1984 Monte Carlo..ls swap ideas

RayjMonte27

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Apr 21, 2021
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So I just purchased a 1984 v6 Monte Carlo. Time to get this project going. I have many ideas but first things first. I want to get the v6 out! Ls swap is what I have in mind. New to this and looking for some information to lead me on a good path. Looking for the best bang with the buck...... So where do I start?
 

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MJScarangella

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I have the same car; about to pull the V6 too. I have level 3 swap kit from Holley with cast iron headers & 2.5" exhaust from Hooker, 4l60e cross member, and LS engine mounts... Added in-tank fuel pump. Got 2004 5.3l w/4l60e from the junk yard out of a 2WD Silverado; had the trans rebuilt and traded the motor for a fresh one. Cleaned up intake; converted to drive by cable throttle body and had a shop in Texas refurb and test the original fuel injectors. Had a local guy change the 2.41 open rear to a 3.55 posi (still 7.5" ring gear). Local shop will shorten drive shaft. Updating gauges with Dakota Digital cluster that plugs into the ECM OBD2. Also bought some door seals and window sweeps from Mike's Montes; replaced the upholstered ceiling panel with painted polyethylene. Replaced the R14 steel wheels with R17 5-spoke from American Racing from General Tire.
 
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mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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I have the same car; about to pull the V6 too. I have level 3 swap kit from Holley with cast iron headers & 2.5" exhaust from Hooker, 4l60e cross member, and LS engine mounts... Added in-tank fuel pump. Got 2004 5.3l w/4l60e from the junk yard out of a 2WD Silverado; had the trans rebuilt and traded the motor for a fresh one. Cleaned up intake; converted to drive by cable throttle body and had a shop in Texas refurb and test the original fuel injectors. Had a local guy change the 2.41 open rear to a 3.55 posi (still 7.5" ring gear). Local shop will shorten drive shaft. Updating gauges with Dakota Digital cluster that plugs into the ECM OBD2. Also bought some door seals and window sweeps from Mike's Montes; replaced the upholstered ceiling panel with painted polyethylene. Replaced the R14 steel wheels with R17 5-spoke from American Racing from General Tire.
Did you make a build thread?
 

L92 OLDS

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Mar 30, 2012
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So I just purchased a 1984 v6 Monte Carlo. Time to get this project going. I have many ideas but first things first. I want to get the v6 out! Ls swap is what I have in mind. Looking for the best bang with the buck...... So where do I start?
What power level do you want or need? That will determine your path and cost
 

mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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Pgh, PA
What power level do you want or need? That will determine your path and cost
And what you are looking to do with it, if its just cruise then pull n pay is your best bang for the buck followed by junkyard
 

RayjMonte27

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Apr 21, 2021
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Did you make a build thread?
I have the same car; about to pull the V6 too. I have level 3 swap kit from Holley with cast iron headers & 2.5" exhaust from Hooker, 4l60e cross member, and LS engine mounts... Added in-tank fuel pump. Got 2004 5.3l w/4l60e from the junk yard out of a 2WD Silverado; had the trans rebuilt and traded the motor for a fresh one. Cleaned up intake; converted to drive by cable throttle body and had a shop in Texas refurb and test the original fuel injectors. Had a local guy change the 2.41 open rear to a 3.55 posi (still 7.5" ring gear). Local shop will shorten drive shaft. Updating gauges with Dakota Digital cluster that plugs into the ECM OBD2. Also bought some door seals and window sweeps from Mike's Montes; replaced the upholstered ceiling panel with painted polyethylene. Replaced the R14 steel wheels with R17 5-spoke from American Racing from General Tire.
Ok. Got some work to do. But gives me a start. Is there anything speacial I should look for when getting a LS from. Junkyard? My goal is for a 5.3 with a cam.
 

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