Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:02 pm

https://youtube.com/shorts/0gFmT303q3w

It's alive! Put a shitload of hours in on it over the last week+, cause I'm getting kicked off my old man's lift for his dumb new Mopars. A lot of the final little details turned out really well. It's uncanny how well a truck fuse block and PCM fit a Beretta. haha And my modified headers miraculously can be removed from the top side, and still have access to the starter and steering shaft.
The fuel tank and a couple other things are sloppy cobbed together at the moment, so it's still not road worthy. But it runs and will be making tire smoke by this weekend. More detailed video coming soon, obviously.

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91 "SS" - WOT 3400/5spd - 13.29@101.6 - World's fastest N/A FWD Beretta
96 "LS" 4.8/6spd/8.8 RWD swap
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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby snowblindburd » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:12 pm

Heck yes! That had to be a good feeling.


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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Nov 15, 2022 12:13 am

Oh hell yeah. Technically I could have test fired it quite a while ago even without steering and pedals, etc...but it's still a big checkmark off the list. Brakes and lines are totally done, cooling is all done except for one brand new hose leaking...not sure if it's the hose or probably the spring clamp - I gotta put a worm gear on it. FYI, you can run 1980 Camaro power steering hoses with a 1998 Camaro rack and 2000 Silverado pump...that was a happy convenience.


91 "SS" - WOT 3400/5spd - 13.29@101.6 - World's fastest N/A FWD Beretta
96 "LS" 4.8/6spd/8.8 RWD swap
GEARHEAD youtube channel

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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby Rettax3 » Tue Nov 15, 2022 11:19 pm

Very nice! An early present to yourself for the Holidays. :D


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1990 4.0L 4-Cam 32-Valve V-8 5-Speed Indy GTi (Project)
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1995 3.4 DOHC Turbo 5-Speed Z-26

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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:32 am

https://youtube.com/shorts/VyC0f9f0094
It does burnouts! But it was too damn cold to make smoke...not even banging off the limiter in 2nd. Sad face. And it would barely go anywhere on the frozen tundra - those cold slippery tires I think had less traction than the breakaway torque in the LSD. So I bought some bleach for the rock hard tires to remedy the smoke problem I hope. And forgetting to plug in the MAF probably didn't help.
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After I got it fired earlier this week, I discovered the clutch wouldn't fully disengage. 6.1:1 Wilwood pedals and 3/4 bore master should have been ok considering the 4th gens had 6:1 pedals and 3/4 master cyl...but apparently McLeod and Spec clutches both need a 7/8 master. Fittingly enough, my used Spec clutch did come with a 7/8 master. Probably should have done some homework on that then. But it was a universal style Tilton that fit the Wilwood pedals just like the Afcos I'm running.
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It was sketchy AF on the initial test drive! My "oh how bad can it be" bumpsteer was really bad, so I stole a couple 5/8 heims from the Camaro and dialed it in a lot better. I also adjusted my pinion angle (cause I had forgotten) and made a tweak to the driver rear lower control arm length. Should be a marked improvement on the next test drive. It's supposed to be almost 40 on Thanksgiving, so I'll try to make smoke then. I'll put all the video stuff together soon.
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91 "SS" - WOT 3400/5spd - 13.29@101.6 - World's fastest N/A FWD Beretta
96 "LS" 4.8/6spd/8.8 RWD swap
GEARHEAD youtube channel

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Re: Budget LS swap 6spd RWD Z26 project.

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Nov 25, 2022 12:44 am

Here's the video. And the next video will show smoke!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoANNtGaPe0

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91 "SS" - WOT 3400/5spd - 13.29@101.6 - World's fastest N/A FWD Beretta
96 "LS" 4.8/6spd/8.8 RWD swap
GEARHEAD youtube channel


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