This isn't my first LS swap but it will be my longest and most extensive build.
The car is a true 50k mile 2003 Redfire Cobra with full suspension and some other goodies. That includes a SRA conversion as well. Suspension and fuel system are built to handle 4-digit power.
It will be awhile before I'm testing those limits, if at all.
Plans- A sort of "what the terminator could have been"
Positive displacement blower, like to make 600-650 reliable horsepower.
Full street car, meaning-
AC, power brakes, power steering etc are a MUST
6 speed transmission (no one likes to cruise an auto)
Capable of distance driving (LSFest is about 3.5 hours from here and I like to make the drive every year, this car has to be able to make that. Shouldn't be a problem reliability wise)
So far I've purchased an 01 ls1/t56 lower mileage dropout that will get the car on its feet. Should be here in the next couple days.
AJE parts will make sure it drops right in and should be just a matter of plumbing the clutch hydraulics and locating the shifter correctly (more on that in a bit)
I'll also be using Holley EFI, as I used it on my last build. Can't say enough good things about it so they'll be getting my money again.
Ive got a full stainless exhaust and Kooks
1 7/8" longtubes that will be going on as well.
Power steering has been redone already and I'm in the middle of deciding how I'll tackle the AC system.
I will probably go ahead and swap the cam with a Tick grind while the motors out on a stand just for simplicity. Nice part of a PD blower is the cam will work well NA for the time being. (At 7k, the blower is going to have to wait til the dust settles on the rest of my spending)
Rear end is good to go and has boost friendly 3.55s and a nice locker.
Also have a meth tank and lines already plumbed and installed for eventual boost.
Obviously the stock clutch and other weak parts aren't going to last very long so they may slow me up a bit as I collect those parts as well. Lots of odds and ends I'm probably forgetting but you can get the idea.
Progress will be a little slow at first. Just going to get the car up and running and lined out as close to the way it would have been from the factory. Reliable street-ability remaining priority number one.
On a side note, when I bought the car it came on a set of draglites
I've seen worse wheels on a cobra, but not many.
So I bought a set of 18x9/10 FR500s to replace them.
Just ordered the Toyos today so who knows when they'll actually make their way on the car.