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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old May 14th, 16, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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LS1 mounted

Got the LS1 installed using the Holley/Hooker system. I had a couple of obstacles to overcome but now that its in, I love the way it fits.
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what type of obstacles?

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Looks good ... looks like it sits low in there too ?

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what type of obstacles?
Maybe the booster clearance, which is pretty close. Anything else? I'll be doing the same in the near future
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Re: LS1 mounted

That's the motor mount/ oil pan I plan on using. Those headers fit really nice.

Are you putting AC on this car ? What type of accessory drive works best with AC ? I was going to use a vintage air ac compressor.

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Really, the only thing I ran into was trying to put the LS1 mounted to the T56 in together. It does sit low and far back and I couldn't get them at an angle where the motor mounts cleared the frame mounts before the back of the motor hit the firewall first. The fix was to just mount the frame mounts to the engine mounts and then set the whole thing in. More work than in sounds but nothing that was impossible.

I was worried about clearance between the booster and valve cover but, there was actually plenty of room. The spark plug wire slightly touches but that is it. Its at the body shop so I will try and get a better pic of the clearance later .
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That's the motor mount/ oil pan I plan on using. Those headers fit really nice.

Are you putting AC on this car ? What type of accessory drive works best with AC ? I was going to use a vintage air ac compressor.
I am not running A/C at this time. Im sure I will be in the future. Vegas heat can be brutal. For now the car will stay in the garage when its 115 out.

The Hooker headers fit awesome. I was amazed at the clearance around the power steering box.
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Yeah that power steering box clearance is like the 8th wonder of the world. Also I've apparently been gone from the forums for too long as I didn't know you had a new project already, excited to see where this one goes!

P.S. I'm extremely close to my first fire up, couldn't have done it without some direction from you and some others here!

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Looking good. I just put my first ls I have ever done in my 68 this weekend. Looking forward to seeing how it will run.d65c.jpg[/IMG]

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Yeah that power steering box clearance is like the 8th wonder of the world. Also I've apparently been gone from the forums for too long as I didn't know you had a new project already, excited to see where this one goes!

P.S. I'm extremely close to my first fire up, couldn't have done it without some direction from you and some others here!
I'm flattered that your confusing me with Vega$69. He is the LS1/Camaro build guru. I do think he started another build with his boy though.
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Oh wow I am an idiot, my bad on that

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Got the LS1 installed using the Holley/Hooker system. I had a couple of obstacles to overcome but now that its in, I love the way it fits.
Robert,

Do you attach the spacer plates to the subframe and then mount the factory frame stands to them ? I'm a little confused about how these are installed.

Did your T56 go in the tunnel without having to trim anything ?

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Robert, I really like the simplicity of what you have done so far. Looks like you didn't have to hack the frame crossmember?
I suspect you will have provisions to run vintage later on as that blower motor hole can serve for all you hose routings.
I like the fact you didn't change suspension .

The T56, is that necessary? Not a Tremac? Did the shifter come up thru the stock hole?
When you said you are using the Holley/Hooker , did you mean headers?
How about induction? Factory or carbs?

I have really considered this conversion but I just hate leaving originality behind.

Looking good, I will try to follow this post.

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Robert,

Do you attach the spacer plates to the subframe and then mount the factory frame stands to them ? I'm a little confused about how these are installed.

Did your T56 go in the tunnel without having to trim anything ?
Its difficult to explain but easy to do. You attach their spacer places and then put their rubber mounts into a factory mount for a newer car inside them. Also use their motor mounts that bolt to the motor. Its all explained in the instructions but here is what the frame mounts look like. The T56 went in without any mods to the tunnel
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Robert, I really like the simplicity of what you have done so far. Looks like you didn't have to hack the frame crossmember?
I suspect you will have provisions to run vintage later on as that blower motor hole can serve for all you hose routings.
I like the fact you didn't change suspension .

The T56, is that necessary? Not a Tremac? Did the shifter come up thru the stock hole?
When you said you are using the Holley/Hooker , did you mean headers?
How about induction? Factory or carbs?

I have really considered this conversion but I just hate leaving originality behind.

Looking good, I will try to follow this post.
I did not have to touch the frame crossmember at all but my LS1 has the low drivers side alternator and will have to relocate that up high later because it did hit the frame.
The T56 is made by Tremec and will not match up with the factory hole. The whole sits back roughly 5"
Holley and Hooker are pretty much the same company now. This system they designed is Holley oil pan and Hooker everything else including the headers. My LS1 was from an 02 Camaro so it has an LS6 intake that I will be using for now....no more carbs for me.
I love original as well but having a modern drivetrain was to inviting!
Here is the kit im using minus the headers and exhaust which you must use also.

Hooker Headers 12627K2, Holley LS Engine Retrofit Oil Pan 1967-69 Camaro/1968-74 Nova | Hooker Headers
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