October 18, 2018, 08:33:20 PM

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Offline Dirtysocks

New member looking for info and parts.
« on: July 20, 2018, 08:54:58 PM »
Hi, looking forward to researching and also contributing info on  ls swaps into an fd.
Coming from the world of vipers and mustangs.

I also have a ls swapped '70 nova.

I finally picked up an fd lhd roller, can't wait to get cracking.

I am looking for mounting solutions and headers.
I'd also entertain a gto t56.

I'll start a build thread as soon as I get my stuff together .

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Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 09:02:05 AM »
I'd take a look at Ronin/Samberg for mounts.   Hopefully in the very near future they'll have a top shelf header solution as well.
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Offline Cobranut

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2018, 10:59:34 AM »
I'd look for an Fbody t56.  Iirc the gto has worse ratios.
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Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2018, 05:48:23 PM »
Yeah, MN12 (GTO) is fine with an 8.8 rear when you have gearing options, but the low gears are annoying in 1/2 with 4.10s.
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1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
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Offline Dirtysocks

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2018, 06:04:46 PM »
I'd look for an Fbody t56.  Iirc the gto has worse ratios.


I'm in Toronto, Canada.  I think I'd have an easier time tracking down Bigfoot instead of a t56.

I'll look into those Samberg mounts, thanks.


Offline spacevomit

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2018, 06:19:38 PM »
Maybe look at getting a new T56 Magnum if you can swing it. That's what I want to do.

Offline Dirtysocks

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2018, 07:08:44 PM »
Maybe look at getting a new T56 Magnum if you can swing it. That's what I want to do.

Just bought a tr6060 complete with clutch and everything locally for 2k CAD which is like $7.50 USD.

If the remote shifter doesn't jive , I can always get the tailshaft/shifter conversion kit for $450 and still be ahead of the game vs. Buying a t56.


Now, I have on hand a ly6, lq4 and a lq9,  so I can pull the heads off the ly6 and shove them on the lq9, but I would really love an aluminum block.

I plan on turbocharging this car, so I'm torn between using what I have vs. Lighter block.

I wonder how much of a difference the weight difference makes.

Offline spacevomit

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 07:38:27 PM »
I'd use an aluminum block for up to ~800bhp, it's a good weight savings.

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Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 07:42:20 PM »
Iím in Toronto, Iíll sell you my t56!  Looking to get a magnum anyway.


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Offline jwvand02

Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2018, 05:36:47 PM »
You seriously can't beat Ronin for any of the parts they make. They're super active here and every time I've had any sort of question and sometimes even some constructive criticism, they've been extremely responsive and receptive. Those guys are seriously in it because they love it and want to do things the right way.

Also like you said it seems like at this point it's practically a no-brainer going TR6060 or T56 Mag unless you happen to just have a T56 in your garage. Used pullouts are commanding ~$2200 in my area these days, which by time you have it rebuilt you could have a brand spankin new T56 mag.

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Re: New member looking for info and parts.
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
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