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Old 10-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default 68 c10 LSX swap

Here is my LSX swap. Any questions just ask...........














I like to build motors lol.. Im addicted heres this months.

Truck is soon to be Injected with grain alcohol and boost lots of boost. I have pics but ill wait until its done to let you see.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
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Did you do anything to the motor or is it a stock long block ?
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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That one is running ported 706 heads,GM asa cam, custom springs, pushrods ect. Mostly stock bottom end. I spin it to 7800 almost evey time its driven. Its been to 8200 with stock gm rod bolts..

My newly built by me turbo motor is only running a stock crank everything else is aftermarket. Will have pics and vids when its done.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #4
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Nice, im building a lq4 for my 68. Which oil pan are you using on your engine?
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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Stock truck pan but it hangs lower than my 4 speed muncie, I cant even run my tubular control arms or the aluminum pan may break on the ground when I drop the bags..
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:22 PM   #6
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i was worried about the truck pan hanging down to low, my truck is not bagged but i only have a few inches between the front cross member and ground.
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Old 10-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #7
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Ill take a pic tommorrow to show but I think the pan hangs about 2" below the front crossmember.

The power out of this thing is unreal. Im running 410 gears with a muncie 4 speed and you can start in 3rd and burn the tires until you let out of it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:02 PM   #8
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these lsx engines make awesome power especially when you add boost to them, i have 72 firebird with a lq4 and 70mm turbo and it makes over 600hp and 700 tq at the wheels on only 10 lbs of boost.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:36 PM   #9
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I built the new motor for big boost. Looking at 1400rwhp.. I hope
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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Very clean, I like it. What style headers did you use? Any issues with fit? Also a neat idea for your turbo build: http://www.performancetrucks.net/for...-turbo-505482/
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:06 PM   #11
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The headers are from ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS9-LSX-LS3-...sories&vxp=mtr didint want them to hit the ground like my long tubes did.

I moved the trans and motor forward 3" from stock but the truck was originally a inline 6, Built a new drive shaft and converted the 4 speed to a hydraulic ram style clutch.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:40 PM   #12
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Nifty, doesnt sound to tricky. Im hoping to do a similar swap in my 64, but thinking a T56 instead of a 4 speed. How did you do the motor mounts? It look in the pictures like you just bolted in the V8 style towers and new mounts. Any adapters needed?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #13
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Its the original inline 6 towers with some custom adapters and then I moved the trans crossmember to match. I was going to do a t56 as I had one when I started this build but the shifter is to far back for a bench seat. Also with the turbo setup im going to be running im going auto with a 4500 stall, its hard to build boost off the line with a manual.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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i was worried about the truck pan hanging down to low, my truck is not bagged but i only have a few inches between the front cross member and ground.
Get a caddy cts LS pan/pickup and it will be fine. They are cheap and on ebay all the time.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:19 PM   #15
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Heres how low the stock LS truck pans hang down.



They are deep.....
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:46 AM   #16
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Is the CTS pan a bit shallower than an F-Body pan? Or are they about the same?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #17
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sweet carb'd ls man..
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:25 PM   #18
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Is the CTS pan a bit shallower than an F-Body pan? Or are they about the same?
If memory serves me the CTS-V is the most shallow GM pan. Probably very close the the F body pan. Holley also makes a retro Pan that is shallow. Milodon makes one thats only 5ish inches deep but you need a filter relocation setup to run it.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:36 PM   #19
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Just a sneak peek at some of the Turbo stuff.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #20
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....need to see more!
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #21
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wow it gets better and better....
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #22
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Now you have my attention!
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #23
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Alright one more little peek.
To show how big the wastegate is thats a pounder of Coors.



and a few stainless v-band clamps..
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #24
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damn that beer looks good!......I mean wastegate.....sorry.
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #25
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damn that beer looks good!......I mean wastegate.....sorry.
lol...
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:55 PM   #26
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Heres a pic of one of my other Turbo powered toys since you wanted more..

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Old 10-19-2012, 04:58 PM   #27
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nice sled man..
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #28
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any updates?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:45 AM   #29
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Havent had much time to work on this truck as I've been working on my snowmobile and a few other projects along with starting another business. Here are a few teaser pics until I get it all done. Im building everything with the old motor in the truck then swapping the motor and trans.


Just a note if your thinking about a turbo on one of these trucks a 4" core intercooler is a tight fit behind the grille..


I need some new longer plug wires..
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:16 PM   #30
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looks good man the sled looks very nice too...
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #31
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I love it... I wish I had thought to just put a carb on an LS.
I think that is a great way to go.

I want to seem some time slips, after you get this done.
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #32
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Are you going blow though or EFI with the FI?Will the stock hood latch work with that intercooler location?Keep the progress posted !
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:48 PM   #33
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Negative on the stock latch. Im going to cut out the radiator support and drop the intercooler another 2" and then it will be fine. Its hard to tell in the pic but thats my aluminum radiator behind the intercooler making it look taller also. I was going to do efi as I have two complete setups but I ordered a Pro Systems E85 blow thru carb for this truck and im using the efi on another project.
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:46 PM   #34
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Do you see it being possible for an a/c condensor with maybe a thinner intercooler?I like your lay out BUT I will need air.I was looking at non intercooled w/8lbs. On pump gas. If I could squeeze a cooler in I could go for a safe 12lbs. Also where you buy engine gaskets?Any full kits?
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #35
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Can u post a pic of the whole motor with the turbo installed? Thanks bro and nice ride
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:41 AM   #36
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Hey bo great looking swap, If you could post up some pics of your rear suspension set up.
How does it handle/hold up to with the power being put to it from the ls?
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http://www.theturboforums.com/thread...-1970-c10-s475


What turbo are you using?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:44 AM   #38
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iv glanced at your truck a couple time and never really noticed it before.
but you have a badass truck bro!!
im diggin the wheels, not alot of people can pull those off on a lowered truck
let alone a lifted one
and thats a sweet ls swap, cant wait to see it with the turbo.
that will spool up real quick
might as well go dual!
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.....and it's a longbed!...wtf?
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.....and it's a longbed!...wtf?
lol.... longbeds look bad ass laid out....
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