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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 19, 7:36 PM Thread Starter
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LS 6.0 swap

Scrapped my plans for 421 stroker sb and 496 bbc, machine shops are too busy around here. Picked up a Gen 3 LQ4 6.0 complete for $600. Has about 150k miles on it. Going to go with a intake, carb, cam and nitrous plate.

Here is what I have so far:
Vic Jr intake
1-7/8 Speed Engineering headers
LSX motor mount adapters
Champion LS swap radiator
Summit hydraulic Stage 2 single plane cam
Summit trunion upgrade kit
Trick Flow dual valve springs
NOS Cheater plate
Holley 302-3 oil plan (planning ahead)
Going to run my t350 / 9" Converter
Have a set of 317 and 706 heads.

Probably going to use the 706 heads to raise the compression, may get them ported or get the 317 milled and run those. Use either the 750/850 carbs.

Still learning on this stuff, seems pretty easy to work with. Still need to round up the MSD box and the flexplate/ spacer. Shouldn't be too bad to swap, have a lot of friends around that have done it. These things sure make power.....

Buddies Cutlass has a 5.3 they didn't even open up, swapped cams and springs, small turbo. First passes last nite 10.30's with no traction and only a few lbs of boost. Crazy...he drives it all over too.
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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 19, 7:53 PM
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

Stick with Holley stuff wherever possible. The Holley forward bias engine mounts gave me room for my 4L60E transmission and made for good driveline angles. Their Holley Hooker headers fit very nicely between the frame rails. And you won't be disappointed in the Holley oil pan.

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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 19, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

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Stick with Holley stuff wherever possible. The Holley forward bias engine mounts gave me room for my 4L60E transmission and made for good driveline angles. Their Holley Hooker headers fit very nicely between the frame rails. And you won't be disappointed in the Holley oil pan.

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Yeah the Holley pan seems to be the one to use.

I almost went with the Hooker mounts, but dont like having to use the camaro stock mounts. These LSX Innovations adapter plates will let me use my stock solid mounts, stands.

These headers got good reviews on fitment, thought Id get a set and try them.

Looking forward to seeing how it does.

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3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 19, 8:36 AM
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

You're going to have fun with the swap! I have somewhat the same setup and it's running well. I stayed EFI and am still learning.

Went to the track Thursday and ran a [email protected] on 205/60/14 tires. 2.03 60'. N/A, elgin E1839P cam (220/224, .575/.575 112 LSA). Never took the heads off, stock lifters, stock 100k timing set, etc. (GAMBLING! I know..) I need tires so I can launch above 2500 and kill that damn 60, but man, it's just fun going out there and trying to beat my best time and blow minds with the crap tires.

Figured I'd give you a real world comparison / what to expect/beat.

Good luck!
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 19, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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You're going to have fun with the swap! I have somewhat the same setup and it's running well. I stayed EFI and am still learning.

Went to the track Thursday and ran a [email protected] on 205/60/14 tires. 2.03 60'. N/A, elgin E1839P cam (220/224, .575/.575 112 LSA). Never took the heads off, stock lifters, stock 100k timing set, etc. (GAMBLING! I know..) I need tires so I can launch above 2500 and kill that damn 60, but man, it's just fun going out there and trying to beat my best time and blow minds with the crap tires.

Figured I'd give you a real world comparison / what to expect/beat.

Good luck!
Thanks Jeff. Looks like that runs well, some traction you should be 7's easy. My buddies Cutlass runs that same cam with his turbo.

I'm hoping this combo at least runs as good as the mud motor that just came out. I may return the cam and get the bigger one. This one is:
227 int./239 exh.
Advertised Intake Duration: 290
Advertised Exhaust Duration: 305
Advertised Duration: 290 int./305 exh.
Intake Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio: 0.551 in.
Exhaust Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio: 0.551 in.
Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio: 0.551 int./0.551 exh.
Lobe Separation (degrees): 108

Or get the CamMotion Junkyard Dog cam. Will see. I'm still undecided on the direction to go on the heads...could pick up a set a 243's and run those. Will see....
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3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 7:41 AM
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Or get the CamMotion Junkyard Dog cam. Will see. I'm still undecided on the direction to go on the heads...could pick up a set a 243's and run those. Will see....
New LS3 heads cost just over $1000.

Yeah, that's the ticket !
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 8:22 AM
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Scrapped my plans for 421 stroker sb and 496 bbc, machine shops are too busy around here. Picked up a Gen 3 LQ4 6.0 complete for $600. Has about 150k miles on it. Going to go with a intake, carb, cam and nitrous plate.

Here is what I have so far:
Vic Jr intake
1-7/8 Speed Engineering headers
LSX motor mount adapters
Champion LS swap radiator
Summit hydraulic Stage 2 single plane cam
Summit trunion upgrade kit
Trick Flow dual valve springs
NOS Cheater plate
Holley 302-3 oil plan (planning ahead)
Going to run my t350 / 9" Converter
Have a set of 317 and 706 heads.

Probably going to use the 706 heads to raise the compression, may get them ported or get the 317 milled and run those. Use either the 750/850 carbs.

Still learning on this stuff, seems pretty easy to work with. Still need to round up the MSD box and the flexplate/ spacer. Shouldn't be too bad to swap, have a lot of friends around that have done it. These things sure make power.....

Buddies Cutlass has a 5.3 they didn't even open up, swapped cams and springs, small turbo. First passes last nite 10.30's with no traction and only a few lbs of boost. Crazy...he drives it all over too.
LS engines are awesome! Post some pics of your finished project. Would love to see it.
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 3:29 PM Thread Starter
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

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New LS3 heads cost just over $1000.

Yeah, that's the ticket !
The intake I have is for the cathedral ports, wanna stay with those at least this go around.

'71 Malibu
3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

355 [email protected]
125 shot[email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
100 shot [email protected]
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 3:38 PM Thread Starter
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LS engines are awesome! Post some pics of your finished project. Would love to see it.
I hope it works out. Want to do something about the coil packs / mounting. Try to keep it somewhat old school.

'71 Malibu
3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

355 [email protected]
125 [email protected]
383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 4:48 PM
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

Why not turbo, Lq4 is the perfect platform for it.

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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 5:18 PM Thread Starter
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Why not turbo, Lq4 is the perfect platform for it.
No turbo on this one for now anyway. It is primarily a bracket race car. Watching all my buddies running them, not sure I could be consistent with one. Look like it would be hard to stage. They are more in the heads up racing camp.

I am going to watch my buddy with his Cutlass this year and see how he does with his. The 302-3 pan I ordered has the capability to do that if it ends up that way.
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T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 5:52 PM
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Re: LS 6.0 swap

Those are the headers I used as well, cheap(er) and they fit right in there. Can't beat the price on that Elgin cam either.
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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 19, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Those are the headers I used as well, cheap(er) and they fit right in there. Can't beat the price on that Elgin cam either.
What did you use for collectors?

'71 Malibu
3580 #, Carbed 6.0l LS swap in process
T-350, PTC 9" converter, 12 bolt, spool, 3.90 gears, MT ET R 275/60/15

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383 Mud Motor- [email protected]
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I hope it works out. Want to do something about the coil packs / mounting. Try to keep it somewhat old school.
I really think it's awesome to see an old school car with a newer engine retro fitted under the hood!!!!
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What did you use for collectors?
Haven't gotten that far yet

Either going to use a band clamp or weld on a flange.
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