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post #1 of 384 Old 01-22-2007, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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my v8 swap blog/updates

ok, so one of my other threads kind of turned into a thread about my v8 swap. soo, im making a thread dedicated to it and only it.

well, tonight i finished putting the heads on the block which was one of the final steps torward rebuilding the block. here are some pics







while getting the block honed out, i got it bored out to the next piston size for this engine.. along with 1500 dollars worth of brand new pistons/bearing

EDIT 9/15/08 --- Just to inform everyone, at the beginning of this swap I was going to use an ax-15, but then I switched to a 4L60E.. (Just saying in order to save someone from getting flamed if they post about using an ax-15)


thats everything soo far, next update will most likely just have ac, alternator, harmonic balancer and pulleys on. along with coil packs and spark plugs (easy stuff)


thanks for checkin it out!

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post #2 of 384 Old 01-22-2007, 11:34 PM
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I will be following this thread very closely. Good work! (Keep the details comming)

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Sorry about the other thread! Ha. My bad.


Looks good man.

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for many people that wonder how much this swap costs... ALOT

even without the money i threw down to buy the stuff to rebuild the engine, there is still alot of money. heres a little calculation of how much mine is costing.

wiring harness = 530.00
ls1 pcm = 115.00
clutch kit = 300.00
all adapters = 621.00
new radiator = 480.00
electric fan = 200.00
drive shafts = 400.00
alternator = 60.00
ac compress. = 75.00
power steering = 65.00
all sensors = 150.00
brackets/bolts = 150.00
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TOTAL = $3,146

and that isnt including the 1300 dollars on new pistons along with 1000 in getting gaskets, bearings, block work


i think that is about it
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Wow... Well, at least now I know what to save for!

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Are you doing all the install work yourself? If so you should time yourself, It would be interesting to know how long it took.
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So the new setup is still going to have AC? You're still less than the cost of the SC kit I looked at.
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So the new setup is still going to have AC? You're still less than the cost of the SC kit I looked at.
SC kit? ya its going to have a/c

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Are you doing all the install work yourself? If so you should time yourself, It would be interesting to know how long it took.
ya doing the install myself, im planning on timing it (unless it takes past 2 weeks) then i'd just tell people it took forever
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the engine is completely together, just need to order the clutch (tomorrow) installation will take place this weekend (or next, depends on when the clutch comes in)


the belt tensioner/idler is not installed in this pic, but is installed

also, to make everything sound nice im doing 3'' full exhaust with a 268 dollar borla muffler and a 3'' high flow cat

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Lookin good! I'm sure my GM buddies will love to see this.

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man i really never noticed how messy our garage is lol i should clean it up tomorrow
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I am glad to hear the AX15 will live behind the LS1. I am getting a TBI burban for free and I am gonna be swapping in the 350.

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I am glad to hear the AX15 will live behind the LS1. I am getting a TBI burban for free and I am gonna be swapping in the 350.

i know a guy that ran his ax15 behind the corvette ls1

it should hold up pretty good

also know another guy using the ax15 with 37inch tires, he said he has done a few burnouts and can pop wheelies he thinks the transmission should hold up pretty good

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Sweet, I was afriad I was gonna have to rebuid the 700r4 and figure out the xcase driveline stuff. This will save me some headaches and some coin as well.

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No offense, but my turd AX15 didn't survive behind a stock 6 cyl.

Why bother "adapting" that tranny to a great motor like that?

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