BUILD THREAD '88 Monte Carlo SS w/ LY6 6.0 swap

donelle87ls

donelle87ls

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nice work
 
SStavin

SStavin

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#43
It looks great Stavin, I'm certainly jealous. Currently a build like this is out of budget for me, unfortunately.

However once I finish doing the body rebuild on my 87 LS I might have to consider what I do with the situation under the hood! And I certainly want to!
I'm sure it's pretty expensive getting parts out by you! Nice project yourself!
 
SStavin

SStavin

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#44
Got the Radiator secured as well as the Ramcharger electric dual speed fans. Still deciding on wiring the fans to ECM control or leaving them switched power?
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I was going to continue to modify the factory crossmember to work with my 6L90 trans but I came across the Holley Blackheart crossmember and decided it looked like a nice piece. Ordered it up along with the suggested adapter for the 4L80/90. Received it and promptly test fit the crossmember. The pre-drilled holes that meet the frame on either side were considerably short so I did have to elongate them. Other than that it fits pretty well. I didn't end up needing the adapter plate as the crossmember lined right up with the Energy Suspension mount.
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Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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#45
Any updates on this build?
 
SStavin

SStavin

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#46
Been bogged down a bit with odds n' ends the last few months. I have the harness integrated, Getting the gauges sorted-out, got the air intake situated, went back through the fuel tank setup, installed the drip tray, and installed the trans cooler. Currently troubleshooting the fuel pump as it isn't priming when I turn the key on. Hopefully getting close to firing it up!

Fuel setup
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Trans Cooler
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Drip tray
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Air Intake
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Gauges
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SStavin

SStavin

Apprentice
Apr 3, 2015
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#47
Finally got the LY6 to the point where I could fire it up. At first I was able to crank it but couldn't get it to fire. After some troubleshooting we narrowed it down to the injectors. Replaced them and it fired right up! First time in about 10 years.

 

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