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L59 swapping into 86 K5. Crossmember?

Discussion in 'Engine Swaps (Gas) LS, Vortec, LT1 , etc.' started by Pender1, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Arkansas_V8

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    Would an ORD cross member not be a big benefit in this swap, and theyre motor mount adapter plates. The plates put the motor in the same exact place as stock.


    If I am off base I apologize.
     
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    For a 4x4 yes, I would prioritize keeping the bellhousing in the same location as a Gen 1. That way i wouldn't have to make 2 new driveshafts.

    The universal 1" setbacks do that, but crash the oil pain into the crossmember, which is why ORD and PAC Fab and others offer a crossmember.

    You can get around it by notching the crossmember, dropping the t-case, or lifting the engine as well.

    There's many ways to skin this cat.
     
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    You are right.

    Budget, and what you are building toward.

    The only one that I personally would avoid is dropping the transfer case. In my area that would be bad.

    But then again I run a weak 208.
     

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