Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 21 to 28 of 28

Thread: VIN1049 - LS4 swap

  1. #21
    Dr. Bob Bob635's Avatar
    Join Date:  Aug 2011

    Location:  Hinsdale

    Posts:    75

    My VIN:    4675 and others

    Club(s):   (DMWC) (NCDMC) (DCUK)

    Just make the hole bigger. That's what I do.

  2. #22
    Not a DeLorean Guru
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Rochester, NY

    Posts:    1,962

    My VIN:    01049

    No pictures today, but I made a new battery cable, and I also set the primary and secondary fuel pressures on the two-stage regulator.
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

  3. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date:  Aug 2017

    Location:  Gorham, ME

    Posts:    6

    My VIN:    1596

    Quote Originally Posted by opethmike View Post
    LS rebuild
    Grind block for starter clearance
    What did the plan end up being for attaching the Starter?
    Since the LS4 is a transmission mounted starter, I figured it would have to adopt a new location?

    Looks great so far!

  4. #24
    Senior Member Josh's Avatar
    Join Date:  Mar 2013

    Location:  SK, Canada

    Posts:    1,648

    My VIN:    11408

    Club(s):   (TXDMC)

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpeterman View Post
    What did the plan end up being for attaching the Starter?
    Since the LS4 is a transmission mounted starter, I figured it would have to adopt a new location?

    Looks great so far!
    The starter mounts to the transmission adapter plate. Uses a fairly standard SBC high torque mini starter.
    Attached Images

  5. #25
    Not a DeLorean Guru
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Rochester, NY

    Posts:    1,962

    My VIN:    01049

    As an "while I'm in there", since there is a TON of room with the transmission out of the car, I will be replacing the rear brake hoses. That'll be in the next day or two.
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

  6. #26
    Not a DeLorean Guru
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Rochester, NY

    Posts:    1,962

    My VIN:    01049

    So those infamously annoying rear brake hoses come out SUPER easy when there is nothing in the car, lol.

    Tonight I installed the oil pressure sender, using the stock DeLorean piece and a thread adapter, and the coolant temperature sender. The nice thing about the LS heads is that they are symmetrical side to side, so there was a tapped hole for both CLT senders I am using. One for the dash gauge, the other to feed the MSD ignition box.

    SDC10900.jpg

    SDC10901.jpg
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

  7. #27
    Not a DeLorean Guru
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Rochester, NY

    Posts:    1,962

    My VIN:    01049

    Installed the uprated input shaft coupler tonight.

    SDC10905.jpg

    SDC10906.jpg
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

  8. #28
    Not a DeLorean Guru
    Join Date:  May 2011

    Location:  Rochester, NY

    Posts:    1,962

    My VIN:    01049

    So the weather has pretty much turned for the worse around here. I'm going to finish closing up my transmission tomorrow, and that will probably pretty much be it for work on the project until spring.

    Next steps, when the weather allows, are:

    1. Pull LS out of car
    2. Clearance block for starter
    3. Clearance bellhousing for starter and 350Z pressure plate
    4. Install adapter plate, clutch assembly, etc
    5. Mate transmission and engine, install starter
    6. Put power train into car

    Once that is done, the project should move along pretty quickly, as it is really mostly just assembly at that point. I am hopeful that I will be able to fire the car up in mid-to-late April.
    -Mike
    1981 DeLorean, heads/cams/exhaust, EFI
    1999 Corvette, heads/cam/exhaust, 440 BHP
    2005 Elise, stock
    2016 Chevy Cruze

Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •