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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old Mar 5th, 17, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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68 Camaro LS3 Swap - Foreverlookin

Picked up Steve's beautiful 68 RS yesterday to do an LS3/480 swap.

It has an extremely nice SBC 355 Roller motor with Fast EFI and a March Serp System backed up with a TKO600 and 3.73s. Car runs great .....

but Steve's decided he wants to go LS. Lol

Doing the LS3/480 swap for him I will use the TKO600. Swap parts will include a GMPP Harness, Holley Accessory Drive, Tanks Inc EFI system, Hooker Mid length Headers and a New LS Radiator with Dual 11" Fans.

Will also be installing Dakota Digital Gauges.

I'll be posting the parts used with part #s for those interested.

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What rear gear you gonna wind up with John?

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3.73 rear
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Can't wait to get it back!

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Good looking car John, can't wait to see the swap! I think Steve will be enjoying it more afterwards LOL
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Can't wait to get it back!
You definitely put your car in the right hands! Can't wait to see the finished product on an already amazing car.
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Thanks Shawn, where about are you as your profile says Canada. I relocated to SoCal from Uxbridge, Ont, 4.5 years ago and really like not having to pay the exchange rate. Your build looks awesome and I hope my car sounds as good.
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Very nice, good luck!!!

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Thanks Shawn, where about are you as your profile says Canada. I relocated to SoCal from Uxbridge, Ont, 4.5 years ago and really like not having to pay the exchange rate. Your build looks awesome and I hope my car sounds as good.
Thanks Steve, my build has stalled a little due to an extremely busy work schedule but hoping to get some work going again in the next few months! I'm sure your car will sound great when it is all done!

I'm actually in Rainbow Lake, Alberta but my dad was raised in Chatham! I definitely am not like the exchange rate myself, luckily some places have been more than happy to take a few $ off where they can since I've been a good customer to them haha.

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Can't wait to get it back!
I wish I lived closer to Vegas so John could do mine !

What exhaust is he going to install Steve ?

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Re: 68 Camaro LS3 Swap - Foreverlookin

So, John, seeing your straps aren't crossed in the rear.....I've always crossed them, as I've always been told.

No issues ?

And Steve, you're gonna love it

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Good point on crossing the strap. May not me necessary but certainly wouldn't hurt.

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We are using Hooker Mid Length Black Ceramic coated Headers. Into the Magnaflows he already had installed.
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I can't say one way is better than the other.

So what all else being done besides the LS swap and Dakota's ?

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CPP big brakes Vintage AC

Steve can add more info
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