V-8 Conversions

robert_a_dupree at bankone.com robert_a_dupree at bankone.com
Tue Apr 2 13:59:38 EST 2002

Correction Brett, LS-1's are not a known fit.  I suspect it can be made to
fit, much like I did with the LT-1Q.  However the use of the pre-1982
engine mount design rather than the later mount may or may not be
compatible to the block bolt patterns of the LS-1.

All that being said, with V-8Q's selling soooo cheap, why would you ever
invest the time, effort or gobs of money a conversion would actually cost.

BTDT (similar anyway)

Rob Dupree
     84 UrQ
     97 4Runner Ltd
     77 Dodge Colt Grp 2 SCCA Rally
     Inventor-Builder-Previous Owner:  the LT-1Q

PS:  The clutch was only problematic until we found that the input shaft
bearing adapter was machined out of round.  The weakest link seemed to be
the trans when driven like a lunatic.

Message: 13
Date: Tue, 2 Apr 2002 11:38:48 -0500
To: Howarth1 at aol.com, quattro at audifans.com
From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
Subject: Re: V-8 go in 100?

At 9:26 AM -0500 4/2/02, Howarth1 at aol.com wrote:
>Is there any good reason that one should not drop a V-8 out of a 1990 into
>1990 100?  Are the transmissions compatible?  Or will the V-8 chew it up?
>How about the drive shafts and front bearings, etc.?

Possibly, but An LS1 is a known fit, as a few folks have done(very
few.)  And yes, in that case, there were a lot of problems with the
clutch getting chewed up.


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