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Offline hippo

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Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« on: September 30, 2010, 07:16:22 PM »
well as the title states, i've heard rumors of a diy v8 transplant kit for the kappa platform. anyone have anymore info on this?
« Last Edit: December 03, 2010, 11:02:37 PM by DeepBlueGXP, Reason: changed title »

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Re: ddm works diy v8 kit?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 07:48:27 PM »
Why not just call Dave at DDM and ask HIM ?!?!?!?!?!?
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Re: ddm works diy v8 kit?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 08:44:21 PM »

well as the title states, i've heard rumors of a diy v8 transplant kit for the kappa platform. anyone have anymore info on this?

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Re: ddm works diy v8 kit?
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2010, 07:10:03 PM »
well as the title states, i've heard rumors of a diy v8 transplant kit for the kappa platform. anyone have anymore info on this?
Not sure if they are working on one, we have had ours in slow development over the last 5 years and are about to officially release it here soon I promise!
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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 10:42:41 PM »
I can only imagine the damage I could do attempting a DIY engine swap.
I would rather pay to have you install it
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Being not very informed, what are the differences between the LS2, LS3 and LS7 engines besides the horsepower?


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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 01:25:11 AM »
And besides the price? An LS7 was 13k last time I looked.
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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2010, 11:45:05 AM »
Being not very informed, what are the differences between the LS2, LS3 and LS7 engines besides the horsepower?

http://www.gmperformanceparts.com/_res/pdf/MagazineArticles/ChevyHigh_LSMotorsDecoded.pdf

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 11:55:43 AM »
Some of the pertinent information didn't come through in the scan.

So they are all aluminum and the LS3 has the biggest displacement but unfortunately that does not include the actual weight.
that's something I am having a hard time finding anywhere.

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 12:54:04 PM »
LS7 is 7 litres LS3 is 6.2 litres

The weight of the engines has been mentioned somewhere here or the other forums. There should be very little weight difference the LS1 LS2 LS3 and LS7 they are all aluminum blocks afaik.
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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 10:08:11 PM »
Here is where I bought my engine when I did my conversion.

http://www.crateenginedepot.com/store/LS-Series-Small-Block-Engines-C509.aspx

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 10:59:28 AM »
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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 03:41:33 PM »
I love the power graph for that engine!!

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 09:17:48 PM »
I was thinking that if my engine gives up the ghost someday that I would consider the V6 from the current Camaros. Has anyone here played with one of these engines.  :huh:

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2010, 09:19:27 PM »
if you are going to swap, might as well do the V8. The difficult/expensive part is the hacking, not the engine.
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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2010, 09:23:07 PM »
Thanks Kenny, I'll keep that in mind.

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2010, 10:42:18 PM »
A very nice option is 3.8 V6 turbo out of a Buick Grand National. That's a nice V8 killer  :devil: I would be my choice.

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2010, 11:14:43 PM »
Has anyone ever done that swap?

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2010, 12:43:11 AM »
Not in a Kappa, that I know of. I seen a post that someone did a Subaru Legacy GT.

http://legacygt.com/forums/showthread.php/my-subaru-beat-buick-heart-140053.html?t=140053&highlight=buick

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Re: Is there a DIY V8 kit?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2011, 04:26:05 PM »
We have one available now!

WERKSracing Kappa/LSx V8 Conversion DIY Installation kit official release!!!!!



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« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 04:30:28 PM by werks »
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