Motor mounts that allow truck intake to clear hood in 87 elcamino

C7illini

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I am installing a 2013 l96 in my 87 elcamino,would run the truck intake with cover if possible,adding a trick flow cam and headers,controling with a Holley ecm. Are there mounts that would allow this to work,using a 4l80e trans. Thanks. Rod
 

64nailhead

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I’m not familiar with ones that don’t work.
 

C7illini

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From what l have read,some set the motor higher than others,this is the first Ls engine that l have worked with and would like to use the truck intake with cover if possible ! Thanks. Rod
 

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From what l have read,some set the motor higher than others,this is the first Ls engine that l have worked with and would like to use the truck intake with cover if possible ! Thanks. Rod
I used the holley mounts running a 04 5.3 and the truck manifold clears.
 
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Streetbu

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Truck intakes will clear, you may not be able to use the cover though. IIRC there isn't that much room.
 
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C7illini

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Thanks,l have a cowl hood which may help a little. Rod
 
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L92 OLDS

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Thanks,l have a cowl hood which may help a little. Rod
Why not use the best kit available? The Holley mounts will put your engine in its lowest possible position with correct driveshaft angles. Truck accessories will fit fine with no cutting. A new member here used some off brand kit (muscle rod?) and had to cut the bracing on the bottom of his Elco hood because engine position was higher.
 
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Fred Pitz

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I am installing a 2013 l96 in my 87 elcamino,would run the truck intake with cover if possible,adding a trick flow cam and headers,controling with a Holley ecm. Are there mounts that would allow this to work,using a 4l80e trans. Thanks. Rod
Why run the ugly truck intake manifold? I built an 81 Coupe deVille with a 2013 L96 several years ago. I used the LS3 intake manifold. i ma using the same setup in my 93 S10 Blazer, just a newer L96 (2018). All the parts. throttle body, manifold, fuel rail and injectors are available from Rock Auto for about $800.00 (purchased nearly a year ago).

I have done several LS projects, 2003 Sonoma w/LS1 (currently being changed to an LQ4 w/LS1 intake), 1980 Malibu M80 w/2006 GTO LS2,
1981 Caddy w/2013 L96/LS3 intake and now a 1993 S10 Blazer w/2018 L96 w/ LS3 intake. In my opinion for a useable driver, you will find the L96 hard to beat. My daily drivers "back in the day" were SS427 Impalas. I think the Caddy was as fast and it got 21-23MPG on regular when driven like a Cadillac.
 

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L92 OLDS

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Why run the ugly truck intake manifold? I built an 81 Coupe deVille with a 2013 L96 several years ago. I used the LS3 intake manifold.
Ugly is a matter of opinion. People including me use the truck intake because it flows better than the LS3 intake. It’s been proven on the dyno that the truck intake performs better. If you shave The truck intake it looks really good. In fact I like it’s appearance better than the low profile car Intakes and you don’t have to spend $800 for LS3 parts and the FEAD. That $800 can be better spent on other performance upgrades. LS3 Camaro and Corvette parts come at a premium while you can buy truck FEAD parts at your local pick and pull for next to nothing

Not mine but just an example.

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