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Old 11-09-2012, 07:59 AM   #16
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I'm in the process of buying parts for my own LS retrofit. I really like your work--it looks fantastic! You don't mention it, but the retro coil covers really make the motor look great. I'd like to acquire a set of those--where did you get them, what extra work did you do to them, and what did the run you? I looked through your build thread, but could not find this data--

Again, great work--you really have an awesome ride for a relatively low price tag--I hope that mine comes out as well.

Les
Sorry for the delayed response. I honestly can't find where I got those at. I thought I had the link saved on my work computer, but it doesn't seem like I do. I can tell you this...they are no longer making them (not sure if it was an issue with GM telling them not to, or what) and the ones I bought were actually a used set that I had to paint...but they did still have some "used" sets at the time of my purchase some 6 months ago. I did have to trim them just a bit to fit around the throttle bracket, and I think they ran me about $125. I'll keep looking and see what I can find. Sorry.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #17
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Why couldn't you have made this thread 8 months ago? lol.

I struggled through mine and just recently fired it up for the first time. I then saw your post and instantly stole your intake setup since that was all I needed to be able to drive mine around the block before it snows.


I LOVE how you include part numbers as that helps people like me and others track stuff down so much easier...thanks.
Just putting this out there, I didn't really do mine on a budget but I took very diligent notes on the stuff I buy so if anyone needs something they can't find off your list you're free to ask and I'll see if I have it on mine.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:08 PM   #18
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Awesome...great addition to this thread!

Also, I did find the supplier for my coil covers. Check out:
http://www.aatcars.com/home.html
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I was looking at another LS swap thread and I thought about something I did during my swap that I may not have documented and wanted to go back and make a note of on this thread as well as my other LS thread for the benefit of someone who may read it later while doing their swap.

I used the original 1972 radiator for my swap...but I had it modified just a bit. I took it to the radiator shop to have it rotted out and while it was there I had them turn the upper hose outlet down. Basically, I wanted my upper hose to run parallel with the top of the radiator so I could use the cold air intake as I did. Just fyi for those of you still working through LS swaps.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:03 AM   #20
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If my engine goes on me I will probably go with an LSx. I already have the fuel system there since I originally was going to go with TPI (just swap out the regulator and a couple adapters), Dewitts rad./ fan combo, LT1 T56 with hydraulic clutch though I would have to do a few changes to match it up, or sell it and get an LS T56.

Nice write up!
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:52 PM   #21
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Sidepipe help!!

ive been trying to plan a build for an ls1 in a c3 and i have almost everything planned out but trying to fid the sidepipes u used is driving me crazy!! lol anyway u can help find them?? i found the headers at sanderson thats the Sanderson LS10_158.
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ive been trying to plan a build for an ls1 in a c3 and i have almost everything planned out but trying to fid the sidepipes u used is driving me crazy!! lol anyway u can help find them?? i found the headers at sanderson thats the Sanderson LS10_158.
They are made by Patriot Exhaust and avalible at Summit racing. I'm not sure of the length I bought, but if you need the details pm me and I'll figure it out.
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Hello Clemsontiger,
I do not know if you are checking this site any longer. I just finished an LS2 engine swap with t56 transmission on a 1977 corvette. I am trying to get the original tachometer to work using a Dakota digital SIG-8D...no luck so far. I believe you got a 77 tach to work on your car using one of those converters. Any comments, suggestions? what is the configuration on the converter that you used (switches 1-4, on/off).

Great job on your swap/modifications. Your car looks fantastic. Also, thanks for that temp sender info from NAPA. Great trick.

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Jose,
Here is a tach conversion I used. Available from the major vette suppliers, I got mine from Zip I think.

Electric tach conversion. by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Straight bolt in, I used a piece of thick paper to avoid scratching the dial face, and I did get a new needle, all fit together like butter!

Electric tach conversion. by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Electric tach conversion. by Bill Smith, on Flickr

Electric tach conversion. by Bill Smith, on Flickr


I haven't yet driven the car so I can't comment on accuracy etc...
Another forum member used the same and posted pics, so you may want to search that thread up also.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:23 PM   #25
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Hello Bill,
So, i need to use a digital tach converter even though my tach is from a 1977? i thought that the 77 was already electric.

Thanks for your response!
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So, i need to use a digital tach converter even though my tach is from a 1977? i thought that the 77 was already electric.

Thanks for your response!
Ah Jose,
I wasn't paying attention! Forgot the 77 has an electric tach, sorry about that. Should work with the sig-8, like you say others have done it. Maybe a call to DD?
Are you sure the tach was working before the swap?
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