My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Page 4 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by Showtime73 on Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:47 pm

They are both very nice! How much hp you think the 73 will make?
avatar
Showtime73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 1

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:51 am

Showtime73 wrote:They are both very nice!  How much hp you think the 73 will make?

Thanks, the 73 should be around 350ish @ the wheels on low boost (6-7psi) and 500+ wheel hp turned up (14-15psi).
avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:57 am

Limey SE wrote:Like it them wheels look real good on the 73

Beer Im already measuring on how to get a bigger tire on the back, the 275/60s just look so small on these cars, might try to squeeze a 295/65 in there.



Same height tire (28") on my 67
avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by Showtime73 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 am

I agree on the tires, I spent hours and hours looking for the perfect tire and I still think I came up short, literally. Mine are only 26.7, so I know the car will either come down or the tires will get bigger.
avatar
Showtime73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 1

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by impalamonte on Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:08 pm

I installed 295/ 45 's on the rear. Rear spring compressed , I have 3/8" clearance between the sidewall and INNER fender lip.
avatar
impalamonte
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 7

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:02 am

Had both cars out for the towns car show last month


avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:05 am

Put sound deadner and new carpet in the car after 5 years without any carpet


avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:08 am

And a new steering wheel


avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:41 am

Can anyone else see the pics of the ls swap on page 1, or is it just me? If not I guess Ill have to rebuild all the other pages..........cause I can see all the pictures.........


Last edited by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:25 am; edited 1 time in total
avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by alowerlevel on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:10 am

Also put a 4" electric cutout on the downpipe, then reduced it down into the single 3" exhaust that was on the car before.





Never thought 3" exhaust would look small...



2.5" vs  4"



Vid of the cutout while it was being mocked up

avatar
alowerlevel
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 6

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by NOMOREWORK on Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm

I just checked all the pictures are there

NOMOREWORK
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by Iguy on Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:19 am

alowerlevel wrote:Can anyone else see the pics of the ls swap on page 1, or is it just me? If not I guess Ill have to rebuild all the other pages..........cause I can see all the pictures.........

I can't see the pics on page 1 but all of the rest seem to work.

Awesome progress on your turbo build! Thanks for the updates. I'll be interested to see how you get the 4l80e in there, I've read a lot of A-body cars need to modify the transmission tunnel in the floor to get it to fit because it's bigger than the th350.
avatar
Iguy
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 3

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by NOMOREWORK on Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:55 am

When you swap transmissions will you also be swapping rear gears ?

NOMOREWORK
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by a-body on Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:05 pm

4L80e guy here, you MIGHT have either tunnel bumping or modifications in your future if you don't plan to alter position of the motor. I had my dirty dingo slider mounts all the way forward in the car (2" i think?) and I had to use banjo fittings for the trans cooler lines. The fittings cost about $60, but work excellent. I used a double hump crossmember, and I didn't know until recently pulling the motor and trans that it was bumping my floorboard. It looks like you'll have better luck than me based on this thread though, good luck!
avatar
a-body
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by TrendSetter on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm

you can fit 315/60-15 drag radials in the stock wheel wells if you roll the lip on the fenderwell. i also ran hoosier qtp 28x14.5-15s for a while on 15x10 wheels with 5" backspace. these cars can hook. back in its prime, my old one would show light under the front left on the street.

TrendSetter
G3GM Newbie
G3GM Newbie

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Re: My 73 Chevelle turbo LS swap

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 4 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum