Manny@Dasilva

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Well look what we got today !

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This little LS7 heart will be going into Jim's 1998 C5 Convertible :D

Along with a few other goodies .

Look for the build right here on the Canadiancorvetteforums.com
 
I wonder if Dale would notice the difference if I had one of these engines snuck into our car......YES. She's a car nut too and has a bit of a lead foot by times. She would definitely notice the difference. ;) Are there many things to change when going from an LS2 to an LS7? You know the old saying? Too much power is just right.
 
I wonder if Dale would notice the difference if I had one of these engines snuck into our car......YES. She's a car nut too and has a bit of a lead foot by times. She would definitely notice the difference. ;) Are there many things to change when going from an LS2 to an LS7? You know the old saying? Too much power is just right.

Keith , actually not much . It's pretty much a drop in :)
 
The gears are turning. Does a person need the dry sump setup? Just don't let me buy an engine from B.C. ;)

Not at all , you can convert it back to a wet sump , by using the LS3 or LS2 oil pan .

I now have a solid contact for engines , so if the need for a new power plant arises ......well ya know my number lol
 
Hi Guys,

Manny, 240Z were made from very, very late 1969 (but sold as 1970 models?) to 1973 I think. There were maybe some post 1973 240Z carryovers that may have had the 2.6 liter at the beginning of the 1974 260Z production, as there were some very late 1973 240Z that have the hidious 260Z front bumper.

I suspect that you'd be swaping the engine into a 1973 240Z as people who modded 260Z were rare, only one year of production before going to the 1975 280Z and 200 lb curb weight more as I recall.

But having seen some YouTube clips of LS1 240 cars, he is in for one kick in the seat ride, those cars were 2400 lb ish curb weight!! But as I recall from my friends 240Z, speeds above 115 to 120 mph were frightening due to front end wander. They had a bushing replacement for the front end to help with this, and this may also be what the G-nose for the cars was suppose to help lessen, more downforce to keep the front tires planted.

Cheers,

Garry
 
There's a 240Z around these parts with a 350 Chevy in it. I've seen it at some shows mostly around Wiarton in the summer. The thing is nuts and sounds absolutley wicked!

Glad to hear you got your LS7 Manny. :)
 
I remember those cars well. My younger brother had a modded `73 260Z that he put a 300ZX motor in with a Weber tricarb setup, headers, MSD iginition, etc. He replaced all the bushings with urethane ones to stiffen the ride. He raced the car 1 season running slolam courses with a car club out of London. The car went like a scared rabbit due to its' light weight and he was able to compete nicely with the other cars in the club. Unfortunately he sold the car to support a business venture as I`m sure he`d love to still own it.
 
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