1986 third gen Trans Am turbocharged 5.3 LM7 LSx runs
Couple WOT runs in my 1986 trans. Setup is a 2005 5.3 stock bottom end, 317 heads, LS6 cam and valvesprings, LS6 intake manifold, and custom fabbed turbo setup with a turbonetics 76mm ball bearing turebo. Currently running 5 PSI but engine will take 12-14 PSI. Car has a T56 tranny with a textralia clutch as well.
332" Turbo LS engine dyno, 1092HP 20psi
"5.3" with LS3 heads, 9.5:1 compression, 239/243 116+4 cam, PT8847 turbo, 1092hp/755tq at 7600 RPM . turbo kit by One-guys-garage.com, Engine built and
Dyno'd at TPIS in
The engine has a 4.8L 3.267" stroke with a 6.0L block at a 4.020 bore,
that's how I am able to fit the large valve LS3 heads on a "5.3" :) I used
Callies 6.300" SBC H beam rods, and Diamond pistons.
LS Engine Swap On A Budget - Part 1 - Chassis Intro, Oil Pan & Engine Mounts
Chuck takes us on a tour of his $100 69 Chevelle chassis he picked up on
Craig's List. He also walks us through as he swaps out his Big Block 454
for a 5.3L LS Engine.
LS Retro-fit Oil Pans:
Engine Swap Mounts:
Turbo 5.3L w/ 4L80E and STOCK STALL
my turbo 5.3 trying to push through the
long 4l80e 1st gear using a stock converter.
3000 RPM stall installed. Problem at 5,500rpm, but you see the improvement.
Idling and test drive
Badass Diesel Turbo RAT ROD Pickup
It's not fast, it's not pretty, but it's FUN AS HELL... Rollin coal down
the highway towing his camper trailer, it's quite the sight to see! Take a
tour of Troy Gubser's turbo Diesel rat
rod pickup! This thing sure has character, and it's a blast to roll around
Footage from the Nebraska Diesel Show 2014