My 1971 LS Swapped Pro-Touring Project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 1971CamaroGuy, May 15, 2012.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    Threw the wheels on, I am really liking it. It's going to look better when I get the motor back in and hotkis springs dialed in to get my ride height figured out.

    But looks like I have plenty of clearance in the rear and no rubbing it looks like. And changed the look of the car and what I was going for.

    My only complaint is I wished I went with a 245 in the front instead of the 235 but I think it will be fine. My choices were limited with the cheaper I tires I got.

    But not bad for $960 shipped to my door lol

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    Got my cold-case radiator earlier for my LS engine. I was wanting something that had in / out tubes on the passenger side and provisions for the transmission lines.

    Awesome deal for $325 shipped

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    That's cheap! And good looking! Is that Camaro-specific? How are you running steam port line?
     
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    Yeah it's specific for 70-81 Camaro

    I had already tapped my water pump for my previous set-up so i planned on leaving it there

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    Started tearing into my suspensions, I'm waiting on the BRP LS swap kit and it comes with new engine mounts. Seeing that it's a pain to get the motor mount bolts with the lower control arms in I went ahead and pulled them. I wanted to repaint again anyways to clean everything up

    I put my moog spring next to the hotchkis spring. My concern was the front end being to high with the hothkis springs installed after putting in the aluminum block engine, doesn't look like that would be the case...they are already about over an inch or so shorter than the moog springs out of the box. My car was pretty low with the moog springs so i am hoping with the this much difference in height will offset the lighter motor

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    Pics of where I am at right now, I am going to mask off a few things and give the subframe a little dusting of semi-gloss a little later to brighten it up and wait patiently for the BRP LS swap kit to come in Tuesday, I hope to have the suspension buttoned up by next weekend so I can sit the motor in place and start putting it all back together

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    Wife got me this Spectre Air Intake for Christmas so I wanted to get a radiator that had inlet / outlet on the passenger side this go around so that the upper hose wouldn't get in the way of my cold air intake. I wanted a clear and unobstructed path to the drivers fender area.

    Plus I was reading the heat coming off the hose laying against the intake hurts the performance.

    Little pricey, but it was a Christmas gift and we tend to spend more on stuff during that time lol

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    Finished refreshing the subframe with some semogloss black, went ahead and hit the steering gear too..still wet here but it dried to a lower sheen..it will end up matching the color of the firewall and inner fenders

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