83 el Camino ls swap

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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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Would you mind grabbing a dimension of the crank centerline to the bottom of the frame crossmember? I am curious to see how low the engine sits compared to a pickup pan. This jegs pan seems taller than the truck pan and I thought I ruled it out but it could be curved at the bottom and fit better than I think. Steering links clear the pan at full steering lock?
 
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Elcaminogirl25

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Feb 24, 2019
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Would you mind grabbing a dimension of the crank centerline to the bottom of the frame crossmember? I am curious to see how low the engine sits compared to a pickup pan. This jegs pan seems taller than the truck pan and I thought I ruled it out but it could be curved at the bottom and fit better than I think. Steering links clear the pan at full steering lock?
It’s not as bad as the truck pan I can get actual demensions when I go back to the shop
 

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SupremeBarlo84

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Apr 3, 2019
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It’s great no leaks part of it does hang off the end of the trans but that is just the thick part I had to use the old bung out of the truck pan to get the oil filter to screw on bc the one that came with the pan won’t work and jegs Does not list that filters to use I also am using a low profile small filter so if anybody looks under neath they just see a nice new pan and filter lol
What model oil filter did you use?
 
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Elcaminogirl25

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Feb 24, 2019
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Not sure just grabbed a low profile one from Walmart that is set to fit the engine I did have to take the screw out of the old oil pan to screw the filter on as it would not fit the new one
What model oil filter did you use?[/QUOT
 
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Elcaminogirl25

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Feb 24, 2019
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New tires, sent the transmission off to be built with a new stall converter pick it up in a few days my transmission had no 2nd, 3rd, 4th or reverse ripped the carpet up to mount the new brackets for the new seats and found out my pans were toast, ordered new ones to put in
 

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xcookpac

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xcookpac

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Has the driveshaft angle or the transmission angle changed with the LS install (from the angle with GEN1 sbc and original transmission)?
 
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Elcaminogirl25

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Feb 24, 2019
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What motor mount adapter did you use (namely, the bracket adapter that bolts to the LS block)?

I have been thinking about using the Hooker bracket adapter (PART# 12611HKR ). See pic below or the following link: https://www.holley.com/products/exhaust/mounts_and_crossmembers/engine_mounts/parts/12611HKR

I would be really interested to know if you are using this bracket adapter. Alternatively, if not, what bracket adapter are you going with and why?

We used these off eBay we had to cut some off the one side for the ac compressor to fit
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Elcaminogirl25

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Feb 24, 2019
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What motor mount adapter did you use (namely, the bracket adapter that bolts to the LS block)?

I have been thinking about using the Hooker bracket adapter (PART# 12611HKR ). See pic below or the following link: https://www.holley.com/products/exhaust/mounts_and_crossmembers/engine_mounts/parts/12611HKR

I would be really interested to know if you are using this bracket adapter. Alternatively, if not, what bracket adapter are you going with and why?


These and no particular reason my buddy used them on his the actual motor mounts do not work we had to get the old school sbc ones
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Elcaminogirl25

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Has the driveshaft angle or the transmission angle changed with the LS install (from the angle with GEN1 sbc and original transmission)?
Maybe if so it isn’t much I had to have the driveshaft shortened 3 inches and he added new spicer ujoints for me
 
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