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Engine and Tranny swap


My 1975 LeMans canada cup is going to get a new setup, any recomendations?



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Oh boy, are you gonna get recommendations!

Small block 4 speed, make it unique...



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Just like 427Carl said. You can follow my step by step instructions:

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t45959497/454-into-1973-lemans-swap/



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Well I'll go with the BBC or SBC but it's "GOT to HAVE 3 PEDALS" 5 spds work for me!!!!

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6.0 Litre with T56.

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A stroked and blown 455 with fuel injection and backed with a T56.

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or go BIG

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burstintoflames wrote:

My 1975 LeMans canada cup is going to get a new setup, any recomendations?


 Before this gets too crazy (as usual) let us know your budget, that is very important.



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1973 LeMans 454 "Astro-Jet"

Built March 9, 1973 - Oshawa ON

1993 Corvette Convertible LT 1

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73SC wrote:
burstintoflames wrote:

My 1975 LeMans canada cup is going to get a new setup, any recomendations?


         Before this gets too crazy (as usual) let us know your budget, that is very important.

  

                  Ray is correct   How much   2-3,000.00  or  more    

                  Is the car running now??

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I'll concur. A budget would allow those of us that want to live vicariously through your wallet an opportunity to offer a more sensible response.

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1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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73SC wrote:

http://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t45959497/454-into-1973-lemans-swap/


 



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Engine swap was done for under $1,600 including beverages and help from 427Carl, Canadian Poncho and 65Camino and advice from Willie too. Add $360 for Radiator for a total transformation of the car for under $2,000.

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1993 Corvette Convertible LT 1

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Budget???? Thats going to "RUIN" our thinking. We may be "down" to a can of STP & Woody Woodpecker decal!!!

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dualquadpete wrote:

Budget???? Thats going to "RUIN" our thinking. We may be "down" to a can of STP & Woody Woodpecker decal!!!


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Ya, "go fast" stickers.



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dualquadpete wrote:

Budget???? Thats going to "RUIN" our thinking. We may be "down" to a can of STP & Woody Woodpecker decal!!!


 It's not so bad...

 

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Sorry I haven't been on in a while.
Budget I would say would be under 5000 for sure.


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Big block, easy swap  

Big block, easy swap  

Big block, easy swap  

repeat after me!

Big block, easy swap



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427carl wrote:

Big block, easy swap  

Big block, easy swap  

Big block, easy swap  

repeat after me!

Big block, easy swap


 I concur, even though it is especially nice having the only BIG BLOCK LeMans around, my prototype can easily be replicated in a Canadian LeMans that originally came with Chevrolet small block power. Doing a Pontiac engine in a Canadian car is complex because everything is backwards in the engine compartment and has to be switched over, Harness will not work, engine mounts will not work and Transmission will not work. Once you get into a new trans and drive shaft and new engine mounts and points plus switch everything underhood to the other side your $5,000 will be insufficent. When I say everything I mean battery, radiator outlets, coolant over flow alternator. The washer bottle stays in the same place though.



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1993 Corvette Convertible LT 1

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Justin, did your car come with the 350? I knew of at least two Cup cars when I was in Edmonton. My info dates back to about 2002. One got flogged on eBay and Kijiji, it had around 10,000 miles on it - the other one was owned by a guy who worked at an auto trans shop on 82 av and about 71 st. The latter was a 350 car and was in nice shape with color matched aftermarket wheels.


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68post wrote:
dualquadpete wrote:

Budget???? Thats going to "RUIN" our thinking. We may be "down" to a can of STP & Woody Woodpecker decal!!!


 It's not so bad...

 

5646332701_7710d96b0f_b.jpg


 Cool, thats the clay smith cams decal. The thrush decal did not have the cigar.



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Bob F wrote:

Justin, did your car come with the 350? I knew of at least two Cup cars when I was in Edmonton. My info dates back to about 2002. One got flogged on eBay and Kijiji, it had around 10,000 miles on it - the other one was owned by a guy who worked at an auto trans shop on 82 av and about 71 st. The latter was a 350 car and was in nice shape with color matched aftermarket wheels.


 A 350 2bbl is was a mandatory engine for the GT equipment. It could be optioned with a 4bbl as well, both Chevy power. The Pontiac 400 was also available however next to none were built.



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1973 LeMans 454 "Astro-Jet"

Built March 9, 1973 - Oshawa ON

1993 Corvette Convertible LT 1

Polo green metallic & tan  - Bowling Green Kentucky 






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4bbl in my car, it was originally parked in a field in bonneville 16 years ago.
I got it just about 2 years ago, brought it home.


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Heres a suggestion of a good motor for you    please excuse the driving   The driver is a hot rodder   lololololol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3_Ok09bhuc   1959 blown motor

 


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