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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Hello everybody,
I have been a member for awhile, and bought several parts from members here. I also have used this site for answering MANY LSX / G-Body questions!! In short, I couldn't have started my project without you guys! Thank you!!!
I have started my build up documentation at http://hotrodregal.com/ . Its in the preliminary stages, and will be an on going thing. I wanted to show as much about my build up as possible while giving back to the G-body community. Please feel free to check it out, comment, ask questions etc. I promised build pics to this site, so here we go... Its not to the LS 6.0 install yet, but those photos are coming.

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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:58 pm 
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Hey Matt,

This is nick, you had come and bought a few grand national parts from me when i lived in florissant.

Good to see your back at it. first time ive seen your car, looking pretty sweet cant wait for the new transformation. keep the updates coming!!!!


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 Post Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 11:13 am 
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Good to hear from you Nick!
Yup its been awhile - I started the tear down awhile back, its just been taking awhile to find the right deals on the parts that I want. Good parts for good prices can be found though!!!
Keep checking back on my blog, I should have some 6.0L LS pics up soon! Its such an easy swap too! Just takes time & $$$ :mrgreen:

See ya around

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 Post Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Just a quick update, Engine Pics are up.
Just thought I would let everybody know that's not RSS or following.
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http://hotrodregal.com/

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 Post Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Fuel System pics with part #'S are up... I waited until these were published before I posted them...

www.HotRodRegal.com

Also, check out the soon to be released book Gm G-body Performance Projects book by Joe Hinds at Bulldawg Muscle Cars. It is on sale at Amazon.com now!


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 Post Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:45 pm 
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I re-engineered the brake/suspension package recently, the pics are up on my website. All you autocross guys may find it interesting! www.HotRodRegal.com

I gotta say Marc Savitske knows his craft...check out www.SCandC.com (his website) while you are at it. The solution is a bit pricey, but making a G-body with near zero bumpsteer is an interesting concept.

Enjoy G-body fans!

Matt


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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Nice write up good looking work so far! Keep it up! Now I just need to convince you to get a "man pedal" instead of the auto :)

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 Post Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:37 pm 
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OK G-body people... Custom - Inner Fender Modifications for the front inner fenders... Its up and posted... Enjoy!!!

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:35 am 
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have you ever measured the engine/trans angle with those mounts? reason i ask is everytime ive had a set of those mounts in a car the drive line angles were horrible. from 7-9* most of the time. i always end up cutting them up to get were i want them.

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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:47 pm 
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Yes I did measure the drive line angle at the output shaft of the 4l60e. It was right where it needed to be using the G-force crossmember and the BRP motor mounts.(3 1/2 degrees if I remember correctly) Now, unfortunately the Moroso 7qt oil pan with trap doors and baffling did not work. I had Moroso cut the edge of the passenger side of the pan to clear the frame. I performed all that with a B-body spindle swap for the front suspension. Currently , I switched back to the G-body spindle for the larger baer brakes along with Howe Racing tall ball joints. I actually need to raise the engine about a 1/4" to clear the center link/front of the oil pan now. The center link is ever so slightly contacting the oil pan at the tie rod joint. No big deal though, because I have the 1/4" plates cut and ready to match drill the holes. Also, I am seeing some of the Chevelle guys have that issue with the center link. (A-body). I will have to check the drive line angle again though after the 1/4" plate install.
I suggest talking to Jeff at BRP to see if you can find a solution. I'm not real sure why you have those extreme angles...


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 Post Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:23 pm 
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the a-bodys is were most of the issues i ran into came from when using those mounts. i shoot for 3.0-3.5* myself, also has lots of clearance problems with pan aswell with the inners. had to make sure we got inners with the zerk on the back side. although ive never done a swap using the pan you have... your build is looking great by the way. like the attention to detail so far.

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 Post Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Got some usable info for you LS engine swap guys

Radiator hose part #'s I used.

Upper hose: Gates 21837
Lower Hose: Gates 20159

Check out the pics and details
www.hotrodregal.com

hope it helps a few folks!
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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Custom Wheel pics are up...

A GREAT experience from a major vendor!!!

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 Post Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I like your site and will use it as a reference. Do you believe that it's a necessity to remove the AC/Heater to get one of these LS motors into a G-Body, or does it just make it a lot easier?

Thanks,

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 Post Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:03 am 
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I am not really certain that you need to remove the A/C Box for the install of a LS engine. But I am certain it depends on which motor mounts that you use. The after market is really coming around with coil relocation kits so I wouldn't be afraid to try anything really.
Good luck if you try an LS swap.... I am getting ready to help a very good friend with one in a REALLY COOL el-camino. He wants to put a carb. on it!

Oh and its been awhile, but new pics and info is up on www.hotrodregal.com
I just finished my power steering lines and a power steering remote reservoir installation. Its got some good info on how to make a close out panel for your inner fender too.

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