LS Swapped 69 Charger

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    There are a couple of companies that offer brackets that allow you to weld/Bolt in the the C5/C6 Cradle in the front and rear. I have been researching this for a little while for my 68 Charger.I am considering a Viper Chassis now but track width is about 4 inches wider. Progressive Automotive sells the the weld in frame stubs for front and rear. Dobbertin Permormance sells bolt in with the option of narrowing the rear cradle. He also sells a adapter for the transaxle to run a transmission behind the engine instead of the torque tube that the corvette uses. Although he offers the ability to narrow the rear at the moment the front is standard width. The track width is wider that the charger so it creates a problem. Also GZ Motorsports sells a air pump for the LS engine can be mounted pretty easy. That is if you continue to have problems with crankcase pressure. I would assume that you are only running about 12 Pounds of boost. 600 hp is a safe max on stock internal ls engines before they fly apart. Next time 2j swap the charger LOL. People will really get pissed.
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  2. Pritchert403

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    Havent done too much lately, I’ve been busy moving houses. Just put a new VS racing 78/75 on and did some tuning. This thing really moves now lol. And I took it out today to play in the snow
     
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    • Photon440

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      Nice stance. Did you have to adjust the front torsion bars for a weight difference?
       
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      X2 on the stance, looks awesome:thumbsup:. Play time is the best motivator, enjoy.
       
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      • Don selleck

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        cool how is the handling and steering so far any dialing and adjustments involved
         
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        Nope didn’t adjust them. It was basically riding on the bump stops with the 440, and it just happened to be at the perfect height after the swap lol

        I haven’t done anything with suspension yet but even now without sway bars or any other upgrades on it’s amazingly stable and flat in corners. The borgeson box is great, fast ratio and super tight
         
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          Love your car and your ingenuity. Have fun and be safe...
           
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          Great car and great engine choice! I have an ls in my 69 camaro and it’s a dream to work on !
           
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          I saw this and felt like putting a 440 in a split window Corvette!
           
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            I'll watch that build if you decide to do it.
             
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              Thatd be cool I’d watch that build, that’s awesome !!
               
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              Broke the driveshaft a couple days ago and put a massive dent in the floor. Oh well, I guess it just gives me an excuse to tear the car down and start doing racecar stuff lol
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                Well that sucks! tends to happen when you start building boost and have a little too much traction...;)
                 
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                  Hey Pritchert, you’re obviously wiser than your years

                  Hope “race car stuff” means big suspension, brake, tire/wheel upgrades to handle that power

                  maybe a cage and restraints too

                  Sweet build you have here

                  what ratio is 1st in that trans?

                  727s are 2.45 I think

                  just wondering if the trans is multiplying torque a lot more than stock...
                   
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                  • Don selleck

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                    and a drive shaft loop, bad ass car. :thumbsup:
                     
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                      Thank you!
                      Yes it does! And a lot more, I have so many ideas for this car its crazy lol.
                      The first gear is 3.06 I believe
                       
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                        Someone is having fun:thumbsup:.

                        Yes, a driveshaft loop is about do for installation lol. I broke one at the transmission once, it stuck in the road and catapulted the whole ass end up in the air.. scary!
                         
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