________

 

1976 Silver/Firethorn.  L48, 4spd.  Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (22/26)
 2/12/15 9:03am
manchestersharkLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

Equinunk, PA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.


Joined: 10/31/2007
Posts: 1981

Thumbs Up  10-4 on the throttle sticking!  Is the rev limiter hooked up? It gets up there WAY to quick. Can't shift it quick enough.Cool 
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (23/26)
 3/5/15 8:52am
cinorLifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

, - Canada

Vette(s):
1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1


Joined: 12/24/2013
Posts: 383

"Nice"  the only problem about hearing about how great it is makes me think ...... maybe i should do this and this to mine,,,, after all it is in pieces how hard would it be to beef it up.

______________
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (24/26)
 3/7/15 12:17pm
Sarge81Lifetime Member
Lifetime Member
Send Private Message

WEST SENECA, NY - USA

Vette(s):
1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.


Joined: 12/3/2001
Posts: 2379

I finally have a break from the snow to hang out for awhile.

Dave, I will have it on the dyno this spring. We ran out of time this past fall to get the final tuning done. I did sell the old crate engine. Got $1700 for it. It now lives in a '68 Biscayne wagon. Doing a LS swap into a "Square body" GM truck is much simpler. I would do it if I were you. Evil Smile

Mark, we set the rev limiter to 6500 rpm's. It's amazing how quick it revs. This actually created a problem with shifting the Tremec TKO 5 spd. TKO500's don't like high rpm's. Knowing what I know now, I would have used a T56 or Tremec 6060 6 speed instead. I had to yank the TKO out and have carbon fiber syncro's and brass shift fork pads installed to help with the high rpm shifts. 
TKO's are a hodgepodge of truck and car parts I guess. Joel would know more about these than me. 

Cindy, now's the time to do it with the body off. It is a big undertaking but not impossible. Time, patience and research is the key. It will cost you around $6k to do. The other alternative to modernizing your car is to go with a throttle body injection unit from FAST, Edelbrock, MSD, or one of the other companies. These bolt right in place of the carburetor and most have a self learning computer so they tune themselves. It about half the cost. Right around $3k to do. Much more reliable and responsive than a carb. 


______________

GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap
TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes
Borgeson Steering Box
Born 8/1981
Sequence #3975




Click here to see more pics of my Vette on CarDomain.


Lifetime Member #26
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (25/26)
 6/20/18 8:31am
Snipescastle2
Former Member

Send Private Message

Warrensburg, MO - USA

Vette(s):
1994 coupe


Joined: 6/20/2018
Posts: 3

Hi! Can you share some information on your LS Swap? I am curious as to what fittings are needed to link the fuel system pressure and return lines to the LS engine fuel system. I would also like to know if you used the existing fuel pump relay for the in tank fuel pump. I know I'll need to replace the cfi pump to a larger, high pressure pump. also, which headers/exhaust manifolds are you using? any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks!
Ben Smith
Re: LS engine swap almost completed! (26/26)
 6/25/18 1:45pm
wetvet
Standard Member
Send Private Message

Lake Oswego, OR - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt. only 250,000 miles on the clock..


Joined: 10/17/2003
Posts: 546

Sarge,
Great job with the transplant and tweaking. If it sounds as good as you say, we are all envious.