Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:07 pm

Pix of some of a few of the repairs to the frame. Larry :)
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:23 pm

A few more pix of the process. Larry
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:46 pm

A few more pix
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:52 pm

Just finished welding in a panel to fill in a recessed license plate. Was trick in 1970, but now past its time. :) Body is ready to be pulled from the frame, body will go back on the roto - to start the paint process, which will be a long process.. :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:55 pm

A few new pix :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by Petros » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:47 am

wow, nice engine.

I wonder what it would be like to get one of those engines in a Tercel4wd. that would be an interesting project, the whole drive train and suspension would have to be upgraded along with the engine.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by oldfaithful » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 am

My plans are to put a ‘96 LS 400 engine im my 1983 Tercel 4wd I bought from Texas, it won’t be 4WD anymore, just RWD. I bought a smasshed LS 400 and a smashed never winter driven California ‘84 Supra for the transmission and rear differential. Should be quite a little sleeper, leaving it all completely stock looking. I could put a small block Chev or Ford engine in it a lot easier but I want to keep it 100% Toyota. I know Petro, you’re going to say, “Don’t do that to a perfecly mint all original 4wd SR5 wagon”,but I just have too, it will still be COMPLETELY STOCK (Looking) I promise.

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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by Petros » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:47 pm

well, I would say if you can keep it 4wd, GO FOR IT. the 4wd feature is best thing about an otherwise common '80s econobox. More power and eliminating the carburatred engine is a big improvement. You will also find that with that much power and weight increase, you will also have to do some serious suspension upgrades. Bigger tires too, to keep all that power on the road. that might mean some cutting and welding of the fender wells to gain some room.

I will egarly await to see that transformation. find some way to keep the 4wd feature, perhaps adapt a 4wd truck transmission and front drive train, or find a way to shoe horn in an all-trac Camry drive train.
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by oldfaithful » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:16 pm

I plan on using the whole front suspension from the Supra, the part on the Tercel wher the front control arms bolt on are just spot welded on to the frame rails so once I remove them I can use the Supra cross member which has the control arms attached to it, granted there is going to be some massaging in some spot, but not that much. I have two parts cars that have to go to the scrap yard but I’m keeping the engine compartment off one of them, that way I’ll use it as a pattern so I don’t have to cut places and reweld the good Terc when I put the drivetrain in it.

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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:07 pm

A few pix of e-brake set up, mod to dash to fill in old ignition switch
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:04 pm

pix of e- brake fit up ,came out nice :D
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:20 pm

A few pix of new dash-council. next is to smooth out the dash, and figure out a stereo set up. Larry
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:24 pm

:D more pix
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by ARCHINSTL » Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:06 pm

After viewing the continuing efforts of both - I don't know which is the most impressive - Larry's or Bryan's ...
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Re: Larry's 49 Chevy gets a 500 hp LS3

Post by larry mcgrath » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:46 pm

A few more pix of the progress, it moves along slowly each day. :D
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