The key to a good engine in an off-road situation is torque, and as much of it as possible. The throttle cable that came with it was about two feet too short for us to be able to use. I have a 1995 chevy k1500 with a 4. They did have to notch the crossmember half an inch to get the transmission to sit correctly, though. Lastly, they offered to convert the wiring harness as a stand alone harness. You could get one with a Vortec 4.
These were wires such as: hot, hot in run, starter signal, tach, etc. We had several options to choose from for our car. It comes with two longer bolts for install. Since we are keeping this engine stock, we utilized the stock harness and used the stock computer. He started with the original exhaust from the cat back. What we did was contact our friends at Performance.
There are many options to complete this conversion including, oil pans, headers, fuel system, cooling, front accessories, and wiring. I know alot of people are putting the ls engines in old camaros and other hot rods so I know its possible to do. The center of this conversion is our engine mounts and crossmember kit. You will need pedals, clutch mater cyl, and alot of other small items, oh and a driveshaft, the 4l60 e is a very reliable unit when the updates are put in, I have a 96 s10 when I did mine I used alot of 4l65e parts, 5 pinion planet newer reverse sun gear shell and went through the valve body, weigh the two out before you put the hammer down, it could be more expensive for the six speed Thanks. In most states, the engine used cannot be older than the chassis for emissions compliance. The bolt hole on the other side is not used. Prior to swap, his dad was getting in the area of 15 mpg on the freeway.
His dad was tired of the poor power and gas mileage of the stock 5. Cooling System Every radiator is going to be different for every application, but this is something to consider. The 304 Stainless steel ensures maintenance-free longevity. We showed them what we had and they sent us a box full of universal products to fit and choose from. We removed the compressor and the rest of the accessories fit fine. I have a friend thats been wanting to put an ls engine in his oobs think his is a 97 also and he tells me that painless wiring has an ecm to run the engine with out having to deal with a security system. There are at least a dozen different companies that make V6-to-V8 conversion kits that include motor mounts, exhaust headers and sometimes a transmission mount.
This took a little massaging of the frame for clearance on the passenger side. Simply replace the stock mounts and exhaust headers with those from your kit, drop the engine in and hook everything up. Lastly, the oil pan kit comes complete with everything needed, including the correct pickup tube. We noticed that had a ton of engines and transmissions for sale along with lots of other Chevy truck parts. This includes any electrical components, cooling hoses, radiator and engine accessory drives. You can get this engine two ways: a conventional 5.
Having a financial budget is almost a necessity in all aspects of life, from your personal check book to running multi-billion dollar corporations. Includes motor mounts, frame brackets, and hardware. The Trans Dapt adapter brackets allowed the engine to sit the stock distance from the radiator and fans, making the cooling system incredibly easy to put together. The biggest problem will be getting past the security system in the 5. Be next week before I get started on the job but I'll keep you posted on progress and cost Jim.
I'm still kicking around the idea of having the automatic rebuilt if I can find someone to do it for a reasonable price. Air Intake The cherry on top of this swap was bolting on the cold air intake. The finished fuel system: pump, pre-filter and pump. Now if I can get the transfer case to go in, I'll be all set. That will leave me with master and slave cylinders to buy on top of that. If your car is unusual you might have to test fit and see what works.
The stock motor mounts had to be modified a bit so the bolts could be gotten to. Direct Replacement Since these trucks are still fairly new, there are not really any applicable direct replacement engines that are any different than what came in the truck originally, which in most cases is a 5. Just Chevy Trucks is roughly 3,000 miles from us in sunny southern California. So, Dave put a nasty on it. It comes standard or machined for the oil bypass valve to use with displacement on demand or variable valve timing. Wilson recommends the part no. When doing any custom modification like this, there will always be unexpected problems to overcome.
We spent a lot of ours scratching our heads, checking out what we had in storage, and fabricating little pieces to make everything work. The radiator we are using has a cooler, but digging around the garage we found a transmission cooler, so we decided to use both. These were connected to a mandrel-bent 2. It was way too big. Much of the swappable interior will come over as well. . The 20 mpg he got on the recent long trip is a fairly hefty improvement of five miles per gallon.
To make the frame horns we sacrificed a pair of frame mounts from a Chevelle. From here, we had a local muffler shop weld up the exhaust pipes to connect from the manifolds, to the rest of the stock exhaust. But for a few dollars more you get a huge jump in technology, so why not? He said it was a very involved process that had them running back and forth between the garage and the computer. These kits give you the parts you'll need to physically fit the engine into the truck, but you're going to have to supply everything else. This is a pretty straightforward engine swap. The mid-length headers use a gasket-less ball and socket type collector for a leak free install. With six liters, or roughly 366 cubic-inches, the engine will have plenty of horsepower and torque to move any car.