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Old 07-25-2003, 04:53 PM
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Old 07-27-2003, 11:56 PM
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A 4.3l vortec. Only reason I ask this is because my 3.4l's oil pump failed and the engine had shrapnel going through it... so a new engine is in the works I suppose. I dont want to go through the hassle of changing engines for the same results I had. I know the 4.3l will need a different tranny, some stuff (major) with the computer and harness, and probably some other stuff. I was wondering if there was somewhere one of you could point me to find more on this. I did a search but didnt find the answers I was looking for. The car still runs smooth so maybe I could dispose of it at an auction or something. I cannot afford to purchase a v8 for the swap but I do not have any idea how much a 4.3l could set me back. Has anyone done this, looked into? I cannot find anything besides people saying it isnt worth it. The one at SEMA seemed like it would be worth it with the different intake manifold. My main worry is the insurance. I pay 80 dollars a month now for full insurance, but I am on my familys plan (good driving records) but when I turn 18 its not going to be 80 anymore. I have a job and whatnot. The only thing my parents help me out on is insurance. What other options are there? What other car would be sufficient? (Sadly, probably not a camaro ) Any help would be appreciated.
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Just curious because I am considering an engine swap. Could I swap a Corvette LS1 engine into my 1997 camaro?

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Originally posted by Indelibility
Just curious because I am considering an engine swap. Could I swap a Corvette LS1 engine into my 1997 camaro?

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it would take a lot of work, but nothing is impossible. your best bet would to look for an LT1.
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Old 08-07-2003, 04:15 PM
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Talk to any of the guys on FirebirdV6.com that've done it. Magnus in particular transplanted an LS1 into his 1997 Firebird...
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I am REALLY considering dropping a 350 into my RS. I just can't find a decent low mileage Z28 around, and I love my RS already.. only complaint is the lack of power

How much will it cost and what parts are needed? I can't access the camarov6.com site for some reason.
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Old 09-02-2003, 02:26 PM
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I barely spent $3K on my LT1 swap
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Old 09-09-2003, 12:37 AM
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LS1 SWAP HERE.

LT1 SWAP HERE.
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Old 09-11-2003, 10:30 AM
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I swapped an LS1 into my 97 firebird. All the info is on my web page (in sig)
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I have a 1980 Camaro with a very tired 229cid. Would '95 Camaro 3.4 liter engine fit without too much trouble? Would it bolt up to my present tranny, or would I need the '95's tranny too? Thanks.
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I'm curious what the dude did with his V6 tranny that's now trying to support an LS1 with 300 rwhp.

And i am officially amazed that he did it for less than $5K. That's insane. Most of the Ls1's ive seen sell for over $5,000 just for the MOTOR.

And can't you put an LS1 easily into an LT1 era car? I mean, several people have modified thirdgens to run the LS1 with T56 tranny combo.
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Old 10-01-2003, 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by kraftopia02
I'm curious what the dude did with his V6 tranny that's now trying to support an LS1 with 300 rwhp.

And i am officially amazed that he did it for less than $5K. That's insane. Most of the Ls1's ive seen sell for over $5,000 just for the MOTOR.

And can't you put an LS1 easily into an LT1 era car? I mean, several people have modified thirdgens to run the LS1 with T56 tranny combo.
if i remember correctly, 2000+ V6 trannys could be used with an LS1 with slight modification. my tranny came with the motor, which i bought for $3,000. if you want to get a new motor along with new everything (belt driven accesories), then yes expect to pay somewhere around $12,000 for everything.

and no you can not put an LS1 into an LT1 era car easily. of course it can be done, but i doubt magnus would say it was EASY. at least not as easy as putting in a LT1.
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just an update.

my car now runs 13.3 @ 107.9 mph.
i could never do that with my L36.
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