From ram jet to ls 1 ?

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  1. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    Hi everyone so I finally get my firebird running 1973 but it needs a windshield and exhaust well lo and behold my friends transmission in his 72 Camaro gives out, so he figured might as well get an engine since his engine is a stock 1972 350 that probably has 170-230 hp since it tired.

    Now he offered me 4000 for my ram jet that has 15 miles and 700r4 that’s been rebuilt with also 15 miles.

    I figured I can sell my ram jet and get an ls but would it be worth it ? Take my motor out on a finally running car that’s been in storage for 10 plus years ?

    The bright side is I already have dual fans wired and a fuel tank

    What would you do ?
    Help a friend and get an ls or keep what I have
     
  2. Lowend

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  3. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    I already did an ls swap on my 69 Camaro and it’s running great

    My only concern is to take a running car and take it apart and go back a few steps
     
  4. Joekool

    Joekool Veteran Member

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    Sell your friend the ram jet and then smoke his ass with your new LS3 :D
     
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  5. 71RSLS

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    That is a tough choice. Are you loosing money on the Ram Jet? Will you regret leaving the Ram Jet in there after you start driving the car? $4k won't go as far on a LS swap as most think. I'm finding this out. But, if you find the right deals you can pull it off.
     
  6. 72BIGBLOCK

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    Decided to keep the ram jet since it’s running and all :(

    Thanks for the input
     

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