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Username Post: 48 fleetline LS swap        (Topic#365800)
edgar101 
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Reg: 08-28-10
07-13-21 04:57 PM - Post#2823175    

yes i know, I am a purest also but unfortunate circumstances leads me here I was diagnosed with a GBM, the most aggressive kind of brain cancer there is. I want to leave my 48 to my oldest daughter, so i want to make it as safe and reliable as i possibly can for her and there is nothing as reliable as an LS engine obviously not looking for big horse power in this case. would like to know if anyone has any information on what would be the best donor car to get engine,tranny and rear end from that would best match the original dimensions of the 48 rear end i already have a mustang II front suspension on it and four link on the back. any suggestions are welcome. thank you for your time and consideration



 


Broo102 
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Broo102
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA.
Reg: 09-30-14
07-13-21 07:58 PM - Post#2823188    
    In response to edgar101

I did my 47 Convertible with a LS motor
Camaro T-10 Trans Camaro rear end
Pretty straight forward hook up, and I had an X frame to deal with
It was pretty dicey with a stick Trans, but I engineered it out; Im sure you intend to use an A/T anyway.
Used a Silverado front end for a serpentine hook up
with pwr steer & alt.
300 HP was plenty for me
Let me know if you need any other help
Ill be praying for you & your family!

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


Edited by Broo102 on 07-13-21 07:59 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
edgar101 
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07-14-21 11:16 AM - Post#2823213    
    In response to Broo102

thank you very much and i appreciate the prayers even more. what year camaro did you use?



 
Broo102 
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Broo102
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07-14-21 02:42 PM - Post#2823225    
    In response to edgar101

Im referring to the first gen years 67, 68 & 69.
I believe I used 67, but theyre pretty much the same. What the differences are within the years is how expensive you want to go.
Frankly I would use the automatic 4 sp. either the 700 R4 or the 2004R
The 200 4R is smaller (same size as Power glide trans) and fits a bit better under the Trans hump, about $1000. You can order it as beefy as you want. Monster Trans has them
The Rear end is the same story-if you want posi traction with 3:55 gears, its more expensive

I used:
T-10 4 sp stick with Hurst shifter
67 Camaro rear end with 2:73 gears, no Posi, so the freeway RPMS are low.
Still comes out of the hole fine with the extra low first gear. I dont race anymore!
God Bless

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
edgar101 
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07-15-21 01:24 PM - Post#2823265    
    In response to Broo102

thank you ill start looking into it. Where did you get the 67 rear end from?



 
Broo102 
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07-15-21 07:24 PM - Post#2823279    
    In response to edgar101

I live in So Cal. so theres a lot of places (wrecking yards) around, but Tx, KS. & ID have a lot of them also.
Not sure where you live, but Google "classic car wrecking yards", plenty come up
Its better if you can look at the parts first however.........
W Coast engines are great in Wash state. Theyll build what you want HP wise

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
Mel Foye 
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Reg: 09-29-00
07-21-21 07:22 PM - Post#2823656    
    In response to edgar101

Good thoughts to you. With the power you will have is ALL of the frame able to handle it? For cooling maybe an alum down flow? Reverse flow ?Shroud. Electric fan. Where are you located?



 
edgar101 
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07-22-21 11:53 AM - Post#2823696    
    In response to Mel Foye

i live in Huntington Beach ca. don't plan on going crazy on the HP. just want a reliable engine for when my daughter drives it. so yes the frame is plenty strong. will probably go with aluminum radiator with electric fan



 
Broo102 
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07-22-21 09:37 PM - Post#2823732    
    In response to edgar101

I live in H Beach also, so if you want to see my set up PM me and we can get together. The fram is strong for my ride, I used an aluminum radiator with elec fan, no manual fan room........ (2 3/4 inches)

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 
Mel Foye 
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07-24-21 02:10 PM - Post#2823830    
    In response to edgar101

On the 67-69 rear ends they are getting real rare as I have only two here at the house. :laugh : One is for mono spring other is multi.
Too bad I live so far away here in Azusa.
Send me your measurements and I will check them out. Maybe we could get Bru out of the house? Mel



 
Broo102 
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Broo102
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07-25-21 08:46 AM - Post#2823862    
    In response to Mel Foye

Man, you dont live THAT far away............lol

Thanks!
Bru
John 3:16
32 Chev. 5 Win. Sports Coupe
47 Chev. convertible in progress


 


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