[V8Vairs] LS Series motor in a V8 Corvair

morley_m at yahoo.com morley_m at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 27 15:42:09 EST 2010

This really isn't anything new you just need to know where to look. Cars like moslers and high end gt40 kit cars are quite common with lsx engines. There is a ton of good info out there on the net. 

Jonathan McCreery
Rear mounted lsx / 930 turbo 
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From: Jim Acker
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Subject: [V8Vairs]  LS Series motor in a V8 Corvair
Sent: Feb 27, 2010 3:32 PM

There are a number of folks attaching LS motors to non-Corvair, but I don't
know any using the Corvair transaxle.  As far as the Porsche 5 and 6 speeds
go, you need to use G series or later boxes.  Early 5 speeds are no stronger
than the Corvair and have a useless first gear that can't be changed (part
of shaft).  The G series boxes, both 5 and 6 speed hold up, but have to be
run inverted.  No real issue here except the ground clearance is pretty low
to get decent half shaft alignment.  I used the 930 4 speed because it is
bullet proof up to any resonable torque for a mid-engine Corvair and the r&p
can be flipped, allowing you to run it with straight half shafts and decent
ground clearance.  The LS works well with Corvette transaxle arrangments and
several folks are doing this successfully. 
Jim Acker
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