LS? Engines for buggy

mebuildit

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Well, it's getting closer to getting an engine for the car. I have seen everything from LS1-LS7's crate engines to a custom built engine. Now I plan on going dry sump but am leaning towards having someone build up a nice solid piece.
I'm leaning towards a LS7 style 427 with aftermarket heads and a forged bottom end. What are some things that come up with these engines? Since I have seen everything from FAST intakes to individual throttle bodies.
What is everyones take on this set up?

Thanks in advance for the input.

-greg
 

Dezertpilot

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Keep it simple. I ''heard" that either the pistons or rods on the ls7's are the weak point but I cant see Ti rods being the weak point. Call a few engine builders and pick their brains.
 

MARXICO

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Save a bunch of money and Time ,

I have a Fresh 415 SBC All aluminm Brodex block 18degree heads Dyer rods Callies crank Best of everything 750 + HP profesionaly built , Braswell carb billet MSD headers and including compleat dry sump system $15,000 TURN KEY
I have double that into it ,
less than 25 miles on it
Hear it Run !

Mark 760-902-6275
 

Dezertpilot

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Thats only about a few grand more than a stock LS7 from GM performance parts. Sounds like a killer deal to me, go for it!!!!
 

mebuildit

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Mark, yes that is a good deal on that engine of yours. Although, I would like to use the newer style engine and take advantage of the fuel injection. Now I know that you can change a motor over, but I would like to start with something of a newer generation.
What is the best HP numbers to shoot for in a desert car? My car has an Albins in it, along with some 935cv's. I don't want to overpower it but in the same note, I don't want to be undrepowered either.

Thanks for the help guys.
 

Chris Tobin

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The GM Performance Parts LS3 (with the hot cam) is the bargain of the bunch!!!! It has nearly as much power as the LS7 (15-hp less if I remember correctly) and nearly the same torque but is about half the price of the LS7. Look into it. If you are looking for excellent driveablilty and longevity by a factory crate engine then enjoy!!!! GM even has a CPU and wiring kit for transplants than comes complete with the drive by wire throttle and all!

Have fun, hope this helps.
 

FarrisMotorsports

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Mark, yes that is a good deal on that engine of yours. Although, I would like to use the newer style engine and take advantage of the fuel injection. Now I know that you can change a motor over, but I would like to start with something of a newer generation.
What is the best HP numbers to shoot for in a desert car? My car has an Albins in it, along with some 935cv's. I don't want to overpower it but in the same note, I don't want to be undrepowered either.

Thanks for the help guys.
Keep it at 600HP and it'll last a loooong time....
 
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