LS1/t56 swap

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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby bonecrrusher » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:40 pm

Where is it hitting?

Are you running a front sump or rear sump LS oil pan?

Moving it back will be just like an F-body - under the bloody cowl!


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:43 pm

Its hitting the steering rack. Even once I clock it to move the power steering lines the pan will still hit it. Makes zero sense lol. I must have over looked something somehow... I spent a ton of time making it fit around that rack.. Im using the fbody rear sump pan, its the shallowest up front out of them all.

Are fbodys really that way?? Ill have to google that.. I didnt realize that.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:53 pm

Yes, thats exacy how it might have to sit! Whats the trick to pulling/installing engines like that? Terrible design haha.


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby jjanke » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:22 pm

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Last time I pulled mine I left it attached to the cradle and dropped all the suspension and everything down....lifted the body up.....



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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:48 am

I was planning to weld it all solid as far as the suspension to the frame goes. How its sitting now I think Ill be able to pull it out of the top. I really really hate pulling engines from the bottom. I did it once when it was fwd. Not an easy task if you dont have a lift, for me anyways lol.


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88 Beretta CL - your average grandma car.. Ls1 swap in progress
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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby Alxsmt » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:57 am

had to take a break from reality for a few hours. trying to finish up a few projects at once, had to make some time for the Beretta!

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It Looks like this is where the engine is going to sit for sure now. Back end might need to be tilted up a bit but it will work. Ill know more when the trans has a spot in the floor. Not sure im ready to cut that out yet.. might get a little flimsy.. Ill be cutting a little more up in the cowl area to help with install/removal of the engine. I will have working wipers using the factory motor!


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headers will be interesting..

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just had to do it.


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had to toss it together with zip ties to see where my shifter was going to land. Its VERY nice seeing my car look like a car.. even if it has no firewall.. or engine.. haha.


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really thinking Ill be moving the speaker location in the dash.. I have a feeling thats right where the cage will go. Im 90% sure its getting a full cage. Gotta have a stereo!!


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confirmed. The shifter location will work just fine with the engine moved back. Seat location seems perfect other than a bit low.. and im unsure about the pedals. These seats are TERRIBLE to get in and out of.. but once your in, you dont want out! they are pretty awesome.

I think the front subframe is getting moved up 1/4" and the rear posslibly lower ~half an inch. Not 100% sure yet but I think im going to just have to split the difference so the engine fits under the hood at the right angle. Getting closer!


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Re: LS1/t56 swap

Postby bonecrrusher » Wed Dec 27, 2017 3:37 pm

Mmmmmm V8 power!


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