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And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 swap

After weighing the costs to rebuild my 327 the way I wanted, I've decided to pull the trigger.

Going to go from this:




To this:



Sitting in here:


This will serve as the start of the build thread. Going to take a few months to acquire all of the parts and such, but will update this as I begin work.

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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Good for you, I thought about this same route, had a great LS1 for it but ended up going old school 383 stroker. I like how it ended up but I still want someday to have an LS powered 1st gen.


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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Very cool. LS1/T56? What did it come out of?

I had a similar situation, rebuild an old 350 and 4 speed or go the LS route. I went LQ9/T56 and couldn't be happier.


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Excellent choice Jason ... let us know how the build goes, keep the pics coming. The new EFI tanks from Tanks Inc. will work perfectly and so cost effective

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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Same results here. Cost drove me to pick up an LS for an old Vette. It was less than what I spend on a SBC build.
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Very cool. LS1/T56? What did it come out of?

I had a similar situation, rebuild an old 350 and 4 speed or go the LS route. I went LQ9/T56 and couldn't be happier.
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Excellent choice Jason ... let us know how the build goes, keep the pics coming. The new EFI tanks from Tanks Inc. will work perfectly and so cost effective

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They're among some of the ones I've been looking at. Sort of wish I hadn't recently replaced my tank since it's gonna have to go, and swapped in this Muncie, and..........

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They're among some of the ones I've been looking at. Sort of wish I hadn't recently replaced my tank since it's gonna have to go, and swapped in this Muncie, and..........
Don't feel bad. I've done everything twice on mine as well. I used the Tanks Inc. one on my build with a Walbro 255. Nice setup.


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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Did a bunch of research on parts and prices and such and it looks like I'm going to go with the following:

Engine/Tranny - eBay $4,500.00

Fuel - Tanks Inc
Tank $210.00
Pump $210.00
Sender $35.00
Line Kit $235.00

Wiring/ECU - PSI Conversions
Standalone Harness $519.00
Programming $150.00
Fan relay kit $49.00
Cable X Speedo Adapter $300.00

Hydraulics - McLeod
Hydraulic conversion kit w/ bracket $320.00

Swap Parts - Hooker
Kit to include: $1,500.00
Motor Mounts
Oil Pan
Tranny Crossmember
Headers

Misc
Hoses/Wires/Fluids $250.00

Sub Total $8,278.00

I will update this with specific prices as I go for anyone following along.

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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Nice list of parts to start out with Jason. And congrats on the ROTM!
Don't forget Tanks has a 10 micron inline fuel filter with AN fittings for around $30 you will need as well...

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Rebuilding an engine today unless you can do a lot of the work yourself can be quite expensive just in parts alone unless its a 350 Chevy. A 283 will cost you more for the parts. Unfortunately our hobby has become very expensive. The days of going to the boneyard for a 35 dollar fender a hundred dollar Muncie and a good running 327 4barrel for a hundred twenty five are far over.We used to go to Flynn's or Paddy,s as they had the best prices . If you pulled it yourself the prices were better but we are talking 40+ years ago. Alex
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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Needed a way to roll my new subframe around but only had fourth gen wheels and the backspacing was all wrong. Solution...



2" spacers from ebay for $50.

Success



Built a cart to wheel it around


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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Ordered my first batch of parts not even really involved with the swap. A lift bracket kit, spinnable engine stand, ls1 specific bolts to mount it to the stand, intake egr blockoff plate and a new clutch alignment tool.

Engine gets here Wednesday then its time to pull the tranny, get it mounted to the stand and start to pull things like the harness, exhaust manifolds, egr system and start to clean it. Probably going to end up painting the block chevy orange and keep the heads bare aluminum. Undecided on the intake, but leaning towards just leaving it alone or possibly a dark grey/gunmetal color.

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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Engine gets delivered tomorrow.

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Got delivered today.



Also found out my dad needs quadruple bypass surgery so probably no updates for a bit.

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Re: And the continuation of my *** backwards restoration....LS1/T56 sw

Great, please post a pic of it unwrapped. What all is it? Sorry to hear about your dad. Hope all goes well with him.

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