Just to get things kicked off this is a good start to a materials/parts list you will need for your swap. Please feel free to add to the list.
1. 16 gauge sheet: for the firewall roughly 8â€™x4â€™ should do everything even the area where the transmission mount extra support is (this is the extra area on the floor and tunnel where I added extra sheet metal for support). The opening to the transmission tunnel is roughly 18â€ with tangent legs that wrap under the car for a little more support.
2. 20-22 gauge sheet: for the tunnel portion of the transmission tunnel (I wish I spent more time here making it a little prettier). So take your time! A 4â€™x6â€™ sheet would be fine.
3. 1/4â€x2â€ flat strap: for the A frame portion of the engine mounts. You can never have too much of this but at least 2â€™ should do it.
4. 1/4"x6â€ flat stock: for the base of the engine and transmission mounts. Again never too much of this either but at least 3â€™ should get the job done.
5. 1/2"x at least .875â€ tube: for the top of the A frame of the engine mount where the motor mount bolt goes thru. Get at least 6â€™ of this it really come in handy to have lying around. I like to have extra material just incaseâ€¦ look here http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=15326&step=4&showunits=inches&id=250&top_cat=0 they seem to have pretty good deals.
6. 1.5â€ square tube: for the cross brace on the transmission mount. You could probably go a little smaller but I always like to overbuild so you can throw gobs of power to it. Look here http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1195&step=4&showunits=inches&id=1&top_cat=0 you might be able to step down 1 size and still be ok.
7. For the exhaust you are going to have to make your mind up here cause there are just too many directions to head in here.
- I used block hugger headers like these http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/HOO2100HKR.htm <<---- that was just a quick search you cans find something better Iâ€™m sure and D port shaped too. I know there was a good source I saw on her a while backâ€¦ maybe someone will post it up.
- Engine mounts: I used this set http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ENS-3-1120G/ it includes the transmission mount too so that is nice too. They are low profile and fit nicely.
- I used the factory radiator.
- Radiator hoses (that gets interesting) I would suggest making them with aluminum tubing and have someone route and weld them up for you unless you can weld aluminum proficiently yourself.
- Radiator fans: I used a set of these http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLX-410/?image=large they work rather well.
- Driveshaft: This is up to you but these guys a pretty well known and they can walk you through measuring it upâ€¦ http://www.driveshaftspecialist.com/
- I used the factory clutch masterâ€¦ I would recommend a tilton with a little more volume and I went to the hose boss to have a hydraulic line made up to connect the slave and master. Just measure it up and tell him the fittings you need and he should be able to fix you up. For the LT1 there is a special fitting you will need and you might have to buy a new line and I think the only way to get it is by purchasing the whole setup. I took the old fitting in the slave and drilled and tapped it so I could run a hard line to it (cheap and easy).
Good links for wiring and general information on the LT1
Good luck and bring some good information to this thread! Please keep this thread clean and on topic.