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Old 03-08-2009, 05:02 PM   #1
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first timer checking in have a question 2

just picked up a nice 93 camaro v6 98 front end for 400 clean car for the price but the fuel pump needs to be replaced.
i bought it as a project car and want to drop a v8 in it.i was thinking off going with a carbarated v8 just because im not to fimiliar with fuel injection.
then i was thinking a tpi route.i wanted to drop an ls1 in also im only gonna have about 2500-3000 for the motor upgrade...what would be best?
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:45 PM   #2
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First you have to decide what you want the car for. Race only, DD, weekend car.Do you have to comply with emissions?
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street car for the most no emissions to deal with i was going to buy the edelbrock performance package that would bring my 96 350 vortec up to 410hp carb
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you are going to have to do more than just the motor, you will also need a new trans as well, and depending on which motor/trans combo, you will need a new driveshaft. as well as new suspension to handle the added weight up front.

check out this site: http://hpsalvage.com/ and click on "swap tips" to get an idea of what lies ahead for an engine swap
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:25 PM   #5
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what would be the best upgrade then to you guys that know?efi or carb
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what would be the best upgrade then to you guys that know?efi or carb
efi cus its easier to tune, easier to mod, more often, better mpg.

carb is fun, but trickier to tune and mod.
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:06 PM   #7
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efi cus its easier to tune, easier to mod, more often, better mpg.

carb is fun, but trickier to tune and mod.
but also more expensive...also me and my dad know more about carb motors.
i dont know i have time to figure it out my main problem to going with a lst or ls1 is $$.i appreciate the help
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but also more expensive...also me and my dad know more about carb motors.
i dont know i have time to figure it out my main problem to going with a lst or ls1 is $$.i appreciate the help
you could go with a carb'd ls1... i did.
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you could go with a carb'd ls1... i did.
dosnt that take the point out off having an ls1 why not just use a regular 350
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dosnt that take the point out off having an ls1 why not just use a regular 350
why would it take the point out of it? the victor intake and the MSD ignition setup on it still utilizes the individual coil setup as well as making just a tad bit more power using the same cam. and the added benefit of 6 bolt mains and other things in the motor make it better than a traditional 350.
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:18 PM   #11
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guess i need to do my homework thanks i appreciate the help.
seeing how you did it what do u think i would spend doing the carbed ls1 with the other stuff i need
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guess i need to do my homework thanks i appreciate the help.
seeing how you did it what do u think i would spend doing the carbed ls1 with the other stuff i need
too much. lol



seriously tho, it depends on what you can find to start with. honestly, id look around for a 5.3 LS motor with trans, computer and wiring to make things as simple as possible.

for the carb setup, you need a carb, intake manifold, and custom wiring for everything, plus a non computer controlled trans as well. the carb setup is pretty straightforward, the intake manifold is swapped, computer goes bye-bye, and you rig up your own starter and wiring/fuel system.

for an LS based swap, you will need a new k-member as well as the LT1 and LS1 style k-members are different

ive seen LS based motors with trans and wiring go for $1500.00 in various sites. we dont do a whole lot of selling on here, but you can check out Z28.com, CamaroZ28.com, LS1tech.com, LS1LT1.com to find a full setup to make things easier to swap.
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after reading the swap tips an carbed lt1 sounds easier,would i have to run the stock water pump an opti spark set up,or could i switch.
and i see the alternator and power steering pumps are located all crazy would i be able to run a basic 350 set with the altternator on the pass side and power steering on the driver side?
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after reading the swap tips an carbed lt1 sounds easier,would i have to run the stock water pump an opti spark set up,or could i switch.
and i see the alternator and power steering pumps are located all crazy would i be able to run a basic 350 set with the altternator on the pass side and power steering on the driver side?

you can do an alt relocation. carbd LT1s are mean and fun. you dont have to run the opti, you can convert to a traditional dizzy setup. the water pump will have to stay or you can run an electric one. the water pumps on LT1s are a lil different, seeing as how the LT1 is reverse flow cooled. check out www.lt1engine.com and see some of their swaps and tech tips as well as the alternator relocation how-to to see some different setups.
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:22 PM   #16
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does anybody have a link to a swap guide step by step?
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let me see what I can find for ya.
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