Hey guys, I have a 69 camaro that I am doing an ls swap on and have a few questions about the crossmember and driveshaft. My car came as a 350 4spd but that has been removed. My question is will the Muncie crossmember or driveshaft work for any of this, what crossmember and driveshaft will work for this conversion, and how can I tell one from the other? Pictures would help with the differentiation part, I know whatever ones I use will need to be modified I just need to know what stock parts I can use to begin with. If I have to buy aftermarket driveshaft and crossmember who sells the best stuff at the best price? Sorry if there are errors, I had to use my phone (Internet is down). Thanks in advance guys.
You'll also have two new bolt-in crossmember options from Hooker shortly for either a T56 or a 4L60-4L75 automatic being used in a 1st-gen LS swap. The attached image is of the T56 crossmember; the other one shares similar geometry. Both are part of a completely new system of swap parts for this application that solve many of the fitment compromises that exist with currently available components.
The guys that have done this swap before know what I'm talking about, i.e. poor header ground clearance, header primary tube interference with the steering box or the use of strange bend geometry to clear it that requires new spark plug wires, less than desirable engine inclination angles, engine mounts that position the engine 3"-4" away from the firewall, transmission case interference with the tunnel, engine interference with the firewall, oil pan interference with the inner tie-rod ends...all these conditions have been resolved with the design of these new bolt-on parts.
The components that make up these new offerings include engine mounting brackets (uniquely designed 72'-up clamshell style conversion with no drilling required...bye, bye frame stand/mount compatibility issues for good), transmission crossmembers, mid-length headers, long-tube headers and full 2.5" and 3" exhaust systems that you can bolt-in in your driveway.
The planned release date for all these parts in around the date for the SEMA show (first week of Nov.) and you'll see some of the parts become available before then. If you have any specific technical questions, feel free to ask.