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singleslammer
singleslammer GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/1/13 9:16 p.m.

I looked up volvo v8 swap and this thread popped up on Google. All roads lead to GRM.

scardeal
scardeal Dork
4/2/13 8:55 a.m.

If I were ever to do a CP Camaro, this sounds like an awesome way to do it.

singleslammer
singleslammer GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/2/13 1:11 p.m.

I am thinking that this will be the engine of choice for the Volvo 960 I am looking at.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 HalfDork
4/2/13 1:26 p.m.

thanks to this thread, ive been researching chevelle lsx swaps. im thinking 4.8, ls1 intake with a bigger throttle body, 4l80e with paddle shifters, and twins hung over the inner fender wells.

now i need money and time.....

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero Dork
4/2/13 1:36 p.m.

^ Build thread please sir if you do this

asphaltcowboy77
asphaltcowboy77 None
2/18/14 2:04 p.m.

So whats the best turbo set up for a 4.8l?

Bobzilla
Bobzilla PowerDork
2/18/14 2:05 p.m.

Catera LR4 swap?

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
2/18/14 3:32 p.m.

In reply to asphaltcowboy77:

Depends on your power goals . . .

  • MP T70
  • GT45
  • 60-1

Some peeps are evn running the evilBay turbos . . .

spitball
spitball
12/10/16 9:43 p.m.

In reply to Greg Voth:

i know that in internet years that this thread is ancient history, but i've been looking for a 4.8L for the prices i see quoted everywhere on the car magazine websites and in these forums ($100-$250 @85k-120k miles) and i can't find them anywhere for less than $500 unless they've got well over 200k miles on them. please: i want to know where you found your's at $150. where specifically did you find your's and where would be a good place to look?

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
12/11/16 1:58 a.m.

Prices have certainly been on the rise.

This one was off Craigslist from a truck that had rolled over.

I personally use Craigslist and car-part.com

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 7:25 a.m.

Damn the timing of this thread... While I'm fairly confident the L98 in the Vette isn't seriously locked, I also happened to see a 4.8 online last night for $600, still in the donor vehicle. If I could pick up the whole thing for sub-$1k that would be a very tempting option.

pres589
pres589 UberDork
12/11/16 7:33 a.m.

Depending on your level of fab skills, it would be hard to say no to a swap from an L98 that needs serious help to a 4.8. Do you live in a state where getting it smog checked would make this difficult?

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 10:53 a.m.

In reply to pres589:

No inspections at all.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 11:09 a.m.

Read this thread from start to finish, didn't pay attention to the start date til I saw a post from jhaas. RIP brother. :-(

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
12/11/16 11:36 a.m.

Man I can't believe I started this thread 5 years ago and has been brought back from the dead several times.

My most successful thread.

patgizz
patgizz GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 1:32 p.m.
petegossett wrote: Damn the timing of this thread... While I'm fairly confident the L98 in the Vette isn't seriously locked, I also happened to see a 4.8 online last night for $600, still in the donor vehicle. If I could pick up the whole thing for sub-$1k that would be a very tempting option.

Theres one in the swap meet section

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 5:17 p.m.

In reply to patgizz:

I'm allergic to rust.

patgizz
patgizz GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 6:15 p.m.
petegossett wrote: In reply to patgizz: I'm allergic to rust.

thats why it's a donor truck

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid UltimaDork
12/11/16 8:13 p.m.

In reply to petegossett:

I seriously hope you drop a 4.8L in an early C4 Vette. That would actually be a great swap.

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 8:33 p.m.

In reply to SyntheticBlinkerFluid:

I'd like to see the torque-curve of the 4.8 vs. the 5.3, and honestly I'd really like an aluminum 5.3 if I'm going through the effort, but if everything for a 4.8/4L60e swap is ~50% less than an aluminum 5.3 it just may be worth considering.

patgizz
patgizz GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
12/11/16 9:38 p.m.

A 4.8 is considerably less than an aluminum 5.3. People think those blocks are gold anymore because they realized the OD of the liners is the same as the ls1/6 so you can bore it out to 5.7. Stupid thing is you can do same to the iron block.

bluej
bluej GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
12/12/16 10:51 a.m.

how does $800 sound for a 3rd gen 5.3 truck motor, including harness/ecu/cats? My friend purchased a running one a couple years back and I'm considering getting it from him.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
12/12/16 10:53 a.m.

Get it.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
12/12/16 11:13 a.m.
bluej wrote: how does $800 sound for a 3rd gen 5.3 truck motor, including harness/ecu/cats? My friend purchased a running one a couple years back and I'm considering getting it from him.

If its not at your house in hte next 2 hours, you will be banned from the site.

GTXVette
GTXVette Reader
12/12/16 11:13 a.m.

Yo Pete, the engine from my 84 is still sitting here I bet my bud would let it go,He gave me 500, and hey they don't weigh any more than an LS anything iron. Prob. rebuild that one you have for 500 or 600,and I see stroker cranks around For Cheap,A driveable 425 hp. K I S S,when we change stuff It's never cheap.

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