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55superbeetle 11-23-2010 01:17 AM

83 242 V8 LQ4 swap
 
I guess I'm far enough along to start a build thread. The motor is a 2003 lq4 6 liter out of a Denali. Its basically a cast iron LS1. I mated it to a turbo 400 trans and i'm installing a ford 8.8 in the rear. I uses 2009 charger brakes up front with redrilled hubs and just the stock ford stuff in the rear. Wheels are just rattle canned 17" charger steelies. Injection will be handled by megasquirt because they want way too much money for the hack for the stock ecu.

I have built a lot of cars mostly turbo 4 banger stuff so I thought it was time for a chage. I am also doing this on a crazy tight budget. My original plan was to go turbo right off the bat but I recently found out I'm going to be a dad so it's going to stay NA for awhile.....but it makes around 340hp 380tq stock so it wont be that slow. I might try to sneak in a ls6 cam if I can score one for cheap.

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745 TurboGreasel 11-23-2010 01:24 AM

This build is kittah approvedhttp://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1...ity_normal.jpg

84 Blue 240 11-23-2010 01:29 AM

Excellent work so far. Welds are amazing.

jungledorifuto 11-23-2010 01:29 AM

looks like it's goin to burn some rubba.. lemme holla atcha holla holla hollalalalalalalalalalalalaalalaaa

Mylesofsmyles 11-23-2010 01:38 AM

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g4...beetle/015.jpg

WOW! :drool:

I think I would have been more inclined to go LSX if there were something like this in the marketplace!

Amazing craftsmanship...this'll be the best example of an LSX, er V8 powered 240 evah!

Keep it up and keep it classy!

BillyMaysHere 11-23-2010 02:19 AM

wow wow wow

swedishK 11-23-2010 02:23 AM

legit.

Josh 11-23-2010 02:28 AM

sooper dooper ballin

Trevor+ 11-23-2010 03:20 AM

Epic epic epic EPIC!

Silver 11-23-2010 03:22 AM

Wow, that's awesome.

Tamnakz 11-23-2010 03:30 AM

Looks fantastic!!!

What's up with the wheel studs? Looks almost like the brakes aren't installed, but the wheel is flush?

Karl Buchka 11-23-2010 04:25 AM

Looks like you're doing it right. Why did you bush those arms off the crossmember?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mylesofsmyles (Post 3474149)
I think I would have been more inclined to go LSX if there were something like this in the marketplace!

No you wouldn't.

cookiemonster 11-23-2010 09:06 AM

Nice, can't wait to see it when it's done good luck!

DNAsEqUeNcE 11-23-2010 09:08 AM

WHOA MAN!!??!?!

Whoa! where's you come from lol!?

now THIS is how you do it!

lt1240 11-23-2010 10:37 AM

Looks good!

TalkingGoats 11-23-2010 10:42 AM

You do good work.

740atl 11-23-2010 11:02 AM

Lovin it! How much ground clearance do you have with the new x-member?

Do you have plans to switch to another oil pan in the future or are you concerned about the depth of the truck oil pan?

about time someone did this with earnest!

Your next step should be to turbo the hell out of it like the Parish guys on LS1tech.com

Dan820 11-23-2010 03:27 PM

I thought the trucks had the really ugly lookin ram style intake, you swap out an LS!/6 unit for induction?

What's bolt pattern on the charger wheels? Adapters, wobblyheaded bob nuts?

I think i already love this car

i drift volvos 11-23-2010 04:09 PM

holly ish!!!

WeezilUSA 11-23-2010 04:53 PM

Awesome. The pan looks a bit of a hazard with how low it is.

jungledorifuto 11-23-2010 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dan820 (Post 3474827)
I thought the trucks had the really ugly lookin ram style intake, you swap out an LS!/6 unit for induction?

What's bolt pattern on the charger wheels? Adapters, wobblyheaded bob nuts?

I think i already love this car

5x115,he redrilled the hubs as he stated. looks like we have a decent welder/fab guy on our hands.. because it's still a cheap build!! FTW

Harlard 11-23-2010 05:07 PM

Subscribed

JohnMc 11-23-2010 05:08 PM

Very very nice looking work going on in this project!

boostabear 11-23-2010 05:08 PM

Wow. Been waiting for someone to swap an LSX nice like this in a 2xx. I'm loving ever detail, including the BMX pegs or extended studs lol

skunked 11-23-2010 05:10 PM

nice fab work.


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