Damnit I'm pissed. I had this all typed out and then lost power on my computer
I figured it was time to start this thread. Thanks to John I have a complete LS1 sitting in my garage. It will be making its way into my Blazer in the next few months. My goal is to have it 100% done for Dunes 2016, hopefully sooner than that.
My current plans are as follows:
Ported factory 806 heads
I'm trading one of Johns buddies my LS1 intake for a 5.3L truck intake
Cam of some sort. Waiting to hear back from Comp and TSP for their recommendations.
Headers of some kind. TBD. Recommendations???
N20 at some point. Lower on the priority list.
Local guy will be building my 4L60. I've though about doing a manual valvebody, but I think that would really suck with the column shift. I can't swap to a floor shift due to the 231.
I have the complete LS1 harness and factory computer. A guy at work in the prototype/R&D swapped an LQ9 into a 4 Door Blazer, he likes that kind of stuff. Offered to do my harness pretty cheap. I started looking at some links that JW sent me, it kind of made my head hurt So I'll probably just pay that guy to mod mine.
I'll run the LS1 computer, and probably have my friend tune it. He does tuning for a local shop, but doesn't have a dyno. Not sure yet if I'd rather take it somewhere and have it dyno tuned. Its probably not necessary since its a really basic build.
Going to run the CPW motor mounts. I know Mark had to mod them a bunch, but I'd rather mod them then start from scratch. Plus they may have gotten better by now
Really tempted to buy the CPW radiator. Its designed so you don't have to notch your core support, it fits right in. Only thing I'm not liking is the price. Its $520 for the radiator w/trans cooler. If I want the AC condenser also I have to get it with E-Fans and their shroud, which jumps up to $1K. FAWK that! I may call and see if they could get me one with the AC condenser but no E-fan stuff.
I think that covers most of the major stuff.
I'd love to do a Detroit out back, and order a set of paddles, but those will both have to be taken care of as money allows. Still have a wedding to pay for and some boat mods!