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    86 Monte SS getting an LS2



    I am still trying to come up with a project name for this thing. Not having a very inspiring moment right now, not coming up with anything.
    Before I tore into the car AGAIN, i looked like this:



    I had a 95 LT1/T56 that will soon (hopefully) be changed to an LS2/T56.

    T he motor from is from a Trailblazer SS with very little miles on it. It is still setting in the back of the truck, so when I get it out I will take more pics of it & post on here. I will try to keep this updated, but I am bad at doing that so don't yell at me if I skip around. I don't have many parts yet, will update that as they come.

    Here is the car in the back garage waiting for the LT1/T56 to come out. They are currently out & LT1 has been sold.



    Here is the motor still setting in the back of the truck:

    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    Here was the very first time I had seen this car, it was at the Corvette Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis. It had a 383 in it, skinnies up front, maybe a 245 in the back. Flat/stock hood, Interior parts painted white, column painted white. It was OK, But wasn't a paint scheme I would have picked.



    Then a little while later a coworker said there was a Monte at a bank in his home town that was for sale. So I went and looked at it, no motor/trans, 4 spares for tires, radio gone.... the usual stripped look. I guess the bank had repossessed it & they stipped all the goodies out before the bank took it. It was the perfect car for an LT1/T56 swap that I had been wanting to do. So I bought it for next to nothing. And started gathering parts. I didn't care for the paint scheme, but the more I looked at it in the garage, the more it grew on me. Found the LT1/T56, found a Grand National rear...... and first time on the road it looked like this:



    Then I started a cam swap, & that turned into an exhaust swap, suspension swap, brake swap hood swap and on and on and on. Then looked like this:



    So now it is time for another change.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah Scot. Get crackin' already willya! That motor won't take itself out of the truck...

    (j/k Bro...mostly...but congrats!)
    Ron in SoCal
    69 Camaro in progress
    http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=31246

    Used to be known as flash911

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    Yeah Yeah Yeah, I can't turn a wrench while setting here mentoring Beta software testers at the ball room in the Marriott. But I can surf a little.

    Plus the yard back to the back garage is a little soft for a 6000lb truck to drive on.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    LS2 huh? Are you going to use the old T56 behind the new motor? If you want some help Im all for it!!!
    Douglas Lutes
    1988 Monte Carlo SS

    "Never race anything you can't afford to set on fire and push off a cliff."

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    I sort of like those scallops with the solid cowl hood... its different in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicMonte View Post
    LS2 huh? Are you going to use the old T56 behind the new motor? If you want some help Im all for it!!!
    I had debated that, was told it would be easier to just go with an LSx version of the T56 instead of converting the LT version over.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_SS View Post
    I sort of like those scallops with the solid cowl hood... its different in a good way.
    Thanks. Like I said it grew on me. When I got the cowl hood I knew I was going to have it painted a solid maroon instead of the scallops. Scallops on the hood I felt were just too much. If/when I ever get to paint it I would go with some type of blue or gray.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    your old T56 for sale????

    Douglas Lutes
    1988 Monte Carlo SS

    "Never race anything you can't afford to set on fire and push off a cliff."


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    Sweet. Look forward to seeing updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SicMonte View Post
    your old T56 for sale????
    I had them listed together as a complete set, got lots of requests on the tranny, not much on the motor. Had someone that wanted the motor, so I sold it & now no interest in the tranny. Listed it for $1700 for tranny, Hurst shifter, bell housing, flywheel, clutch, hydraulics.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    hmmm......would that work with a gen 1 sbc? pm me bro.
    Douglas Lutes
    1988 Monte Carlo SS

    "Never race anything you can't afford to set on fire and push off a cliff."

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    I'm in for following the "build/rebuild"!
    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by SicMonte View Post
    hmmm......would that work with a gen 1 sbc? pm me bro.
    It will but I believe it will require a different flywheel & probably clutch setup too.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    I have been debating on the oil pan, was leaning towards the CTS-V pan for some extra ground clearance over the GM musclecar pan. Gonna run about $250, but then I am also debating the stamped steel Autokraft pan. It has road race style baffles, holds 5.5 qts, costs $400. I better make up my mind now, I don't want to go one route & then pull the motor back out to change the pan.

    Autokraft pan:
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    Motor mount adapter plates arrived today. Trans-Dapt 1" set back plates.

    What size threads are the tranny to block bolts? Need to get some for the engine stand. I'm lazy I don't want to search through my bolt box for some that fit.
    Scot
    86 Monte SS
    Soon to get a near 500hp LS2/T56
    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...getting-an-LS2

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    10mm x 1.5 pitch, IIRC
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    This is awesome! I can't wait to see that LS2 nestled between those fenders!
    Andy McCatherine

    1982 Monte Carlo SS (clone)

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    Here is a picture of the Holley LS Retro-fit oil pan I purchased for my LS3 conversion, its really a nice heavy duty pan, I got it for just over $400.00 and I think I'll be happy with it. it comes with the baffle plate and the oil pick up tube.

    *Note picture for reference only*



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