2002 Z-28 LS1 into '68 convt?
I have ran across a good deal on a wrecked in the rear '02 Z-28 LS1, 6 speed with 60,000 miles on it and I'm contemplating buying it and putting the engine in my 1968 convertible. I've been drowning in the forums for the past week reading everything I can find on doing this swap. Still have a couple of questions. Has anyone here done this exact swap from a wrecked car, and if so, were you able to use any parts off the Z-28 besides just the engine(meaning radiator, fans, efi, etc.) From what I can tell, these swaps are running anywhere from 5 to 7 grand by the time you get through buying all the hoses, lines, sensors, etc. I know it's not possible to take everything off the Z28 and put on my 68, but I'm curious to know if money can be saved by using a lot of the parts from the wrecked car, or will it still be upwards of 5K? I know I will have to buy the obvious like wiring harness, motor mounts, etc. Btw, I am not planning on putting the 6 speed in my 68. Hoping to maybe trade it for a good 4L60E. Thanks for your time.