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This is a discussion on New Firebird within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i picked up another fbody yesterday its a v6,but my plan is to convert it over to a LS1 car,i ...

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    i picked up another fbody yesterday its a v6,but my plan is to convert it over to a LS1 car,i have close friends that go to the auctions all the time i could just grab an LS1 car from there i figured its the cheapest way to go and i'll have all the parts i need on deck i was wondering would a LS1 camaro work? thats if i cant find a trans am or formula are there a difference in the camaro and trans am computer? i can pick up a car at anytime if im lucky maybe i'll find a trans am with ram air hood and complete front end thats if it hit from the rear or quarter panel area

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    Today:i cleaned it up a little i didnt have to do too much cleaning i like it like that,i also fixed the part that was hanging off the seat that controls the seat,painted the calipers and the fender vents,next to be painted are the wheel wells i still need a LH (drivers side) splash guard if anyone has one PM me i need to buy one ASAP






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    Thanks guys the WS6 wheels were on it when I got it, would you believe that this car has 4 brand new tires with an existing warranty? The original owner was a female, she had the engine rebuilt by jasper engines last year I have the receipts and the engine still has 2 years left on the warranty it also has a new radiator the shop I got it from installed it for free the original radiator had a hair line crack in one of the tanks the car wasn't running hot or nothing but in Houston with the heat running a car with a hole in the radiator will only make matters worse so I changed that ASAP im about to start searching for a ws6 Z28 or SS now so I can get this ls1 conversion started quick question are the v6 & v8 auto transmissions the same?

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    What is the color of our paint called?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fbodyNATION View Post
    i was wondering would a LS1 camaro work? thats if i cant find a trans am or formula are there a difference in the camaro and trans am computer? i can pick up a car at anytime if im lucky maybe i'll find a trans am with ram air hood and complete front end thats if it hit from the rear or quarter panel area
    Nice car now to answer your question.


    Yes, any LS1 will do. You also need the wire harness and pcm. Depending on the yr of the pcm you may need the instrument cluster to. Example my none of the 99-02 clusters will work with my 98 pcm. Neither will your V6 cluster work too. If you find a donor car look for one that the rear has taken the hit vs a front. You'll be better off getting parts to swap over. The rear end in the V6's are the same as the V8's. There is more Jeremy Look at the Frankenbird build and he can tell you more. The current body was a FB and is now becoming a Trans Am.

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    should be a 81 Bright Red. Check the door and see if it has 81 rpo code.

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    Hose mod the rear springs and that will get it sitting nice and level.

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    I just sold my Pewter 2001 Y87/W68 Bird today.

    Did anyone mention the tranny? you need an LS specific trans a trucks would do then use your V6 tailshaft

    Check your option sticker my V6 had a posi rear and 3.42's and it was an A4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furious1 View Post
    Hose mod the rear springs and that will get it sitting nice and level.
    thanks guys for all your advice FURIOUS1 how do I do a hose mod and what is it?

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    Remove the rear springs, take off the isolators. Take some inch heater hose, and cut a slit parallel along the host and wrap it around the top coil where the isolator was. You might also be able to spray the hose with wd40 and just slide it around the top coil without cutting a slit in it. Then reinstall. That will lower the car just a touch in the back, 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furious1 View Post
    Remove the rear springs, take off the isolators. Take some inch heater hose, and cut a slit parallel along the host and wrap it around the top coil where the isolator was. You might also be able to spray the hose with wd40 and just slide it around the top coil without cutting a slit in it. Then reinstall. That will lower the car just a touch in the back, 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.
    you wouldnt happen to have a "how to" on this mod would ya...?

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