Grampa Fresh Lemans Wagon Safari..Calgary Alberta

Northernregal

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TB/EFI'd hyd. roller cammed 455 w/a 4l80e would be old school cool.
There is a multiport intake for ponchos, and a dual sync distributor.

500ish cube poncho with efi, Ram Air Engineering cast long manifolds and a big roller cam would be an ultimate sleeper.
 
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There is a multiport intake for ponchos, and a dual sync distributor.

500ish cube poncho with efi, Ram Air Engineering cast long manifolds and a big roller cam would be an ultimate sleeper.
I read where a guy on one of the pro-touring sites has a Pontiac set-up controlled like an LS based ECU. I didn't know if the intakes were common so I figured a TB based set-up would be what us 'commoners' would likely use. Either way, EFI & all that torque would be a beautiful experience.
 
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Northernregal

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I read where a guy on one of the pro-touring sites has a Pontiac set-up controlled like an LS based ECU. I didn't know if the intakes were common so I figured a TB based set-up would be what us 'commoners' would likely use. Either way, EFI & all that torque would be a beautiful experience.
Edelbrock makes one (Torker 2 TBI with injectors in the runners) and there is some obscure big dollar custom one I forget the name.

The rest is pretty easy with a holley or megasquirt.

I need to find another 400 block.....
 
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It's getting a single turbo aluminum 5.3L when it gets swapped.
I'd wait to decide if you wanted to sell before doing the swap...

A car like that one looks is worth MUCH more without the ls swap than hacked up and with it.
 
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Northernregal

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It's getting a single turbo aluminum 5.3L when it gets swapped.

I have a 7875 billet first gen if you want.

I'd wait to decide if you wanted to sell before doing the swap...

A car like that one looks is worth MUCH more without the ls swap than hacked up and with it.

With a pontiac 400. I totally agree.
 
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Mine has a 350 ci GM crate 4 bolt main.
290 hp.
 

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What do you think its worth before the swap compared to after the swap?
To be honest if it's as clean underneath as it is above I'd take my chances on a bring a trailer submission.

Before the swap every guy wanting a clean sleeper to drop a Pontiac v8 or big block is interested. After an ls swap you need someone who wants an ls swap because they're a PITA to undo, wiring gets hacked in the process, etc etc. And for original cars on BAT the money is flowing right now.

And I think you'll find a smaller nunber of wagon loving ls swap buyers than wagon loving big block or poncho v8 buyers.

If you want to ls swap it to enjoy that's one thing. But you're not going to swing a profit by adding an ls swap to the car. Any buyer at that point will want one well sorted using professional grade parts, not home brew work, which will cost much more than any value added.
 
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