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Old 09-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Engine Swap/Engine Bay

Hey guys i was wondering,

What engines would fit the Camaro's engine bay?

The LS3/L99 is about 376 cubic inches.

Would a big block engine, say the 502, or 572 fit the Camaro's engine bay.

Would like to hear all your thoughts and opinions on this.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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Hey guys i was wondering,

What engines would fit the Camaro's engine bay?

The LS3/L99 is about 376 cubic inches.

Would a big block engine, say the 502, or 572 fit the Camaro's engine bay.

Would like to hear all your thoughts and opinions on this.

502 would i believe. not the 572 though..anything ls series basically will fit, then the 454-502's fit as well i think. just depends i guess?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:07 PM   #3
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Depends on wat?
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
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I think he is saying it depends on the engine and how the engine is set up.
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get a 502 lsx!!
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id think with enough fabrication you can make whatever you want fit
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:53 AM   #8
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a 502 would be a great engine for a camaro project

i don't know enough about fabrication, but it seems possible to me that a 502 would fit in there

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Remember too, there are aftermarket LSX blocks that will let you go 480-500 cube's and retain most of the bolt on LS based accessories on the car...

We did a 8.0L in a C6Z06 a few summers ago for a road racer in Canada.



The base line was of a stock 427 LS7 Z06, compared to our 8.0L build for the car. The engine was actually quite drivable and could have been used as a street car given the torque curve. Given this was done with the stock LS7 intake and throttle body (before the FAST LS7 intake was finished) I can only imagine 720 + rwhp HP would not be any issue at all with the car today.



The car was a handful even with slicks on it, we had to have guys on the car and straps to keep the tires from spinning on the dyno..
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Anthony, the corvette build is awesome and quite intimidating...although i dont agree that the LS7 would need any more power

I was wondering, does your company sell performance engines?
Or Street Racing big blocks?
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Anthony, the corvette build is awesome and quite intimidating...although i dont agree that the LS7 would need any more power

I was wondering, does your company sell performance engines?
Or Street Racing big blocks?
We can do everything from mail order parts, complete engines, to full turn key race cars.

Now we do specialize in Gen III and Gen IV LS based engines so I do not have very much of a calling for the older Mark III and Mark IV BBC's.
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