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Old 07-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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89 s10 ls2 swap

doing a ls2 swap on my 1989 s10,currently has a built 358 sbc in it and recently decided to change it up and go to a ls2 fuel injected,cant beat the power of a lsx motor. so i will be posting pictures of the swap as i go, and would appreciate all the helpful info along the way.

today i picked up my ls2 motor its out of a 06 trail blazer ss with 6k miles on it got it for a great deal
also my cpw h3 oil pan kit cam in
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Looks like a good start. You gonna put one in that vette too?
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

I'm going to be watching this one, and hopefully learn some stuff for my swap.

I have a 93 s10 that I want to swap a 5.3 into.

Good luck man!
Old 07-30-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

got my swap mounts in today

ordered a set of speedhut gauges for the build. I got the gauge idea from another members build he is doing. the ones i ordered are black backing silver bezel with red pointers and blue lighting

this picture of his gauges
Old 07-30-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Like the gauges.. How about a pic of the truck.
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

needs to be painted thats next after the ls2 swap
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

started stripping the frame for paint today



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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Nice build so far. Any plans for the ls2 or is it just pretty much going in as is?
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Thanks.. ls6 intake manifold ported,tsp torquer v3 cam,tsp push rods,ls7 lifters, lower pulley, nitrous works nitrous kit. about it for now
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

how much did those gauges set you back?
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Quote: Originally Posted by txsilverado
how much did those gauges set you back?
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

today my 2010 camaro l99 water pump came in



and my headers i got screwed over with from another member claimed they were 1 5/8 but there 1 1/2 there brand new were just bolted up
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Some good mods for the ls2. Sucks you got screwed over on the shorties.
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

shaved some holes in the fire wall and stripped the frame ready for primer


got 3 coats of primer on it laying the gloss black tomorrow

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painted the frame and fire wall gloss black with 3 coats of clear

3 coats of gloss black

3 coats of clear coat
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Looks good. Did you use a gun? If so what paint?
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yea i used a hvlp gun and the paint i used was the dupli color BSP200 - Jet Black
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

tsp torquer v3 cam came in today
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

I got some more parts in today

ls6 intake manifold swap

ls1 coolant cross over pipe

double valve springs,retainers,locks,valve seals

push rods
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

tore down the motor some so i can install my new cam shaft
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installed the camshaft and started on the valve springs



valve springs on both sides done
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

cleaned up the block and put the h3 oil pan on


set the motor in for the first mach up


got alot knocked out just figuring out what all i need to get or modify to get it all to work
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Since project man! The build is looking good!
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Nice! Your gonna love the ls power!
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Really clean work...Just wondering what did you do to clean and strip the frame. Also the L99 engine has VVT, and if I'm correct, the water pump should have some kind of spacing to make room for the larger timing cover associated with VVT engines. If so, what other accessories are you running (Car or truck)? I'm just curious to see what spacing is like for all the pulleys. Thanks and keep up the great work!
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Thanks, I used thinner and a wire wheel to clean the frame. the l99 water pump works great for running truck accessories with no spacers on the pump
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Quote: Originally Posted by chargedextreme
the l99 water pump works great for running truck accessories with no spacers on the pump
Looking good and moving pretty quick...Any pics of the water pump and truck accessories all bolted up...
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

put my suspension back on today speedway uppers,qa1 r series coil overs,blazer 2in drop spindles with duel piston brakes


mocked up the water pump and truck accessories

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Quote: Originally Posted by Lead foot
Looking good and moving pretty quick...Any pics of the water pump and truck accessories all bolted up...
Thanks man. Posted up some pics of it mocked up
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Thanks alot for your pics
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

my speedhut custom gauges came in today

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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

I would love to see some detail on how u install these and how u make your gauge pod. Great build btw keep up the great progress.
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Just realized your from stafford, my mom and sister live a little south of you in spotsylvaina.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 86jward
I would love to see some detail on how u install these and how u make your gauge pod. Great build btw keep up the great progress.
I will be making the gauge cluster tomorrow using a 1/8 thick textured abs plastic sheet in place of the stock cluster. tonight im fabing up the core support to inset the radiator into it. when you come in town next hit me up and check out the truck
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modified the core support so the radiator will fit inside it not done yet but here is where i left off at





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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Sure, I'd love to see one mostly done. Seem like nobody around here is doing an ls swap.
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

how well does the ls6 intake seal up on the ls2 heads because ls2 heads are cathedral ported on the intake side and ls6 intakes are setup to be on rectangular ported heads im not tryin to be negative or rip on your build I was just was wondering and thaught I would ask
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Quote: Originally Posted by j-cheezy
how well does the ls6 intake seal up on the ls2 heads because ls2 heads are cathedral ported on the intake side and ls6 intakes are setup to be on rectangular ported heads im not tryin to be negative or rip on your build I was just was wondering and thaught I would ask
Ls6 and Ls2 have cathedral port heads. The newer 6.2l and a few 6.0 come with the square port heads.
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Plus the ls2 heads are the same heads with exception of the valves. Ls2 has solid and ls6 has light weight hollow valves.
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

started doing the gauge cluster today








laying in there the reason its crooked in there
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forgot to show when my gauges came in
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finish the gauge cluster today

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plug wires and socks came in



Old 08-20-2012, 08:03 PM   #44
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

i really like those guages, but can't seem to find them on their site. can you help point an idiot in the right direction? they have a TON of selections.
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http://www.speedhut.com/custom_gauge...number-896.htm
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

got some more parts in today


corvette belt tensioner


fast fuel rail and moon fuel pressure gauge

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standalone wiring harness from cpw



and ecm
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

Couple questions, what PCM are you using? It looks like it only has 1 plug on your harness for the PCM, mine has 2, Red and Blue. Why did you get a Corvette tensioner if your running truck accessories, isn't the spacing for the belt going to be off, causing you to space out the tensioner, or does it mount on the waterpump? Did that engine have the stock GM red plug wires on it, and if so, do you want to sell them? Please feel free to pm me back on this question. Looks like a great build!
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Re: 89 s10 ls2 swap

with the newer camaro water pump (L99) you have to use the that tensioner with the truck pulley on the tensioner to get everything to line up so the belt fits. I did the same thing on mine and work great.
nice looking build, cant wait to hear it run
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yea the L99 water pump has a "truck" alignment, its spaced out from the block to clear the vvt.
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have not posted in a little but got some progress done

all the wiring harness layed out gotta tape and loom them in the am



powered up my gauges



where i put my harness threw the firewall not cleaned up and riveted on yet





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