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  • #25897
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    That’s interesting I wonder if the flow would be the same or similar I am still thinking about building the headers for the lsa vh when I get to that part (only because I can )

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    Yea I was wondering the same thing.  I mean I know headers on a streeter are a compromise length wise, but they are very uneven.  Still would love to see some in the flesh.  Not sure how low they would sit either.  I noticed quite a difference swapping form the Paccies to the 4 into 1’s as to how low they sit.

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    They are sick. How they fit is beyond me

    Not being equal length wouldn’t matter much. Not unless your turning 1000hp chasing every 2-3hp.

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    Think that was their 1 7/8 pipes lsa kit with chassis drop kit & trans member for a customer..roughly 4k

     

    Most end up on blown ls cars…those nice engine bays usually their handiwork too.

     

    Really nice work,often booked out for months in advance grr

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    Ok so I have come across some information on a neat way to fit ac into vn-vs without rail mods or running the ugly top mount ac with lines also running across the top. The vs 5 litre hoses run to that side, so I just used that stuff and changed the ends, it was super easy”

     

    Run this kit the
    Alan Grove GM LS Series LS1 Camaro Low Mount A/C Comp Mounting Bracket
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/251001189919?ul_noapp=true

     

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    With a sanden 508 compressor

     

    Fitted to a vr

     

     

     

     

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    I was looking at this kit the other day. I need to invest in getting my ac up and running.

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    I was looking at this kit the other day. I need to invest in getting my ac up and running.

     

    Its the best way to do it from what I have seen. The neatest and if you cut the rail you will have no chance of getting it engineered

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    Yeah im not keen to cut my rail. I would rather do the high mount kit. Seems to be a few different sanden style compressors.

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    Like the look of that, that’s going into the memory bank…

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    Interesting development. I was speaking to jason from http://www.musclegarage.com.au/ that makes the tuff car mounts for ls swaps and kits. They are getting a supplier in the states to make a loom to suit ls swap into vn-vs from scratch. So you get a brand new loom made all new everything . They will be $800-1k and available in a few months.

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    Interesting development. I was speaking to jason from http://www.musclegarage.com.au/ that makes the tuff car mounts for ls swaps and kits. They are getting a supplier in the states to make a loom to suit ls swap into vn-vs from scratch. So you get a brand new loom made all new everything . They will be $800-1k and available in a few months.

    Excellent, Jason is a good operator, I would trust his stuff.

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    Keen to see what comes of it. Id prefer all new

     

    Im chasing some feedback guys with ls stock ls engines no cams(I assume they are different to a 454 ?). How harsh are they with tuff mounts?

     

    If they are too harsh ill look into fabricating my own.

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    ls into vs wiring info

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    Nice work, thanks for sharing.

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    Some further info for those that might be interested regarding A/C kits for Ls engine swaps.

    This guy has developed a local kit (was actually recommended by Muscle Garage):

    https://www.facebook.com/gizmosautoelectrics/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDWG0WsRRILBDR8hZV1Vt22vgxf64ahtndq9TsNL5yYkDDGmioDcZXFYIG3jHcQHhX3iC8En8-12k_m

    Spoke with him last week – $1,000 plus postage for a new Sanden compressor and mounting brackets. Uses original tensioner but a different belt is required. I’d like to get the A/C working on my VN once the LS goes in so this could be a good option.

    If I end getting this kit I’ll post up some pics.

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    Good info mate. Yes please keep us posted.

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    Some further info for those that might be interested regarding A/C kits for Ls engine swaps. This guy has developed a local kit (was actually recommended by Muscle Garage): https://www.facebook.com/gizmosautoelectrics/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDWG0WsRRILBDR8hZV1Vt22vgxf64ahtndq9TsNL5yYkDDGmioDcZXFYIG3jHcQHhX3iC8En8-12k_m Spoke with him last week – $1,000 plus postage for a new Sanden compressor and mounting brackets. Uses original tensioner but a different belt is required. I’d like to get the A/C working on my VN once the LS goes in so this could be a good option. If I end getting this kit I’ll post up some pics.

     

    Great info whats the advantage of this one over the one I posted?

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    I actually dont think there is any advantage, asides from the fact that its a local kit and uses the original tensioner. It’s just another option where pretty much everything is supplied as a kit.

    My original concerns were that asides from Sands Vs I couldn’t find anyone else that had used the Groves kit, and I wasnt entirely certain what compressor would be required (I realise it needs a Sanden 508 – but are there any variations, are they Ls specific and who is a reputable seller?)

    I think overall the Groves kit would probably work out cheaper and (for me anyway) is a bit easier to buy – I can get the kit, then save for a compressor instead of having to do it in one go.

    Sands Vs, are you able to point me in the direction of the compressor you got? P/n or seller please?

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