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Hey guys,bought my 68 camaro last summer.i have wanted one for years,slowly looking for the wright car to buy.i ended up finding one that was complete re stored 3 years ago.i got a great deal on it and had plans for a LS swap from the day i bought it!ithe car had 1600 miles since the rebuild!.it had a 383 with edelbrock performer heads and a t10 4 speed. it has around 500hp.the guy i bought the car from did an awsome job on the cari,its like brand new..will document my LS swap as well as other upgrades.my swap started in december of 2010.here is what the car looked like when i got it.




Hate the wide back wheels,got to go!!






 

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i bought a 1997 ls1 from a corvette,the motor is suppose to have low to no miles on it!since the motor was the older ls1 i wanted to upgrade some stuff on the motor,called up texas speed and decided on there 243 stage 2 ported heads and a 228r cam!im also going with a ported oil pump,ls2 timing chain and a stock ls6 intake.my goal was to to get more power,but dont want to kill gas mileage,want to drive and enjoy the car!













 

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cleaning everything up getting ready for cam..


my motor is one of the early 97 with the copper colored stock cam bearings..



does the deck surface look clean enough to u guys?need to wipe it down one last time..hate those old graphite gaskets!!


my texas speed 228r with 114 going in,using assembly lube as it goes in..
 

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i read about the controversy of the s&p modded oil pan with oil starvation i didnt want to have any issues,so i ordered a autokraft pan.this pan is really really nice!!!



 

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When i started working on the motor,i went to swap out rod bolts with ARP after i had read about all the rod bolt failure with the early motors.!i was curious so i lifted a few rod bearings to see if they had any wear.they look very clean with like no wear to them.





im a little messy with the assembly lube!

 

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Here is when i started re assembling the motor!




installing the texas speed stage 2 243 heads!!!i have to say these heads are nice!!

 

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the texas speed 243 stage two heads are nice!!!!!



 

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me test fitting the intake,think im going to sand it and paint it!!
 

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i went with the street and performance motor mount conversion plates!

 

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here is my performabuilt level 2 4l60e,they claim its good for up to 700hp..i went with the 3000 stall.I had a heck of a time to get the converter to seat properly!!it was a real pain!!



 

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couple pics of the motor going in,big thanks to my buddy jeremy and rich for the help getting it in!couldnt have done it without you guys!!!


 

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With all the issues with the Spectra gas tanks and guys having to modded them to work i said F&ck it and went with the Ricks hot rod gas tank!the ricks tank sure is nice!!shame it cant be more seen!!!

 

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got the hole in the floor patched from the old stick tranny and i got the new B&M quicksilver mounted!!
 

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big thanks to my buddy jeremy for taking the intake and painting it for me.looks awsome!!!

 

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i ended up running -6 send and return lines from the tank to the engine.
 

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figured out with the 243 heads and the ls7 lifters i needed a pushrod length of 7.350 ,this will give me .080 of lifter pre load.got my rockers installed



started putting everything on the front of the motor back together.


boy the power steering pulley was a tight fit,for the pic i only have the pulley loosely on the shaft to see how it would fit.everything has gone back together soo good i new something would have to give me trouble,lol
 

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well i got the radiator put in..


ground it down,looks better now.
 

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I routed the trans lines similar to what the stock car has.


 
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