startup of my 1983 chevy el camino after swapping in a 6.0l vortec engine. This is just a progress video. The vehicle is far from done. The car has a built 350C transmission. The engine and the rest of the car is stock. I wish i was able to close the stock hood, but the way that I mounted the engine necessitates a cowl hood.
1999 s10 ls1 swap
It took me 2 months and 3 weeks to complete the swap after I built the
engine. Cab was removed and everything under the truck cab forward has
been detailed and painted. Battery is under right rear of cab,
transmission cooler and fan are under the bed. Engine is out of a 01
Corvette and has a Lunati Voodoo cam 60510. Home built 1 3/4 stainless
fenderwell headers into 2.5" Exhaust
into dynatech mufflers with C6 Vette tips. Home built air intake that goes
straight down into 3.5" aluminum tubing off of the throttle body and into a
T with 2 air filters tucked under the front bumper. Truck has A/C and all
the creature comforts. It drives like a beast thanks to Pete for the
perfect tune. Truck is not finished but I do drive it. Have a couple more
connections to finish out under the hood then Ford 9" rear and new wheels
and tires. Hopefully in the fall I will remove the bed and detail out the
frame back there.
Extreme Elco Engine Swap! - Roadkill Episode 4
On this episode of Roadkill, David Freiburger, Mike Finnegan and a carsick
dog drive a '69 El Camino 500 miles from home (on seven cylinders) to
change an engine in the parking lot of Summit Racing.
The story goes that Finnegan's wife's grandfather bought this1969 Chevy El
Camino brand new, and it's been passed down through the family, finally to
her. It's a solid car, and the suspension has been hopped up, but the
all-original 350 engine was smoking like a freight train. That didn't stop
the guys from limping it from Los Angeles, California to Sparks, Nevada,
where Summit Racing has a fully-stocked warehouse.
Summit sells every speed part and replacement part on Earth, including the
420hp, 383ci crate engine, so the logic was that the guys would save time
on the engine swap because they could walk right into the store instead of
driving to a parts store multiple times, as they would have back home.
So how long will it take a couple gearheads to change an engine outside in
a snow flurry? Will the EPA shut them down before they can finish? And what
happens when you let a carsick dog ride shotgun? Watch to find out!
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ls1 el camino
ls1 el camino m6, custom dash.. i started this build with no more than oil
changing skills.lol..(skills)! ! its been a fun project and i wish i had
started playing around with cars a lot sooner the best part is making
something fit and work..
How To Connect a LSx Series V8 to older GM 4 Speed Manual Transmission
In this video I show you how to connect your original older 4 speed manual
transmission such as a Borg Warner Super T10 or a Muncie M20/M21/M22 to
your new LS Series engine you might want to swap into your car.
Part Numbers you need:
Sachs - Clutch Kit Part # K5552-03 from O'Reilly's
Note *(10 Spline clutch)
Sachs - Flywheel Part # NFW1050 from O'Reilly's
LS2/LS7 Pilot Bearing Part # : 57080 from O'Reilly's
Grade 8 Metric Bolts for pressure plate
Custom 79 El Camino
This is just a little vid of my custom El Camino. Everything except the
door handles is shaved. It has a molded body kit,fiberglass shortened
bumper,HID lights,wig wags,a late model front end,steel GM cowl,its a 350
krate with a stock Saginaw 4 speed.
The sound does not work on my camera so I had to turn it off
G Force Performance 1983 El Camino SS, Resto-Mod
Resto-Modified 1983 El Camino SS. Powered by a 350 removed from an '84
Vette. The crossfire fuel injection replaced with a Holley and an
Edelbrock intake, channeled into a set of vortech heads. A 700R4 feeds the
power to the 3:73 posi. Exhaust is
scavenged through Hedman headers and 3" mandrel bent X pipe system, exiting
cleanly behind the differential. The patented G Force Performance Double
Hump Transmission Crossmember clears the free flowing Exhaust and keeps everything high and tight for
plenty of ground clearance. The body changes include an all steel cowl
induction hood, tuck bumpers front and back, and lowered all around. A
custom multi coat finish and graphics applied by Billy Hicks, completes the
exterior. A completely new interior provides comfort and function. The
end result is a cruiser that is a blast to drive!
GM LS1 V8 Engine Swap Part I
Catching up on the times.. I have thrown in the towel on old obsolete
engines and have moved forward into a newer technology. I have given up on
my 455 for the simple fact that it is expensive to drive with high fuel
prices.. and an LS engine will provide me with better all around
performance and economy..
UPDATE: I ended up tossing a Q-jet on the 5.3 and calling it a day with the
LS1 cam this little guy pulls to 6000 no problem and melts the tires
without a problem.. You simply can't beat these little motors.
Referee certified LS1/6speed 85 SS montecarlo
OK i know my camera skills were lacking. theres a bunch more videos on my
channel of this car..most filmed by other people so u dont have to feel
cheated. in my defense i was nervous in the beginning and excited at the
end ..in addition to trying to film with a flip camera not really looking
through its tiny little screen. if anyone can feel me on that
100% homebuilt 85 SS monte. LS1, 6 speed, OBD2 conversion. complete
drivetrain, harness, fuel system, dash and other misc. parts out of a 99 SS
Camaro. the Camaro only had 47k miles when it
came into my possesion. rest of the car including heater, lights, wipers,
cruise control and things like that all being powered from the Camaros harness/controls. none of
the 1985 harness remains except the dome light circuit. t
GM A-body 12 bolt reareand with 4.11:1 gears and a true track posi fitted
with the ss Camaros 12"
rear disc brakes. shortened upper trailing arms and adjustable lowers with
spherical rod ends to fit the older/beefier/wider rearend. still a work in
progress at this point, but to me getting the referee to approve my work
was a big deal and a huge step. this car passes california smog legally! go
green!...well as green as you can go with a full size, v8 powered car thats
built for thrashing.