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Budget LS1 swaps

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Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LS1GN on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:57 pm

FWIW if you have a "truck" LS engine, despite what a lot of people say, the truck oil pan DOES fit nicely in a G body and the truck accessories DO work (minus A/C) and fit under the hood.

I've got this exact setup in my 87 Regal.
Black 87 Regal with LS 6.0
THM 400 8.5 GN rear
runs high 11s

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby uneek1976 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:22 pm

Any pics of your setup?
I will drool over a nice G-Body!!!
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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby 307 Regal on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:33 pm

I would also be interested in seeing this.
N/A T-Package '87 Regal (Y56) Street/AutoX Cruiser
'76 Buick 355 V8 "5.8L" / 200-4R (shift kit) / 7.625" 3.73:1 LSD
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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby G-Body_Vet on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:47 pm

I eventually want to do a 5.3 swap into something too. I'd like details about the mounts, which trans, the wiring harness, which manifolds you used, oil pan details, which ECU and why not a/c.

I've read a few different threads about this swap and from what I've seen a "budget" LS swap usually results in the $3k range with a 4l60E trans.

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby oldiejams on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:40 pm

G-Body_Vet wrote:I eventually want to do a 5.3 swap into something too. I'd like details about the mounts, which trans, the wiring harness, which manifolds you used, oil pan details, which ECU and why not a/c.

I've read a few different threads about this swap and from what I've seen a "budget" LS swap usually results in the $3k range with a 4l60E trans.


i was thinking at this particular time there is no budget ls swap.

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LSCustoms on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:07 pm

I dont know about the truck acc fitting under the hood! seems to be hit and miss for some reason... you would have to elaborate on mounts etc...

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LS1GN on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:10 pm

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Black 87 Regal with LS 6.0
THM 400 8.5 GN rear
runs high 11s

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LS1GN on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:13 pm

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I was SHOCKED that the alternator, in its stock location cleared, but here is proof.

I used Trans-Dapt mounts for an LS1 into an S-10 ($69)
Black 87 Regal with LS 6.0
THM 400 8.5 GN rear
runs high 11s

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LS1GN on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:16 pm

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Black 87 Regal with LS 6.0
THM 400 8.5 GN rear
runs high 11s

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Re: Budget LS1 swaps

Postby LS1GN on Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:20 pm

I posted my car on here a couple months ago, posted the time slip too - runs 12s
Black 87 Regal with LS 6.0
THM 400 8.5 GN rear
runs high 11s

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