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 92 Olds LSx Swap

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Cadet57



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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:25 am

95brmw wrote:

Fred was trying to push his mod as the easier way, might be easier if you're an expert welder (which I'm far from)

Fred thinks any of his mods is the easy way. Generally they're the hardest and most expensive instead.  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:21 pm

More progress today. Dropped the tank and put the truck fuel pump in, man I love working on rust free wagons! Filled the tranny up fired it up again, ran great this time. I was even able to move it around the driveway  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:48 pm

Time for a much overdue update. After weeks of ordering and returning stuff the Olds finally drives! I had to modify the AC accessory bracket I bought to clear the coolant tank, but it fits. The company I bought it from makes another bracket they just released that looks to clear everything better though. But for the time being it works  Smile 
Cooling system is together and filled, had to use a flexible hose from summit and an elbow off an LT1 hose for the lower one, used a stock lower hose from an LT1 for the upper too. The heater lines were formed using those goodyear springs that let you bend hoses.
I ended up buying the water pump spacers and a Camaro pump, the one I had with the bolt on pulley is junk and near impossible to get.

Exhaust is on, I ran stock LT1 on the back for now, and used some flex pipe to mate up the headers to it. One thing I found out is the driver's header dumps perfectly in line with the shift linkage, I had to smash one side of the flex pipe flat to clear it. I'm sure its restricting it but it will work until I can find a shop to do it right.

With all that I finally got to take the car out for a drive, what a great feeling that was! It sounds good and pulls hard. All my gauges work, the climate control works but the F* next to the outside temp keeps flashing, not sure what that means.

I have some issues to tend to, one major one being either a problem with the starter or the alternator. It's always cranked kind of slow and labored, and after my drive today barely turned over at all. I let it sit for a while when I got back and it cranked over like it did before. I'm getting 14v when the alternator is hooked up so I'm leaning towards a failing starter, or maybe the headers are throwing too much heat at it. Another issue is at least my primary fan doesn't come on. The relay clicks but the fan doesn't spin, hopefully just a loose connections somewhere. The next is possibly related to the fan not working, but the AC doesn't work. I charged it, compressor engages but I don't get cold air and the readings on both the high and low side pin on the high side. Hopefully a lack of cooling on the condenser is causing that. Beyond that I gotta put an intake together, no biggie there.

And now a couple pics

The LS picking up it's first meal


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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:59 pm

Nice job Dave! Hope to see it in a few weeks.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:24 pm

Want! Smile

Dibs. Smile

Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:18 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
Want! Smile

Dibs. Smile

Wink

Trade for a certain marshmallow?  Laughing 

Took it to work today, happy to say it made it with no problems!  cheers  I swapped out the battery with one of my many spares and the starting issue seams to be gone now. All I can say is holy crap this thing moves!
I looked into some of my issues last night, the passenger rad fan's motor is bad so I dug out my last spare and installed it. Same thing! I checked the motor and there's no resistance across the terminals on both of them. How I managed to buy 2 bad fans is beyond me but it's time for a trip to Autozone for a new one. I checked the fan on one of my other cars, those are around 30 ohms. I also took it for a ride with the AC on and it does work as long as there's air flow over the condenser. I cobbled together an intake using 3 different intakes and it works for now, pics to come later.
Next up is finding a shop that will do the exhaust work. And as a side note, if anyone plans to paint an iron block with rustoleum grill paint, be prepared for the car to smell for a while when hot  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:02 pm

Nice job, Dave. Seriously. Smile  Arrow 

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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:17 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Nice job, Dave. Seriously. Smile  Arrow 

Thanks Bill. Maybe you need a 6.0/T56 to relove the Marshmallow  Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:10 pm

Exactly what I WAS thinking... But now, 5.3/t56 will do it. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:16 pm

Dave can I bug you for some more pictures? Wondering how you ran/mounted the drivers side OTA pipe.  Arrow 
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PostSubject: Re: 92 Olds LSx Swap   Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:49 am

Cadet57 wrote:
Dave can I bug you for some more pictures? Wondering how you ran/mounted the drivers side OTA pipe.  Arrow 

I'll get you some pics of the exhaust. I used factory stuff and picked up brackets for the very rear. The holes are mysteriously already there in the frame so that was a bolt on. For the muffler hangers I used a universal from autozone.
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