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07-28-2010, 06:21 AM #1
Anyone do a V8 swap into an original V6 camaro? I'm looking to do one here soon so any help will be appreciated
07-28-2010, 06:32 AM #2
Imho, better to build the v6 or just buy a v8 powered car.. Almost everything will need changed on the 6er car to swap in a v8..
PCM can't be used
Wire harness can't be used
Drive line can't be used
Suspension needs changes
Rear needs changed (if not a y87 car) not a stout unit either way
But it has been done....
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07-28-2010, 07:06 AM #3
i have the PCM, wireing harness and 460le trans just need the engine...IMO the drive line should be fine i mean the 10 bolts arn't stout to begin with but for a stock ls1 and an automatic i think it should do. I would imagine suspension is the same? is there a write up done that anyone knows of??
07-28-2010, 07:27 AM #4
07-28-2010, 10:04 AM #5
Smittro is going to know every thing possible to do on this, I would defiAnitly listen to what is saying
07-28-2010, 12:09 PM #6
But, sounds like a good start for sure.. Suspension will need springs right out of the gate and sway bars too. Assuming it's a 3800-II then the drive shaft will need replaced as well.. Motor mounts will need replaced, and guage cluster too. Not sure you can use the fuel system either @ least not the pump I believe.. Also it's a recirculating fuel system on the f-body 3800.. Good Luck.
07-28-2010, 12:11 PM #7
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07-29-2010, 07:06 AM #10
fuel fuel lines are the same, it seems like i have all the expensive shit minus the engine lol....might give it a whirl or part out, 500 for the roller in near excellent condition would rather do something fun with it
07-29-2010, 07:11 AM #11
08-01-2010, 10:42 AM #12
I did an LS1 swap on my 99 Firebird 2 years ago. It was a bitch and a half. I had 5 people helping me and it ended up taking a little over two months to finish. We got a used motor with around 48,000 miles on it for $1,800 and the rest from a wrecked f-body from Billy Graham's Camaro. I'm not gonna lie, it was a TON of work but we finally finished and ended up spending right at 4k. Way cheaper than buying a V8 outright. Just gotta know where to go and sweet talk a few people here and there. Good luck with your swap!
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