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Old 12-18-2008, 06:57 PM   #31
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That chassis looks sweet but I wonder if I need a second mortgage just to talk to them. lol

Also if memory serves the "batwing" pan is designed to keep oil in the sump during high G maneuvers, kinda fitting that you gotta use the rack to get it in there.
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Keep the info coming guys. Very interested in this thread!
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Street Shop Inc LS accs. Will bolt in any 63-82. Available with clutch located in the factory position.



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Old 12-22-2008, 08:31 PM   #34
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Street Shop Inc LS accs. Will bolt in any 63-82. Available with clutch located in the factory position.



Very nicely done setup. I love it. I am guessing the AC will not clear a factory C3 frame though. It looks awesome.
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Very nicely done setup. I love it. I am guessing the AC will not clear a factory C3 frame though. It looks awesome.

Yes the A/C will clear. Its close to the lower CA mount and mite need a lil dimpleing depending on the tolerences of the org frame. I had a couple pix installed on a 82 frame with no problems what so ever. I dont kno what i did with the pic. I'll see if i can find then.

If you look closely..the A/C runs off its on belt and is set back. Thats the reason it will fit in a 63-82 frame. The setup was designed for use with or without A/C. But who in there rite mind would not want AIR.
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that compressor looks to be in the stock location and the stock compressor in the stock location will not fit. This motor must be sitting back quite a ways or the motor is sitting up pretty high. I would like to see some more documentation on this setup.
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that compressor looks to be in the stock location and the stock compressor in the stock location will not fit. This motor must be sitting back quite a ways or the motor is sitting up pretty high. I would like to see some more documentation on this setup.
Complete bolt in. Also so have clutch bracket to be able to use all stock c3 clutch linkage in stock location and use a muncie or t-56.




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Old 12-23-2008, 07:39 PM   #38
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well how about that. Will you be so kind as to let us know what/whose motor mount plates you used please. There have been a ton of us that have done this swap and none of have been able to use the stock LS1 compressor. Speedhound makes a set of plates that allows the use of the stock linkage and he also has a bracket that attaches to the block and the z-bar. I wonder if the compressor will work with his brackets?

Thanks for posting the pictures. Please let us know about the motor mount plates when you get a chance.
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well how about that. Will you be so kind as to let us know what/whose motor mount plates you used please. There have been a ton of us that have done this swap and none of have been able to use the stock LS1 compressor. Speedhound makes a set of plates that allows the use of the stock linkage and he also has a bracket that attaches to the block and the z-bar. I wonder if the compressor will work with his brackets?

Thanks for posting the pictures. Please let us know about the motor mount plates when you get a chance.

Sanden compressor in stock location. Must use all Street Shop Inc products.
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Sanden compressor in stock location. Must use all Street Shop Inc products.
IIRC the Sanden compressor is a very compact unit. I don't believe a factory LS1 compressor will fit in the stock location. Your engine looks like it's set much further back than ones that use the common lower mount/adapter holes. My crankshaft pulley clears the indentation in the frame by 1" or so.



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I'd like to see how much room others have from the firewall to the back of the motor. I was looking at the speed hound z bar bracket and looks as if the motor is setting about 1.5 inches futher foward. Here is the Street Shop z-bar bracket. With there motor plates the bellhousing is setting in the stock location as came from the factory. All Street Shop brackets are made of 6061.






Here is the Street Shop LS accs setup. comes with all items pictured plus alt/ sanden compressor/ p/s pump. motor plates and z-bar not pictured. The water pump with the bell type pulley will not work.


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Here are a couple of pics of my install. I'm using adapter plates that run a bolt through the bottom of the engine mount, through the adapter plate and into the block.



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Josh if you don't mind giving your opinion. 79 Vette, LS2 (GTO), T56. I have the desire to install a Rack and want to keep A/C and Power Steering, a High amp Alt is needed too. What do you recommend for motor mounts and accessory brackets? I figure I'll run a C5 Batwing pan unless you have a better idea. I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks.
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Josh if you don't mind giving your opinion. 79 Vette, LS2 (GTO), T56. I have the desire to install a Rack and want to keep A/C and Power Steering, a High amp Alt is needed too. What do you recommend for motor mounts and accessory brackets? I figure I'll run a C5 Batwing pan unless you have a better idea. I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks.

before I can give you my opinion I need to know a few more things.
Are you going to run stock manifolds or are you planning on running a set of Speedhound/Melrose C3 LSx headers?
Are you comfortable doing some minor modifications including alittle welding? Have you purchased a batwing pan? A new complete f-body pan is very affordable, the batwing pan can be cumbersome.

I just did a 79 so I have a pretty good idea on what to recommend.

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I'd like to see how much room others have from the firewall to the back of the motor. I was looking at the speed hound z bar bracket and looks as if the motor is setting about 1.5 inches futher foward.
The speedhound plates put the motor within 1/4" of the factory SB location. The Vetteworks style of plates move the engine forward about 1 1/4".

I have done swaps with both styles of plates and I like the room that the Vetteworks plates give at the firewall but if you want to run a rack and speedhound headers you need to use the speedhound plates, with the vetteworks plates the #1 primary hits the steering linkage. When Melrose does the next batch of headers they are supposedly going to fix the problem so after that either set of plates will work with the headers.

Also now I see how you could mount an A/C compressor down low. It is the small Sanden compressor. I thought that you were mounting the much bigger LS1 compressor down low.

Great looking kit by the way. Wish I had one of those frames under my car!
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