Has anyone seen an LS and 4L60E in an FMJ body car?

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  1. 89.Fifth

    89.Fifth Well-Known Member

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    I've checked all the local yards and they don't keep anything that old. 42RE, sure, but not RH. Dunno why.

    Even the rebuilders I'm finding only list the RE.
     
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    Even if you have to spend $200 in gas to get one you'll be over a grand ahead. Hit Craigslist and search outlying areas. That's how I found both 518 transmissions for my Dad and I.

    Hell, drive out to Michigan across Canada and I'll help you pull one from the local pick and pull. I think they charge $150.
     
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    I get what you're saying. Neither is happening any time soon unfortunately. I got other stuff that's budgeted way before I get to that.
     
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    Have I seen it? Yes.




    My locals. The only reason I won't do it (besides feeling dirty) is that plebeian exhaust note. It's starting to grate on me like Vtec noises by the late 90s.
     
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    Now that's cool!
     
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    470 HP/Torque at the wheels? That ain't nothing to sneeze at!
     
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    Only on 12psi intercooled pump gas and through the stock 8.25" rear.

    This is why whenever somebody actually cares about going "fast for cheap" in 2019 the only correct answer is a turbo Chevy LS. End of story. No you shutup. Chevy built a 1000hp capable V8 and filled junkyards with MILLIONS of them. They won.

    ... Which is coincidentally the same reason I stopped caring about being the fast or cheap. Just build what you know/can afford and enjoy it.

    Because out here $80k SRT Demons are getting beat in the 1/4 mile by LS swapped Volvo wagons.

     
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    You know, I've seen some of the crazy shit Cleetus has been doing on his channel with factory short block LS engines. This is just insane, I love it.
     
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    I've been watching it also, he can blow stuff up.
     
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    Ruby was some of the wildest carnage I've ever seen in a block with no holes.



    Pistons, rods, and cam bits all ground into pieces and locked solid inside the intact block. Probably because he slammed the car into neutral the very moment it popped instead of blending up the internals on decel.
     
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    They do allot of what you shouldn't do before they do what should be done.
    They should have opened up the ring gap on that motor first, it should be done with nitrous also. Most of us could not afford to trash the parts they do, in the next video they show how even the turbo is junk.
     
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    On the boosted pull (second one) I thought they were gonna hang the left front wheel.

    Might be time for Brian to investigate subframe connectors.
     
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    [QUOTE="Opticon77, post: 88760, member: 2133"...]coincidentally the same reason I stopped caring about being the fast or cheap. Just build what you know/can afford and enjoy it...[/QUOTE]

    I'm 100% with you on that. Fast for cheap is great and a fun goal, but as we've seen from numerous builds over the years "low buck" ain't exactly what it used to be... it's pretty easy to get 7-9 thousand into an engine combo even when using junkyard and second-hand parts.

    I've got a friend with a partially dismantled Ramcharger that I may scavenge the drivetrain out of (360/727/9.25")... even if I get it for $0, I'll still be into it for more than the cost of my car by the time everything fits. Pretty easy to get upside-down w a $2000 vehicle.