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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by mrfleet12, Aug 20, 2017.
Very nice 73, and nice work on the LS swap. The bottom of your floor looks mint too!
Thanks, buying them from AZ helps.
Haven't updated in a while, been making progress but haven't had time to sit down at the computer..
Got everything wired and plumbed just to fire the car and check the engine and trans since it was a used setup. Running the Fitech 70051 kit to manage the engine and trans, I opted to use my LS2 intake and a Holley Sniper 90mm TB to get to the DBC setup.. Initially had the incorrect MAP installed, used the stock 1 bar and Fitech calls for a 3 bar.. Swapped it for the 3 bar, checked all the settings and it fired immediately, warmed up and went down to a nice idle..
Next is the Vintage Air and then as they say, what's left is everything else
The first video is of the initial start, seriously started that easy, second video is at the same time just with my phone.
Initial start 1
Got most everything buttoned up, haven't installed the compressor for the AC because I'm waiting to shake it out to make sure there are no issues. Fitech is working ok, mostly me learning about tuning with a computer.
A lot of lessons learned but would definitely do this again.
Couple pics and a video, running 2.5" exhaust with Jones Mufflers, love the sound.
Thanks, as everyone says, it's a lot of work but you won't regret it when it's done..
I'm in the middle of trying to get my 71 drive able for the summer. I definitely know what you mean.
Thought I'd put an update out here, I know the Fitech LS systems are still somewhat new compared to the other big names, I've got about 900 miles on it so far and it's worked really well. Made some edits to the spark table, adjusted the trans shift points and firmness and have just been enjoying the ride.
Picked up a set of 94 Camaro seats that will go in at some point in the future.
Now deciding if I should slide a cam in it or finish the vintage air install and just drive it for a while.
Would definitely do this swap again, thinking 40 Chevy pickup next
Looks great! Can you give some more info on your air filter/intake setup? Any part numbers?
This is a temporary intake, the filter is Spectre 8161, the silicone joint is from Spectre as well, the intake tube is actually a PVC Union from Menards painted black. I drilled and tapped it for the IAT. I'm running the stock Ls2 intake.
My intent is to tuck the filter in the driver's fender like everyone else does.