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Old 08-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #91
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Would a ls3 bolt up to a th350 tranny?
it will bolt up to just about anything with adapter plate


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Old 08-14-2012, 12:33 PM   #92
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can anyone tell me what format the video needs to be to be able to post it here

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Old 08-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #93
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can anyone tell me what format the video needs to be to be able to post it here
I think you have to put the video somewhere else then post the link here.
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can anyone tell me what format the video needs to be to be able to post it here
Its easier to post it to youtube then link it

I reccomend mpg or avi, mp4 takes too long and is too big of a file
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #95
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:16 PM   #96
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I have 2 questions, actually 3. 1 what your average MPG now. 2 about how many hours of labor did you put in, 3 you want to do that for me. Haha no but I really love that ls3 and your Jeep.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #97
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16-18 mpg's as of now with 3.73's and 37in tires. keep in mind that it hasn't been tuned yet. i have the basic tune from gm-performance right now. its a basic tune just to get the engine running. next week ill be changing out 3.73's to 4.56's. the reason being is for towing. As for labor, well its kinda hard to say because i didnt document any time. I work only half the month so i only spent half of each month working on it until i finished. I did approximately95% of the work my self as it was hard to find someone to help during the week. Im glad i did do most of the work because i know about it now. If i had a shop at home set up for this kind of work, i say i could do it within a week if i had all the parts on hand, just myself. But for a first timer, it will be a little longer depending on the know how. After the build is complete, you will say that was a peace of cake
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Old 09-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #98
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What an AMAZING build! And THANK YOU for taking the time to post so many details. While this is definitely a little over my head right now, my 4.0 only has 76k on it right now, and is nearly all stock. Hopefully, by the time I need major work, I'll have the facilities and knowledge and knowledge to make a similar build happen.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:18 PM   #99
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thanks geoffmarton. I would be happy to help or explain any questions for anyone
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #100
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a corvette is my dream car(aside from a Jeep). i was thinking of doing a similar motor change but installing the motor of my first car. that's right ladies and gentlemen,when i hit the lotto i am gonna buy a garage with all of the necessary mechanics tools/equipment and install the engine and transmission of a 1997 yes, a 1997 Geo Metro

55 Ponies at 5,700 rpm's yeah that's right!! and it has a straight 3!

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• 993 cc 1 liters 3 in-line front transverse engine with 74 mm bore, 77 mm stroke, 9.5 compression ratio, light alloy block, light alloy head, overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
• Unleaded fuel
• Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 4.8
• Single-point injection fuel system
• Main 40 liter fuel tank
• Power: 41 kW , 55 HP @ 5,700 rpm; 58 ft lb @ 3,300 rpm


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i drove from Philly to wisconsin in 1998.it cost me $40 in gas(900+ miles)
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #101
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a corvette is my dream car(aside from a Jeep). i was thinking of doing a similar motor change but installing the motor of my first car. that's right ladies and gentlemen,when i hit the lotto i am gonna buy a garage with all of the necessary mechanics tools/equipment and install the engine and transmission of a 1997 yes, a 1997 Geo Metro

55 Ponies at 5,700 rpm's yeah that's right!! and it has a straight 3!

1997 Metro Engine & Performance Specs

• 993 cc 1 liters 3 in-line front transverse engine with 74 mm bore, 77 mm stroke, 9.5 compression ratio, light alloy block, light alloy head, overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
• Unleaded fuel
• Fuel economy EPA highway (l/100km): 4.8
• Single-point injection fuel system
• Main 40 liter fuel tank
• Power: 41 kW , 55 HP @ 5,700 rpm; 58 ft lb @ 3,300 rpm


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i drove from Philly to wisconsin in 1998.it cost me $40 in gas(900+ miles)
dont for get the aerodynamics of a jeep is like a brick !!!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #102
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Amazing Jeep/Vette or CorJeep lol. Seriously, very nice!
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #103
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Nice and thanks for taking time to post.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #104
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Really nice work! Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:33 PM   #105
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #106
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Hey could you put a video up. Im sure lots of people would be interested in seeing a walk around and it running
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #107
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:28 PM   #108
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Aww, that's a shame... you didn't install a v8- you installed demons. Sorry.

Gahhh, what a sound...soo wonderful!! I love a good v8!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #109
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376ci - 475ft/lbs @ 480hp. Hurst short throw. Currie F-9
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #110
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16-18 mpg's as of now with 3.73's and 37in tires. keep in mind that it hasn't been tuned yet. i have the basic tune from gm-performance right now. its a basic tune just to get the engine running. next week ill be changing out 3.73's to 4.56's. the reason being is for towing. As for labor, well its kinda hard to say because i didnt document any time. I work only half the month so i only spent half of each month working on it until i finished. I did approximately95% of the work my self as it was hard to find someone to help during the week. Im glad i did do most of the work because i know about it now. If i had a shop at home set up for this kind of work, i say i could do it within a week if i had all the parts on hand, just myself. But for a first timer, it will be a little longer depending on the know how. After the build is complete, you will say that was a peace of cake
What are you going to tow with it? Seems like you have enough power and torque with a 2.80 rear gear.
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Now that you are just about done except for a dyno what's the beige coup in the background?
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Now that you are just about done except for a dyno what's the beige coup in the background?
coupe is a project for the shop owner...
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Awesome.
no no no !!!!!!!!! not you again!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:44 AM   #116
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Someday I hope I have your knowledge to be able to do all that!
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Not asking for exact number but how much did the ls3 swap cost you? Being motor, trans, and gauges? I'm planning on doing this to my tj with a 1 ton set up
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Not asking for exact number but how much did the ls3 swap cost you? Being motor, trans, and gauges? I'm planning on doing this to my tj with a 1 ton set up
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Cost of engine was 6200.00

Cost of wiring harness was 950.00

Cost of computer was 1000.00
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I love what you have done, we have a 2000 solar yellow TJ and I would love to do that but with one daughter in college out of state and one leaving in the fall my extra money is gone. But that aside which seats are those I have been looking to swap out the stocks.

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Old 12-12-2013, 07:47 PM   #120
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They're $400 each for just cloth.
$625 if you want black leather.

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