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MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 24, 2020 11:37AM

To complement HealyRick's thread, here's a Hot Rod Mag article on LS crate engines.

Nothing like a Nasty Boy with Chevy Power! ;)

[www.hotrod.com]


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 24, 2020 03:22PM

Bessler's U-pull just down the road has Silverados with V8's. Their price sheet has V8 engines going for $216 + a $55 core charge. I would imagine it would not be too hard to find something suitable there.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 25, 2020 10:27AM

Probably the iron block variety, like mine. 2014 & up has an aluminum engine block.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 25, 2020 10:52AM

Yeah, the engines have been pulled from all the newer ones.But given time the aluminum ones should become available. How much time? Maybe another 10 years for all I know.

jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 25, 2020 02:17PM

"Yeah, the engines have been pulled from all the newer ones."

Whew! That was close. ;)


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Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: mgb260
Date: July 25, 2020 02:57PM

There also was a older Trailblazer with the aluminum 5.3. LS4 had better heads though.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 26, 2020 11:36AM

One of these days when we get the gang together again here at Blackwood Labs, and provided I am able to set a little cash aside for it, we might run out to Bessler's and see if we can find an aluminum block LS. Maybe in the fall if things go well.

Jim



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Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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Re: GM LS Crate Engines
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: July 27, 2020 08:26AM

Sounds like fun!


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