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Old October 12th, 2014, 11:29 AM
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Also not to mention the fact that the ethanol content is really messing with everything except metal lines....personally I would run tubing as much as possible...buy it in bulk and just run it yourself..compression fitting for the ends work great where you need to change to flexible sections..
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Old October 12th, 2014, 04:20 PM
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no to detract from the thread but wouldn't a P38 with a Gen III or Gen IV be awesome .

O.. BTW the I am still raving about my Gen III kit. I love it, love it, love it. All I hear now is KM2 and wind noise with the top off, I can not hear the motor running at all. Its typical operating RPM is 1000 - 2000 rpm. I have not really noticed much of an improvement on mileage but I am pushing a super aerodynamic defender at warp speed so I can't understand why not, yuck yuck.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 05:54 PM
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I'm considering Chevy 350 engine conversion on my '94 D90 and would love to hear more about your experience (part sourcing, cost, etc.).


Thank you.


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Old October 15th, 2014, 06:40 PM
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A little LS LR delight... Jim 'Giggle Pin' Marsden winning the prologue for King of the Glens 2014, crank the volume & enjoy

http://youtu.be/Uz2uxxKZFPg
YES YES AND YES, starting the transformation on mine this weekend
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:17 PM
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I'm considering Chevy 350 engine conversion on my '94 D90 and would love to hear more about your experience (part sourcing, cost, etc.).

Thank you.

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Why bother with an old piece of tech when you can pick up a 5.3 LM7 for $500 and have efi ?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:29 PM
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Why bother with an old piece of tech when you can pick up a 5.3 LM7 for $500 and have efi ?
x2 a Chevy 350 was THE motor till about 1992 now there are so many better options that I wouldn't consider a 350. Read this thread, drool, then go find an LS engine on the cheap.

The rest is just time and money, if you're going one off then you better be sure you have both or a lot of one or the other
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Old October 16th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
Those things are works of art.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:19 PM
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Those things are works of art.
I'm still drooling over mine.....


So, next project for Nic is a cheap crawler box (cause I can't afford an Ashcroft one) using the guts out a BW transfer case ;~)
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:20 PM
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I'm still drooling over mine.....


So, next project for Nic is a cheap crawler box (cause I can't afford an Ashcroft one) using the guts out a BW transfer case ;~)
The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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Chance do yourself a favor and send Nick a PM. How are the radiators coming and the brackets to use a rover shifter?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:27 PM
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Still have 9 adapters on the shelf!
May have missed it, where's the price?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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May have missed it, where's the price?
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Old October 16th, 2014, 02:24 PM
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The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
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Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
I have a perfect range t case I will let go cheap if interested.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:05 PM
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Another option I'm looking at is a range box between the trans (NV4500 in my case) and Nic's adaptor. One option :

http://www.behemothdrivetrain.com/ST...RIVE_KITS.html
Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
Wow!
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Old October 16th, 2014, 03:38 PM
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Unfortunately that would put your LT230 in the back seat.
I still favor the Ashcroft underdrive or crawler gears. But... The 6L80e has a 4.027 first gear. Pretty nice!

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 12:11 PM ------

Anyone seen the GM 8L90 yet? Dying to get my hands on one. Yes, eight gears.
Available in the 2015 Sierra with the Gen V LS.
4.56 first gear.
My neighbor has the same tranny in his new Stingray… Im sure there will be plenty of folks fish tailing into trees in those things.. keep checking ebay
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Old October 16th, 2014, 11:28 PM
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no to detract from the thread but wouldn't a P38 with a Gen III or Gen IV be awesome . O.. BTW the I am still raving about my Gen III kit. I love it, love it, love it. All I hear now is KM2 and wind noise with the top off, I can not hear the motor running at all. Its typical operating RPM is 1000 - 2000 rpm. I have not really noticed much of an improvement on mileage but I am pushing a super aerodynamic defender at warp speed so I can't understand why not, yuck yuck.
Exactly! I just bought a '98 HSE with that in mind! The 4.6 only had 86k on it and the truck was pristine. Despite the fact that this engine is going to be great in the 90, it is just gutless in the hefty p38. I am currently shopping for some easy and efficient power boosting power plant swaps and/or tranny options. Hoping to keep the look of the auto and interior console.

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 08:29 PM ------

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The P38 adapter is next. Currently working on that.
Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Old October 17th, 2014, 12:43 AM
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Exactly! I just bought a '98 HSE with that in mind! The 4.6 only had 86k on it and the truck was pristine. Despite the fact that this engine is going to be great in the 90, it is just gutless in the hefty p38. I am currently shopping for some easy and efficient power boosting power plant swaps and/or tranny options. Hoping to keep the look of the auto and interior console.

------ Follow up post added October 16th, 2014 08:29 PM ------



Thank you thank you thank you!!!
^ Yes, my daughter who was driving my 98 4.6 P38 for a while ran it with no water and dropped a sleeve will be inline for this, currently looking for a pullout for the 95' LWB RRC which is going to get it first
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