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LS1 Oil Pan Swap

Today we will be going over how to do an oil pan swap on a LS1 engine. This LS1 is from a 2004 Pontiac GTO and we will be switching the stock oil pan with a 1999-2001 Chevrolet Camaro LS1 oil pan. The reason for this swap is that the GTO oil pan has a front mounted pump and the Camaro pan has a rear mounted pump. This allows the engine to fit better in some custom installs.


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To start this oil pan swap you will need to drain all on the oil from your engine. Ours is already out of the car so we hung it in our engine shop to do this job.


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Now that the oil has been drained, We will need to remove the dust covers from both sides of the engine and the starter motor as these will be in the way.


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Once those are out of the way we can start to unbolt the oil pan and remove the dip stick. Once the pan is unbolted you will want to drop it out and set it to the side.


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Now that we have the oil pan out you can see the differences between the GTO oil pan and the Camaro Oil pan.


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With the oil pan removed we will then need to removed the baffle and the pick up tube from the bottom of the engine. You will also want to remove the block plug for the new dip stick tube to be installed into that hole.


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Now that we have removed all the old parts for this swap you will want to get all the new parts ready to be installed. We also set the old and new parts together so you can see the difference between the two styles.


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At this point we can start to install the new baffle and pick up tube. The baffle will be bolted down first and then the pick up tube. These will need to be torqued down to spec.


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With those parts installed, we will be sealing the 4 corners of the oil pan near timing cover and rear cover with black silicone. This will add a good seal to the oil pan when installed. At this point we will begin to mount the Camaro oil pan with the new seal on it. You will need to make sure that the pick up tube does not bind when you are bolting the pan on. Once the oil pan is in place you will want to install the new dip stick tube.


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With both the pan and dip stick tube installed on the engine the next step is to mount both dust covers and the starter motor. The last step for this swap will be screwing the new oil filter into place.  Once those are on, the oil pan swap is complete.


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As always, feel free to email or call us with any questions at clevelandpap@yahoo.com and 866-236-5031.

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1998 Chevrolet C5 Corvette LS1 Intake Gasket Swap

Today We will be going over how to change the intake gaskets on a LS1 Corvette.
The one shown is specifically a 1998 Chevrolet C5 Corvette.

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The first step to this process is to remove the injectors, coil harness, PCV hoses, and the EVAP lines.
From there you will need to removed the 4 bolts holding on the fuel rail. You will also need to take the bolts out from the throttle bottle and remove it.
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The next step will be to remove the 10 bolts holding on the intake and lift the intake off of the motor. This is the time that you will also wish to clean the section were the intake sits as there may be some grime and dirt which settled under it.
( make sure the clamp that holds the coolant bypass hose is removed )
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From here the intake is off of the engine and you can remove the old seals and foam pads as shown. At this time we suggest that you clean the intake while it is off.
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At this point you will want to pull out the new gaskets and pads to install. You want to make sure that all the gaskets as set in right and are flush.
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With the gaskets and foam pads installed you will want to set the intake on the engine.
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You will want to put lock tight on the bolts before you install them.
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Now with all the bolts in place you will want to torque them all down to 44 to start. Once they are all at 44 you will need to re-torque them down to 89 inch pounds.
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Now with the intake back, you may want to put a new gasket onto the throttle body while you have it off.
Once that is done you will need to install the throttle body, fuel rail, hoses, and lines that were taken off at the start.
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With that the intake is all reinstalled with the new gaskets and torqued to spec.

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83 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap Part II

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to present this 83 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap, which will show you how easily you can update your Gen 3 F-Body with a ton of bolt on Gen 4 Parts! We will be incorporating an LS1 Driveline swap, updated to larger disc brakes, a fourth gen Trans AM Interior, and incorporating every piece of a late model Trans AM into this classic beauty! Long live the 80s!

In the last installment of our 83 Trans Am LS1 swap blog we started off by showing how we received the Trans Am. We received a stock, 5.0L 83 Trans Am with the goal of swapping as many components out of a Fourth Gen as possible. We are going to build this 83 into a modern upholstered, fuel injected, tribute to the awesome era that was the 80’s!

In our last blog we left off with basically a bare shell with no interior and no driveline. We have since started to replace the old with the new. Take a look at the pictures below showing the modifications that we have done to the front cradle to allow for the fitment of the LS1 engine

We also opted to put bigger brakes on the TA to give it some more stopping power. We ordered a kit from bigbrakeupgrade.com that allows us to use fourth gen calipers and rotors on the front by modifying the stock 83 spindles.

The brake kit made installation a breeze and is a huge upgrade in both form and function.

We also began plans on modifying the firewall to allow for the installation of the fourth gen heater box, ac components, brake system and more.

 

Next we will begin mocking up the engine and blueprinting the underhood compartment to figure out where we are going to run our harness, ac lines, etc.

Stay tuned to our blog to see this car come to life.

83 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap

Cleveland Power and Performance is proud to present this 83 Trans Am custom build with Fourth Gen LS1 swap, which will show you how easily you can update your Gen 3 F-Body with a ton of bolt on Gen 4 Parts! We will be incorporating an LS1 Driveline swap, updated to larger disc brakes, a fourth gen Trans AM Interior, and incorporating every piece of a late model Trans AM into this classic beauty! Long live the 80s!

 

We want to show all of our customers that this third gen TA could be easily swapped over to a fuel injected LS setup with upgraded interior using almost all parts that we have here in stock.

We will be using the driveline, interior, rear axle, front brakes and more from a donor fourth gen Trans Am. Nearly all of the parts that we will be using in this build are here at Power and Performance, in stock and in our warehouse. This is truly an all “in house” build.

We started by striping the interior of the 83, and taking out the original 305 engine to allow for mock up. We are going to use as much of the fourth gen interior as possible. A good amount of the new interior fits nicely and does not require an extensive amount of modification. Other parts will require a some modification, but in the end will give the 83 a much need update.

This is just the beginning of an exciting build and we will be posting pictures of the process as we go. Please stay tuned to our blog to see this car come to life step by step! Next up we will mock up the interior and drive line to see how everything fits and looks. We will also start on the rear axle and upgraded front brakes. Please feel free to let us know what you think of the build!

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