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Old December 3rd, 2016, 07:41 PM
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Couldn't afford the $350 to ceramic coat the exhaust manifolds, so got them media blasted locally & painted with VHT ceramic paint. Then cooked them in the oven as per the curing instruction.

Came out pretty good

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Old December 3rd, 2016, 08:54 PM
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Any videos of LS swapped Defenders doing this?

https://www.facebook.com/dakotacusto...8440172937467/

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...944485097&_rdr
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Old December 17th, 2016, 12:21 PM
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Gents,
I'm Looking at building an NV4500 to Gen I Chevy 350 using Nicks kit in my '83 110. No it's not as fancy or refined as the LS build, but I'm trying to keep it carburated and under budget and also minimize down time, as it's my daily driver. One thing I'm uncertain about is the motor mounts. Anyone seen this type of setup or have any advice? Cheers!
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Old December 17th, 2016, 01:16 PM
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Gents,
I'm Looking at building an NV4500 to Gen I Chevy 350 using Nicks kit in my '83 110. No it's not as fancy or refined as the LS build, but I'm trying to keep it carburated and under budget and also minimize down time, as it's my daily driver. One thing I'm uncertain about is the motor mounts. Anyone seen this type of setup or have any advice? Cheers!
Why go SBC, a good used LM7 will be more reliable, better fuel economy and all the parts are now available. I can't see it being any cheaper unless you have motor sitting in your shop & you'd have had to pay for that already.... why reinvent the wheel ?

If you want to minimise the downtime then going LS is the better way, you can prep all the parts up front, use Nick's bolt-in engine mounts if your already have a V8 or the weld-in if not.... just a thought.
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The SBC keeps all mechanical and anything is an improvement over the 2.25 for power and fuel economy.

Do you know if the engine mounts on the SBC and LS are in the same position?
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The SBC keeps all mechanical and anything is an improvement over the 2.25 for power and fuel economy.

Do you know if the engine mounts on the SBC and LS are in the same position?
Looking at the SBC/LS conversion brackets offered by ICT, I'd say not. You'll need to come up with some after you have the drive line installed & bolted up onto the t'case mounts.

Why not go this route...

How to Swap in a Carb-Equipped LS Engine - Super Chevy Magazine

Best of both worlds then & will make the install easier too. I'm not sure of costs but by the time you've purchased the carb conversion stuff it might work out more expensive than just converting the EFI to stand-alone.
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Looks like $300 just for the LS carb intake.. another $300 for a carb.... not sure id go the carb route at that price.
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Go with one of those new, standalone fuel injection systems, instead of a carb. FiTech, Edelbrock E-Street, FAST Fuel Injection Kit, etc. Lots on the market now.

https://www.amazon.com/FiTech-Fuel-I...eywords=FiTech
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Old December 17th, 2016, 05:32 PM
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Nice find, Andy, I'll have to look into that one a bit more. I will look into that/those conversion brackets or fab my own if needed.

Kent, I was looking at that option further down the road.

Thanks for the quick advice, all.
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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:11 PM
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Go with one of those new, standalone fuel injection systems, instead of a carb. FiTech, Edelbrock E-Street, FAST Fuel Injection Kit, etc. Lots on the market now.

https://www.amazon.com/FiTech-Fuel-I...eywords=FiTech
And why spend the money on that when making the factory GM gen III loom stand-alone is so easy, all the tech is available on-line and costs about $200 to do including getting the ECM reflashed ???
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And why spend the money on that when making the factory GM gen III loom stand-alone is so easy, all the tech is available on-line and costs about $200 to do including getting the ECM reflashed ???
Perhaps not the best option for his situation, but a good mod for some applications. I'm considering it for my 3.9, because I'm having issues with the 20 yr old fuel injection system.

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Perhaps not the best option for his situation, but a good mod for some applications. I'm considering it for my 3.9, because I'm having issues with the 20 yr old fuel injection system.

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Well... That just sounds like the ideal time to ditch the 3.9 and go LS !
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Old December 17th, 2016, 08:30 PM
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Well... That just sounds like the ideal time to ditch the 3.9 and go LS !
~$1500 vs. ~$10k+ Easy decision for me. Haha

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