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Well, I had a post going about my 498BBC. After riding in a ls swap camaro I got the bug. It's a LS7 with a D1sc. Only running 8lb pulley with conservative timing. Motor was built by Billy Briggs at Motorcity Speed. Rich Gala at Motor City Speed handled the tune. Fab work was done by Motofab and Henn Racing. Anyways, here are the pics.

Posted some of these before but here is my starting point. This pic is straight from the original craigslist ad



Not too long after I went with modern size wheels and brakes.






Decided to change up the look with some carbon overlay parts

Before


After




Of course I couldn't leave it alone so had to powder coat the wheels. Figured that I might as well widen the rears so I would only have to powder once.....


That's were the trouble began. Not accounting for how much widening the wheels would affect rear fitment I had to gut the rear suspension......and that's where it began to spiral.....

Hey, might as well do recessed subframe connectors.


Modify front subframe. Sure, why not?



Hmmm might as well do a fab housing.







 

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Old cage was hodge podged by myself so might as well...


Main hoop welds


Shock mounts


Decided to go with coil overs in the front to match the rear which in turn caused this. A-arms setup for factory suspension had to be modified.







Motor mounts had to be modified



New cross member



Tabs and clevices for easier removal of the trans.



Cross bar for the ladder bars





New motor requires more fuel so I went with an Aeromotive cell with integrated A1000





Sneak peak of the motor

 

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Mock up but you get the idea.


At least the cookie cutter Kooks fit!


And here's a repeat of rough draft of the ride height







Upper shock mount modified, bolt in my ***....






Ladder bars and housing back from powder



Front clip


Mcleod RXT


Brake lines done


Swing outs bc it's a street car

 

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Bracket made for clutch master resevoir.

Radiator mounted and breather for pcv plumbed


Fuel line are finished from rails to regulator. Just have to run the feed and return to the fuel cell






Exhaust is done. My goal was to be driving it last month but life happens. I'm very happy with how the exhaust turned out. Special thanks to Ernie Miyamoto at MOTOFAB for the exhaust.




 

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Well, the car is just about wrapped up. Only running 8lbs with conservative timing left out but I'd rather be safe than sorry. The car weighs 3100ish so it is a handful. All that is left is finishing up the rear seats and headliner!!!!!





 
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