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ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 10:22 PM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
im gonna refresh this topic if there is enough interest.

LilYeller 08-08-2012 10:25 PM

Who wouldnt want to see that!?! :popcorn:

Fireaxe 08-08-2012 10:32 PM

:popcorn:

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 10:38 PM

And here goes... i played with the idea of replacing my motor when i realized, for the tires i had, gear set up, i didnt have very much power for pulling my boat and 4 wheelers. I had 37in tires, 7in lift, with 4.46 gears. I had descent gas mileage but no power past 2nd gear, so it took me a while to get up to speed with a small load. I began to research chevy engines conversion in a jeep. First title popped up on internet was ls conversions. i then began to research this and noticed that the aftermarket world was very supportive in this set up. So i decided to look up different ls motors. My original plans was the ls2 but after reading a bit more, i came upon the ls3 430hp with 400ft/lbs. i figured this was the way to go. After realizing for a couple more hundred bucks, i could have the ls3 376/480, which is a 376 cu/in engine with 480hp . The idea of even more power (GM hot cam) turned me on to it. So i decided on this set up .

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 10:59 PM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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after getting the motor ordered from GM performance, i called novak to discuss conversion options. After the agreement of which conversion was to be used. I started ordering parts, and here was the first box that arrived

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:01 PM

then came the tranny. i decided to go with a manual five speed

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:05 PM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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upgraded ax-15 tranny

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:11 PM

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engine covers on

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:13 PM

next was the (tear down0 of ole yeller

99tj707 08-08-2012 11:15 PM

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ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:18 PM

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front clip removed

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:37 PM

notice these tires.... Ive had them for 5 full years. but new ones on order... and they were just starting to get quiet on the road .. go figure!!

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:41 PM

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out comes the 4.0

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:43 PM

After the 4.0 was removed, i decided to start removing the old, faded carpet and start cleaning

Zurn 08-08-2012 11:44 PM

This thread makes me feel funny in my pants. like climbing the rope in gym class.... :drool:

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:48 PM

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cleaning and more cleaning.... no rust was found which was a good thing

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:50 PM

next in from FED EX was the Corbeau seats.

ELIMINATOR 08-08-2012 11:57 PM

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very comfortable seats but a little pricey.. im gonna sale these at a later date to get the leather seats... i hate sitting on wet seats when it decides to rain!!!:banghead:

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:02 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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Originally Posted by Zurn (Post 2667216)
This thread makes me feel funny in my pants. like climbing the rope in gym class.... :drool:

KEEP YOUR PANTS ON ZURN !!!!!! :rofl:

yjJEEPyj 08-09-2012 12:07 AM

What axles are you running?

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:08 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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next up was the test fitting of the original nv3550 bell housing adapter

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:10 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 2667264)
What axles are you running?

f-9 from Currie

yjJEEPyj 08-09-2012 12:13 AM

How much did that engine run you? Do you have to buy a wiring harness now? New ECU?

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:22 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 2667276)
How much did that engine run you? Do you have to buy a wiring harness now? New ECU?

you dont have to buy it but it eliminates the headache of wiring and tunning from an old, used harness. i bought the harness, engine and ecm from gm all brand new. this set up can be had for a lot cheaper but i decided to go NEW= WARRANTY

1. ENGINE 6200.00
2. Harness 800.00
3. ecm 900.00
4. Corvette front drive accessory's 900.00
note: i built this around the corvette accessory drive. this was a time consuming decision because i had to rebuild steering system because the steering shaft would hit the power steering pump pulley. most builders use a truck water pump and truck accessory drive system

yjJEEPyj 08-09-2012 12:27 AM

I see.. well im jealous of your engine! Im would have to save for the next 10 years till i was 30 to afford even the engine! Lol. Looking forward to seeing it in the rig.

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:29 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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fitting clutch, tranny to bell housing and engine

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:32 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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Originally Posted by yjJEEPyj (Post 2667308)
I see.. well im jealous of your engine! Im would have to save for the next 10 years till i was 30 to afford even the engine! Lol. Looking forward to seeing it in the rig.

oh the build is complete as we speak. im just going through the steps i took to build it.. pics or coming up

yjJEEPyj 08-09-2012 12:34 AM

Sweet

ELIMINATOR 08-09-2012 12:35 AM

ls3 build complete with pics
 
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Originally Posted by ELIMINATOR (Post 2667314)
oh the build is complete as we speak. im just going through the steps i took to build it.. pics or coming up

nice build by the way... you came along way already. Remeber!!! anything is possible if you rule out the impossible

CMA_Rider 08-09-2012 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by ELIMINATOR (Post 2667200)
notice these tires.... Ive had them for 5 full years. but new ones on order... and they were just starting to get quiet on the road .. go figure!!

Not trying to hijack the thread
But
How do you like those tires, Im looking at getting a set of 33x13.50r15


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