View Full Version : LS1 engine swap

02-27-2005, 02:17 PM
Hey guys,
I'm looking to swap a LS1 into the 1st gen.

I'm to the stage of powdercoating my front clip but before I have it powdercoated... I've ready that you had to notch the frame to fit the LS1 engine. Can anybody verify this?


Nine Ball
03-01-2005, 09:07 PM
You only have to notch the frame for two reasons

1. If you plan on using the LS1 a/c compressor (f-body mounting position), which is on the lower passenger side.
2. If you plan on using a front-mount rack/pinion steering setup. The steering shaft has to pass thru the k-member.

Other than that, nope.