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Who has installed an LS1 in their first gen' and what is the degree of difficulty?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 11th, 04, 04:25 PM
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LS1Tech.com has a lot of good info on this. Go to their hybrids section.
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Here's the one Year One had built.
I seriously considered this myself, until I decided to do the BB that came with the car.


http://www.brphotrods.com/1969_NOV8T.../69camaro.html

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i've never actually done a complete swap- but i did set a complete Camaro LS! into the engine bay of my Nova (and an 89 Mustang- it actually fits the mustang better) last winter, and it's not a hard swap- and you don't need all the expensive swap parts they try to sell you.
just need some 1/4" steel plate and a drill press to make engine mount adapter plates, and a friend that can weld aluminum to make a couple of notches in the front corners of the oil pan sump to clear the steering linkage. the stock Camaro exhaust manifolds fit great and look capable of supporting a lot of airflow, but headers are available.
then, it's just a matter of whipping up a fuel system and wiring it up.

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Thank you guys for the input. I can buy a Tremec 5-speed from Forte's and mount it behind a traditional small block in my Camaro and everyting would fit fine. How might the Tremec shifter location differ if I install an LS1 using the 1/4" steel plate method? I would like to respect the existing hole in the transmission tunnel, don't want to cut on the body any more than absolutely necessary.
Because my car has neither, I am required to buy an engine and transmission, and the LS1 is one option I would like to consider.
Has anyone done this swap? I would love to call and chat with you.

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