91 Pickup LS Swap

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Re: 91 Pickup LS Swap

Postby Honestbroker » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:58 pm

Don’t mind. Here’s the breakdown. I didn’t have a core so I paid for one. A local shop that builds transmissions, Rory and Son, did the work. This is no high power transmission, good for about 550-600 hp max. My engine is somewhere between 375 and 400 hp.
4L60e Core, 4L60e Core, Master overhaul kit w/ alto a-pak clutch kit, bushing kit, HD wide band, smartshell reaction shell, 1-2 accumulator piston, 3-4 accumulator piston, EPC solenoid, 1-2 shift solenoid, 2-3 shift solenoid, 29 element HD fwd clutch sprag, harness connector bracket, input speed sensor, fwd. accumulator piston, transgo reprogramming kit, TSI 2400 stall converter, filter, dipstick w/ tube,and flexplate.
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Re: 91 Pickup LS Swap

Postby Honestbroker » Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:49 pm

I thought this had posted before. Trying again.

4L60e Core, 4L60e Core, Master overhaul kit w/ alto a-pak clutch kit, bushing
kit, HD wide band, smartshell reaction shell, 1-2 accumulator piston, 3-4
accumulator piston, EPC solenoid, 1-2 shift solenoid, 2-3 shift solenoid, 29
element HD fwd clutch sprag, harness connector bracket, input speed sensor,
fwd. accumulator piston, transgo reprogramming kit, TSI 2400 stall converter,
filter, dipstick w/ tube,and flexplate.
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Re: 91 Pickup LS Swap

Postby Honestbroker » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:13 am

Brief update. The Super Shops oil pan answered the mail from a clearance perspective. It not only stays tucked up slightly above the crossmember, it also allows the entire engine and transmission to be inserted as one assembled unit. This is huge for me.
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Re: 91 Pickup LS Swap

Postby Honestbroker » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:00 pm

Good work this weekend. Got the motor and transmission into the truck as a single assembled unit. There’s still some more to do to accommodate the intake manifold. I’ve had to do a little bit of hammer mod work, and it’s still tighter than I’d like.
I’m stuck trying to figure out what exhaust headers/manifold Will be the closest fit. Still need a floor shifter; there seems to be plenty of room between the transmission and tunnel. Still need to place the tail mount. Still need to figure out a parking brake workaround. Still need to find a 96 Rodeo instrument cluster.
Advice and recommendations are always welcome, as are any questions.
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Re: 91 Pickup LS Swap

Postby Honestbroker » Mon May 03, 2021 3:51 pm

Another update:

Got the motor and transmission mounted. I bought a stock transmission mount (see photo) and modified, slightly, the original mounting plate. Once all that was done, the engine and transmission were assembled (pinion angle looks great) as it will be from here on out... except that I'll need to pull everything out one more time to facilitate some fuel, brake, and transmission cooling lines' installs.

Still need headers, heater line setup, 97 Rodeo instrument cluster, radiator, and probably something else... like a wiring harness. I just ordered TCI FAST-GATE Shifter (616541). Should be simple and reliable.

Here are a couple of pics. As ever, comments and recommendations are welcome.
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