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V-6 for V-8 Swap

This is a discussion on V-6 for V-8 Swap within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; HAs anyone ever done this any info would help. My car is a 95....

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    V-6 for V-8 Swap

    HAs anyone ever done this any info would help. My car is a 95.

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    I'm sure it's been done but not worth it. It would costs less to sell the V6 car and buy a V8.

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    How hard can it be? I'm going carberated so no computer. What's the fun if you don't try. Can't aford an Ls1 so I'm going this route.
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    Which motor do you plan on going with? Like said above, after all the parts You will need for the swap how much are ya looking at? Even if you dont go with a ls1 what about a lt1? Sell the 6 and upgrade to a 8cyl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red95 View Post
    How hard can it be? I'm going carberated so no computer. What's the fun if you don't try. Can't aford an Ls1 so I'm going this route.
    I have been looking into it for my friends 94. The best way is to find a donor LT1 car of the same year, then you have all the parts. If you are using an older carbed 350, you really need to modify things to work. Main problem is the clearance for the distributor. I've read up that the cowl needs to be extensively butchered to make it work, and even then, forget about changing the cap/rotor later because you would need to drop the k member to get them off. I keep telling my friend to just buy a V8 car and save the aggrevation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red95 View Post
    How hard can it be? I'm going carberated so no computer. What's the fun if you don't try. Can't aford an Ls1 so I'm going this route.
    With all the money you will spend you could easily get a decent lt1 car. Unless you are getting a free engine, transmission and rear end. There is a reason everyone is recommending you don't do this. It's nothing but a headache and in the end the car is worth no more then it was before you started. I guarantee this will not be a fun swap, but good luck with it if you decide to do it. Let us know how it works out.

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    Again it's not just the engine thats different. there is alot of support gear that goes along with having a V8. And if your going with a carb you won't have enough room for a decent air filter, unless you cut up the cowl.
    Like we've been trying to tell you it's more trouble than it's worth.

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    I understand that all that has to done. It's something for me and my son to do together. I know it's a big project but I want to teach him how to do this stuff. I want to teach him how to build a motor. Nothings ever easy. I understand it may be cheaper in the long run. But it's not all gonna be done at once. It's more of a father son bonding than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red95 View Post
    I understand that all that has to done. It's something for me and my son to do together. I know it's a big project but I want to teach him how to do this stuff. I want to teach him how to build a motor. Nothings ever easy. I understand it may be cheaper in the long run. But it's not all gonna be done at once. It's more of a father son bonding than anything else.

    If that's the case I'd completely disassemble the car and go ground up.

    You could always consider buying a cheap 2gen car and restoring it.

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    If your just looking for a "project" or bonding project then i would suggest picking up a 3rd gen f body, More room to work and would be easier than trying to squeeze a carbed 8cyln into an early 4th gen. Or like said above even a 2nd gen
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    I would have to second all those previous posts. But believe me there is plenty to upgrade and upkeep on an ls1 to get plenty of father/son bonding time. If price isn't an issue in the long run I would still recommend an ls1 it will be cheaper in the long run and twice the car. But like everyone said whatever you decide its great the intention couldn't be better.

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