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Old 02-10-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question QUESTIONS ABOUT ENG SWAP

Hey guys....I just re-purchased my 87 IROC Z28. and as most of you know this one came with the TPI 305 HO and that just isnt going to do it for me....Now i would like to drop an ls1 in it for the extra power...What will need to be done to replace the 305 HO with the 5.7 ls1.......I was born in 87 HAHA so im not real sure how strong these vehicle were built as far as rear end and stuff....So a little information would be awesome....Also im stuck between keeping it fuel injected or making it carb ......

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Old 02-10-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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We need pics...and if the car is in really good shape...you may want to leave it alone. Maybe find another Camaro to swap in the LS1 into? IROC's will be worth money some day if they are still intact. I personally have been looking for a clean third gen because I had two previously and would love to put one away for posterity.

Check the forums though...LS1 swaps are fairly common.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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We need pics...and if the car is in really good shape...you may want to leave it alone. Maybe find another Camaro to swap in the LS1 into? IROC's will be worth money some day if they are still intact. I personally have been looking for a clean third gen because I had two previously and would love to put one away for posterity.

Check the forums though...LS1 swaps are fairly common.
http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/lt...on-answer.html
Well this camaro was purchased for me when i was 13 and i sold it to a friend and just purchased it back the body is pretty straight it has a dent in the driver door but most of this can be replaced.....My problem is the guy i sold it to many years ago pulled a head and the intake off so the motor has alot of trash in it...The inside is ok not to trashed he left the windows cracked so im going to replace the carpet and seats......But i plan on restoring the car...My 2010 SS is my DD so im in no rush as far as fixing it up inside and out the fist thing i was to get started on is getting it running.

If you have any better ideas as far as what kind of eng to put in it im all ears....well eyes.....I dont plan or racing this car just use it for a weekend cruiser when its finished up
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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BlueZee28 has a thread on here about his LSX swap. Check it out. I plan on doing this myself in the near future.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:12 PM   #5
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Yea im back and forth on what to do.....I want to just make a cruiser so i plan on getting everything back to factory....So i might just put a 350 4blt in it....I have always had a love for these car and from what i can see there was only 30k 1987 IROC Z28 made so its somthing i would like to get fixed up and hold on to

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Old 04-19-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
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well, i can tell you. if you do swap the LS1 into it, the rear will hold up. I don't know for how long. but my 86 that had a v6 now has the Carb'd LS1, you will need to get LS1 third gen motor mounts, http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/ls...tormounts.aspx that is where i got my stuff.
whatever you do. just do it right the first time and keep everything clean, UNLIKE i did. i still have ALOT of work to do with the car because i took a couple short cuts just to get the thing running. 3 years with the car down and out is a LONG time. but this swap made the car FUN

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