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Old 11-13-2017, 11:06 PM   #1
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63 c10, installing a LS engine

Im currently installing a 2002 6.0L into my 63 SWB C10. I purchased adjustable conversion plates from POL that allow 1/2" back and 2 1/2" forward for setting the engine. has anyone used these and has a quick picture of them? I cant seem to get them to position the engine forward enough, Thank you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:29 AM   #2
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Have you looked here in the LSx swap section?

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Old 11-14-2017, 01:25 AM   #3
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Looks like your first post.
Welcome to the forums.
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But yes, the section Captainfab links to in his post might get you a lot more replies.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:58 AM   #4
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

just from looking at that kit it looks like you'd have a bunch of adjustability. ...are your sure you bave the brackets on right? can you post a pic of how you have it installed?....
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:19 AM   #5
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

yes I have been watching this site for a few years, and now I have finally got back to working on my truck, I will post some pics later today and look forward to future involvement with this page, sounds like there are friendly people here with a wealth of knowledge!
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:20 PM   #6
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Welcome - There is the wisdom of the ages on this forum. Don't forget to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section also - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=646002
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:41 PM   #7
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

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Im currently installing a 2002 6.0L into my 63 SWB C10. I purchased adjustable conversion plates from POL that allow 1/2" back and 2 1/2" forward for setting the engine. has anyone used these and has a quick picture of them? I cant seem to get them to position the engine forward enough, Thank you.
Do you have a picture of the motor in the furthest forward position?

I used the ICT brackets and Inline 6 frame stands and had to go to the 2" forward position to get firewall clearance. I'm a little further back than others I've seen but I can still pull the passenger valve cover and coil packs off so I'm happy
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:45 PM   #8
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Welcome & following along. Sounds like a build to watch and learn from.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:41 PM   #9
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Trying to upload pics from my phone, will get one of the kids to show me how tonight! lol. I will also upload pics of my new trany cross member I purchased that doesn't seem to have enough room for the stock drive shaft U joint. Will post specifics cause I could really use the help and im sure others will learn from this as Bomp suggested
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:01 PM   #10
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Here are the pictures...
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:48 PM   #11
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

its hard to see what's going on but if your flipped the engine bracket would that help....what about instructions...what did they show as far as bracket mounting
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:51 PM   #12
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Here is a pic of my drive shaft
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:55 PM   #13
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

2 of the holes are beveled so that you use a tapered mounting bolt into the block behind the motor mounts. if I flip the other way the beveled holes are in the wrong spot. I called POL and asked and he said that it was mounted correctly but another set of plates I purchased that said they put the motor into the stock location are the same as these ones in the full engine forward position.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:09 AM   #14
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

I used ebay plates on mine that locate LS to stock location and all my holes were countersunk...they had both stock location and 2in forward
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:13 AM   #15
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

I may have to counter sink opposite holes myself, just wanted to make sure before I messed something up. I think ill send pics to POL as I'm sure they will look into the issues for me????
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

looks like your trans mount needs flipped around so the mount tab is on the backside of the crossmember

surely they'll help you out...was there a right and left side to the mounts?
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

I believe the trans crossmember needs to be flipped around so that the tube is forward of the mount. But I have never used an aftermarket trans crossmember.....plenty of factory crossmembers to be found that work just fine.
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Most trans mounts I have seen have the tab part to the rear, not forward like you have it. Like others, flip the crossmember around and you should be good to go.
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Old 11-16-2017, 12:04 AM   #19
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

well word to the wise, the Performance On Line LS cross member and transmission mount will not work when installing a 2002 4L80-E transmission. As you can see in the pics I had to use 5/8" spacers to get the casting and bolts to stay high enough so that they didn't touch the tube. I also had to elongate the LS adjustable motor mount plates by 3/4". The issue I had was that the coil pack on the passenger side was about 1/4" from the fire wall and felt this was too close. I made the parts work but would do a little more research the next time.
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

keep in kind your driveline angles...you need about 3 deg downward angle on the engine and trans...it should match your rear diff you which should be about 3 deg upward angle.....
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:16 AM   #21
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Re: 63 c10, installing a LS engine

Yes, thank you for the reminder
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well word to the wise, the Performance On Line LS cross member and transmission mount will not work when installing a 2002 4L80-E transmission. As you can see in the pics I had to use 5/8" spacers to get the casting and bolts to stay high enough so that they didn't touch the tube. I also had to elongate the LS adjustable motor mount plates by 3/4". The issue I had was that the coil pack on the passenger side was about 1/4" from the fire wall and felt this was too close. I made the parts work but would do a little more research the next time.
My coilpack was in the same spot as yours if not a little closer to the firewall. I made new brackets to move the coilpacks down and rotate them forward for clearance. There are a few companies that offer relocation brackets that would work great on a truck application but I'm running a car intake so I had an interference with the fuel rail inlet as well. Here's what I came up with to remedy the coilpack/firewall issue
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