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Old 09-18-2018, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by aklim View Post
With what we have going on today, you'd be right if you insisted on keeping the C4 body. Much easier to buy an LS equipped car and mod it.
Of course it’s easier to buy an LS equipped car but where’s the fun in that?
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:20 PM
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You could just spend 4K and just get it over with

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Chevy-Ve...IAAOSw0j9ZUn~~
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:54 PM
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I can't speak for all but some of us follow the idea you have to **** with the D!$# you got. I mod on a budget and limited time. Can I convert my L98 car and ecu system to an LS with 24 or 58X system? Yea I can, but at that rate I will grab the megasquirt sitting in my box of goodies for another day and have all the features I could want and get a 6.0L vortec block as a start.

I recommend people try to build with what they have as a learning experience and so IF they every sell the car it is easier to return to stock. The other thing to remember is that an LS swap is more than a bolt up. It is weeks ( usually) of fitting parts and fabricating mounts to make the supporting parts like fuel system, cooling and the accessories on the front of the engine play nice.

An LS swap is great bang for the buck, but an engine swap isn't always in the cards.
And some of us like to save up for stuff that costs more at time of purchase BUT less in the long run. I can't pay $1000 for a set of headers so I buy a $500 set today. Tomorrow, I either have to put up with being hamstrung by the crap headers or put up $1000 to buy the headers I should have bought and hence spent $1500 plus the labor TWICE to install what I should have done. OTOH, I can keep that $500 and save up the other $500 and buy that $1000 set of headers.

I bought a set of TFS heads that were cheaper than the well known AFR. The QC sucked and the valves wobbled around, spring broke and I think you can guess what happened to the LPE (not budget) short block. So the money I saved going to TFS was cool. Too bad the new long block cost more than what I saved. Had I saved up money and bought the entire LPE long block or LPE Short block with AFR heads, maybe I wouldn't have the entire passenger side valves wobbling in the guides and having to install 2 motors and pay for 2 motors. Sometimes it is better to "do it once and not have to do it again, or at least, not for a long time".
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by slow_zo6 View Post


Of course it’s easier to buy an LS equipped car but where’s the fun in that?
Silly me. I thought the fun was driving the car and not trying to shoehorn something in.
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Old 09-20-2018, 02:11 PM
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I agree with aklim on this point.
I have a 1968 C3 that was originally a L71 Corvette and a 1988 C4 Coupe with the Dreaded L98. I took the Big block and built it up the way I wanted too (and could afford). The big block makes so much power that it is scary and is a handful to drive, the 1988 C4 makes just enough torque to make me happy.

A buddy of mine who has two spare LS3 engines in his garage offered me one to use in either of my Corvettes. I thanked him for the offer but said "No Thanks" to an LS3

I would not do that to either of my Corvettes as I personally like the way the cars work. There is something about starting up a High Compression engine that was cast way back in August of 1967 between my frame rails of an older Corvette. It belongs there, kind of like the L98 in my 1988 C4.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:14 PM
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So you Q...More Power out of my 85.

like asking a nun how can I get more....

ooff


STOP THE INSANITY.

Want seat of the pants feel. Go LS motored chevy.

Sell it and move on.

oh.......watch the democrats come out now....but but but....

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Old 10-11-2018, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Bigpoop View Post
STOP THE INSANITY.

Want seat of the pants feel. Go LS motored chevy.

Sell it and move on.

oh.......watch the democrats come out now....but but but....



Lol I'll probably just keep the c4 as a daily and get a c5......the c4 is actually pretty decent on gas for a V8
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:39 AM
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You dont need an ls swap to get 300hp
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
You dont need an ls swap to get 300hp

What rout would you go?
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Cloudy Johnston View Post
What rout would you go?
Buy an LS based car.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
You dont need an ls swap to get 300hp
That's for sure.

Headers, exhaust intake and a mild cam would get you there.
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