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Offline 1bad72

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1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« on: November 28, 2013, 12:04:19 AM »
Hello, I'm in the begining stages of a ls swap on my newly acquired swb. Looks like a few people have done this or are in the process of. I'm trying to keep it simple, 6.0,.706 casting aluminum heads, od trans, and fuel injection. O ya and a cam of course. How do these trucks run? Any sujestions on engine mounts/ plates? Headsets or cast manifolds? Thanks for the input ;D

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 10:38:14 AM »
Mounts:  Dirty Dingo, Transdapt, Street and performance all of them will work.
Headers,
I know they 3/4 ones from Headman Hustler work.
These are Headman offerings: http://www.brphotrods.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=BRP&Category_Code=CNV10
http://www.hedmanhusler.com/1973-87-Half-Ton-TRUCKS-2WD-LS-Swap-Headers
Patriot just came out with some part number H8087
LS1/LS6 “Clipster” style header for the popular 1973-87 Chevrolet C-10 pickups. Header part number H8087 uses longer 1 3/4” primary tubes,
I am using Street and Performace on my Twin Turbo truck.

Hooker has manifolds,

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 05:44:19 PM »
I've got an '86 C10, what kind of rear axle ratio do you have?
1986 C-10 Silverado 350 CI 260 HP, Edelbrock 1405, TH400, 2.73's - rescued from the junkyard - Farm Truck, daily driver!

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 06:00:19 PM »
Mine currently has 2.76 gears, have a 3.42 to go in it.

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 09:28:52 PM »
Not sure of my gears I plan on doing a 12 bolt with 3.54. I plan on doing at least a 4"/6" drop so ground clearance is a must. Anyone used the plates with the stock small block clam mounts?

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 09:51:29 PM »
I am using S&P plates with SBC shells and I have another set that I plan to use.

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 10:10:46 PM »
I'm running the TH400 with 2.73 gears.  Lopey takeoff but excellent on the highway.  I really wanted to put a 700R4 in there because I had a 3.73 to go in it, but then I'd be right back where I started, just with better takeoff which didn't matter for me..
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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2013, 11:58:20 PM »
Where do you get the S&P plates from?

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Re: 1986 c10 ls swap(lq4/4l80e)
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 11:46:45 AM »
http://hotrodlane.cc/ is Street & Performance.

I would just pick up some Transdapt plates: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/trd-4572