8x Series V8 Swaps

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by beno, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. White Stripe

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    Some nice basic stuff on the Ls motor I enjoyed watching.
     
  2. aktundra

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    I used Marks adapter, and the T-case ended at the stock location. Then welded in dirty dingo universal engine mounts as the spacing dictated from the T-case + AT + Vortec. Firewall spacing is tight on the PS.
     
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    I have no clearance issues with the 5.3/6L80E in my '96
     
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    I converted mine from DBW to DBC. Not really that difficult in the grand scheme of the swap. Fitech is good stuff but not compared to all the adjustability of the GM PCM if you learn to tune it yourself with HP tuners or EFI live.

    What would be cool to try is a Holly full stand alone.

    Are you using the Fitech to control the a/c ?
     
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    There are guys pushing 1500 hp on aluminum factory blocks, albeit with girdles but plenty of 1200hp cars without. Even 700 is nothing on an ls.
     
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    Fitech has the capability to bump up the idle when the compressor kicks on. Once I build ac lines and charge the system I’ll see how well it works.
     
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