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Old 25th November 2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

G’day All.
I’m now seriously thinking of going with an LS3 into #97.
I know it’s sacrilege, so keep the responses kind please.
Just after advice from the few that may have already done so in a DRB and any suggestions they can offer.
I will no doubt have many questions in future with regard to the build and fitting of the transaxle etc.
Helpful advice welcome

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Old 26th November 2017, 05:45 AM   #2
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

Well although ive been a true blue ford fanatic all my life, the LS3 is a no brainer, its light, strong, supermarkets full of go fast goodies, and is with out a doubt the cheapest HP you can buy. just paint it blue and no one would no the difference.
Flatchat makes a great adaptor plate flywheel kit as well.
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Old 28th November 2017, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

Cheap durable horsepower! I would do it.

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Old 6th December 2017, 05:22 AM   #4
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

Spend the extra and fit a Coyote. Correct brand for a GT40 and a lot more fun to drive with an ITB setup. The induction noise will make you smile every time you drive it.
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Old 6th December 2017, 06:55 AM   #5
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

Unfortunately Roger, thereís not much other than the bodyshape in our replicas that resembles the original, therefore as far as Iím concerned Ďbrandí isnít high on the priority list.
The Coyote is a great engine but dimensionally itís enormous, whereas the LS is near as dammit the same dimensions as the Windsor, therefore making fitment much easier IMO.
You can get ITB for the LS as well.
Not interested in starting a Ford versus Chevy debate just looking at best Ďbang for buckí setup.
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Old 6th December 2017, 07:31 AM   #6
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What Kaspa says, 500 hp straight outa the box and no sweat
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Old 6th December 2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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My Cobra has a blown LS in it and itís an absolute weapon !!
I took it to the All Ford day in Geelong and nobody seemed to realise what brand engine was fitted.
Was a little cheeky but got away with it.
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Old 8th December 2017, 09:18 AM   #8
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

LS is a no from me......lol...
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Old 8th December 2017, 04:03 PM   #9
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

I hear ya Dave !!
I may get a Chevy badge for the front clip like the Boguns do on the back of their commodore utes..
If it wasnít for our ridiculous emission laws then I would put my 347 stroker in the GT40 and be done with it.
That engine is now going into my Mustang that I have decided to finish the restoration on.
Putting a different brand engine in the Muzzy would be a whole different story!!
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Old 9th December 2017, 01:06 AM   #10
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

Roger makes a great ITB set up for the Coyote motor.

But if you ask me, I'd say fit something Italian...
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Old 9th December 2017, 01:58 AM   #11
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Something Italian you say....Giorgia Palmas maybe ?

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Old 10th December 2017, 04:49 AM   #12
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Re: LS3 and G50/01 into DRB

I agree that you can't beat the exhaust note of an Italian engine, but nothing beats the induction noise of an ITB setup on a coyote.
Totally understand the LS option, plenty of power, small and light weight but doesn't have that magic noise when you stand on the throttle. Imagine two BDA's 12" behind your head. You can't stop smiling.
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