LS1/t56 swap

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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:53 am

Got these things a few weeks back. Havnt had a chance to touch them yet.. but I have them!

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literally just tossed in the car, will need to be trimmed down and lowered. the ghetto supports will go away finally! should be really clean looking.
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby themixer » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:47 am

looks great cant wait for burnouts



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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:33 am

Yesssssssssss


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby GT_Indy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:31 pm

I was looking at some photos and I am interested in those pusher fans you have on the radiator.
Custom made or store bought kit?
Do you have a manufacturing part number/info on them?


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 am

Mmmm Big n beefy frame rails.

B is for build did a similar 90* dropdown going into the trunk for my his M5/240 cart project.

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For the rear of the car he ended up a using a Jegs backhalf kit - or something like that.

As you can see - he hasn't really touched the rear end - so far hes barely gotten the motor/trans/rear diff bolted to the frame.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm

Zero update.. been too busy fixing the house..

The fans:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CNN3SQ/re ... 1_ST1_dp_1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CNJB5A/re ... 1_ST1_dp_1

Just universal, Actually put one of them on my geo lol. They work great I thInk. Freed up a ton of space!

Ill have to check that build out! Sounds interesting. I saw 2 of his builds at the gambler 500 a month or so ago. I looked at the jegs kits, But Decided to make what I wanted instead of making something else work. Not exactly budget friendly.. but whatever lol.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby GT_Indy » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:24 pm

Thanks, I have a 3100 CFM dual fan unit at the moment and although it fits I did have to trim the passenger side lower radiator hose to help it out a little bit.
I like how yours are pushers, I wouldn't have to trim the radiator hose again if I was to ever replace it.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:27 pm

Yeah, you dont realize how much room they fans take up untill they are gone! They say pusher fans are not as efficient but I never had any issues. Worked good enough for me.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby GT_Indy » Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:47 am

Yah I think thats because of suction Vs pressure. But for a car I doubt its noticeable.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:04 pm

I assumed it's because they block frontal real estate as a pusher and not as a puller.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:23 am

I might actually have to look that up. im curious now..


made a little bit of progress this weekend, jumped away from what I should be doing, had to take a break from reality.

FINALLY finished cutting out the drivers side for the frame rail. little bit of minor touchups to do, the rail physically fits. I think next weekend ill kill the rust and get it tacked in. Just out of time this weekend.
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Also picked this thing up awhile back. Need to get a torch and pedal still but this will step up the build! few things I didnt want to use the mig welder for too so it will be nice to be able to do it myself with a tig. I foresee titanium parts in the future.
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:40 pm

Keep pluggin!


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby acemccool » Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:26 am

Alxsmt -

What wall thickness is the 2x4 HSS you used? 1/8"?

To insure it, are you just going to pretend its not modded and insure as usual or you insuring as a modified vehicle?



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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:28 pm

its 1/8" (.120) 2x4.

I have no idea how I will insure it, I havnt gotten that far yet, Ill figure it out when its running! End of the day its "just a beretta"..


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Rettax3 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:24 pm

Alxsmt wrote:its 1/8" (.120) 2x4.

I have no idea how I will insure it, I havnt gotten that far yet, Ill figure it out when its running! End of the day its "just a beretta"..

I insure my old Plymouth through a company in Florida that has options for limited or unlimited mileage, selectable deductibles, and an 'agreed upon' value. They have a good reputation for backing their policy, or at least they did... Your Beretta is probably old enough, a company like that might actually cover it... :wink: IIRC, they were willing to cover my GTU a few years ago, because it was over 25 years old and maybe because it is a special edition. :pardon: The only special requirement was that you had to have a 'daily driver' registered and insured elsewhere. Hmm, I've got to get a policy on my less-old Plymouth too, now that I think about it...


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