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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 16, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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LS Engine Swap

Short back story....I've had my '69 for a long time and finally started redoing it a few years ago. I got it pretty much torn down (I'm really good at that but the back together goes slow) and the Ridetech coilover suspension in before we decided to move.

Now a couple of years later I'm ready for the LS1 engine swap with 4L60e trans. I've been researching and found mounts that keep the engine in the same place or move it forward or back. Is this for clearance depending on trans or for using different components? I was leaning toward the Hooker/Holley set up--any pros or cons? Most of the info I found was fairly old so I thought I would throw this out there. My car is a small block RS/SS with factory air if that matters. Thanks, Gary
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The 1" set-back mounts keep the motor in the stock location...Dirty Dingo sliders are a great option to get it where you want/need.

Usually this is due to the options you're going to use.

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The Holley/Hooker solution is the way to go in my experience. Fully engineered mounts, accessory drive, trans crossmember, headers and exhaust that all work and fit together. It is also the only solution that allows the factory evap case to fit as far as I know. They tried to cover all the bases.

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Re: LS Engine Swap

Thanks to both of you, it sounds like I'm at least on the right track. It's nice there is so much information out there (even though it can be a bit much to sort through) and the forums are especially helpful.
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The Holley/Hooker solution is the way to go in my experience. Fully engineered mounts, accessory drive, trans crossmember, headers and exhaust that all work and fit together. It is also the only solution that allows the factory evap case to fit as far as I know. They tried to cover all the bases.

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I just put the entire system in my 69, right down to the exhaust. It all fit very nice. It has a nice spacing on the firewall which makes it nice for fitting the harness and other hoses
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X3 on the Holley stuff. Did it on mine, would do it again.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 16, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for they information, hope you are there when I have more questions.
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I have all the Holley stuff sitting in my garage and with any luck I will be setting the LS3/4L70e in soon. From everything I have read and saw first hand the Holley stuff is great albeit pricey.

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Can't speak on the Holley kit since it came out after my swap. But, will say there is a price you pay for a "kit" already assembled and one call takes care of it all Vs. piecing together a kit (Same thing for a front drum to disc kit BTW )

Peace of mind knowing it all fits and been tested carries a price

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Thanks, I figure there are enough things to go sideways if you can get something you know will work it can save some of the headaches.
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Gary please keep us posted as I am thinking of going in the LS3 direction myself. Hope it goes well!

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Yes as mentioned above, Good Luck. I'm setting my convertible up now for an LS swap as well. I too have the Holley stuff. On the garage shelf right now though LOL.

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I'll let you know how things go but bear in mind I'm on the slow side and have another project going at the same time. Seeing as how the response to the Holley/Hooker stuff was positive I'll probably order tomorrow so I'll post when it gets here and let you know how it goes from there. Maybe Donny will get his stuff off the shelf and can let us know how it went. Only a couple of days ......right???
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I'll let you know how things go but bear in mind I'm on the slow side and have another project going at the same time. Seeing as how the response to the Holley/Hooker stuff was positive I'll probably order tomorrow so I'll post when it gets here and let you know how it goes from there. Maybe Donny will get his stuff off the shelf and can let us know how it went. Only a couple of days ......right???
Prob on the shelf for 6 months now LOL

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