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Old 11-24-2012, 11:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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DIY V8 Build Old School Style

Posted over on the Solstice forum as well thought that I better post here since it is a sky.

Well after months of planning and aquiring parts i started the project
My V8 conversion using a mixture of old school power and new technology.

Plan : pull the LE5 and drop a carbureted 350 V8 with 700r4 manual shifting capability automatic.

I wanted to control the engine and bolt ons with new circuits and let the existing computer control the inside of the car as well as lighting systems and safety features

The car is almost complete just working on small issues while I drive it to work.

The original time limit was 9 days to do the conversion but after some delays it has taken longer than anticipated but defintely worth the wait when it fired up



I dont want any flaming or negative comments cluttering this thread! I built it the way i wanted it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ready and awaiting its new home
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's going to be one sweet conversion. I would loved to had a carbureted V8 in mine. I like the throttle response better then the computer controlled that I have. Good choice on your exhaust, I had mine redone this year from the Corsa to true dual Magnaflow and love it.
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That's going to be one sweet conversion. I would loved to had a carbureted V8 in mine. I like the throttle response better then the computer controlled that I have. Good choice on your exhaust, I had mine redone this year from the Corsa to true dual Magnaflow true and love it.
I love the exhaust but I have only heard it from inside the car or standing beside it. I cant wait till I can get some drive by's to hear the rumble on acceleration. It took me a while to decide on the exhaust but I knew I wanted true duals and an x pipe.
You still could go with a carb conversion for the LS but hood clearance would be a bigger issue with the tall LS intakes
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's the thread I did on my exhaust system makeover.

New dual exhaust system
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's the thread I did on my exhaust system makeover.

New dual exhaust system
same mufflers as mine you have the shorter and I have the longer not much cabin noise for me
I will add an exhaust sound clip here in a bit I will let the car warm up first
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got dang chevy tree fity! thats what me and my friends call it lol. pretty cool idea you got here. im ready for some action shots.
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Had to add in custom mounts since the SBC engine mounts sit 3 inches forward our factory engine mounts
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Mock block mounted to check for clearances had same issue as LS engines the oil pan sits right above the inlet for our rack and pinion
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Any update on this build?
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Obviously not my thread, but also in his Photobucket album is this:

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im friends with him on facebook. lets just say its done, and driving, and its FKING sick. it really makes me want to put a 350 in mine now. trust me, if it was paid off i would already have one. but i am thinking about building one on the side just because of this car.
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UPDATE!!!!!


Yes to all the car is running and I am driving it everyday. I get anywhere from 18-20 mpg depending on my foot. It has almost 15000 miles on the build now which puts the whole car just over 140k miles. I keep fiddling with it here and there, I am never 100% satisfied with anything so I will always tinker with it


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Very nice results.
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