1968-72 A-Body

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Everything here is made specifically for your car

No generic hope-it-fits parts here. Everything was developed on a real project car for the best possible fit.

1968-1972 A-Body LS Conversion

This LS swap kit is made specifically for 1968-1972 Chevelle, Le Mans, GTO, Tempest, Cutlass, Skylark, and GS. The center of this conversion is our engine mounts and crossmember kit. This mount kit includes new frame brackets that bolt into existing holes in the frame. Unlike most LS swap parts on the market everything here was made to work together, so you'll have clean mounting of your engine and not a mix of unrelated parts. Our engine mounts position the engine so there is no steering interference, and our crossmember maintains the proper drive-line angle. There are many options to complete this conversion including, oil pans, headers, fuel system, cooling, front accessories, and wiring. Simply scroll down through the following part groups to see all that we offer for an easy, strong, and clean installation of your LS engine. See our installation guide for more info on this LS swap. 66 and 67 El Caminos use the Convertible part numbers since they use the same boxed frame.

Mount and Crossmember Kit

Includes motor mounts, frame brackets, transmission crossmember, transmission mount, and hardware.  Manufactured from the highest grade American made steel. They're laser cut, precision bent, powder coated and feature polyurethane bushings.  It has a lifetime free replacement warranty on the bushings.                                                  $489.00

Available transmissions

68-72 Coupe

201-0002-56    LS and T-56 or TR-6060*

201-0002-60    LS and 4L60E to 4L70E

201-0002-80    LS and 4L80E or 4L85E

201-0002-89    LS and 6L80E or 6L90E

201-0002-40    LS and TH400

201-0002-35    LS and PG,TH350 or 4spd

*Using a TR-6060 will require the use of one of the late model transmission mount adapters listed below

 

68-72 Convertible / 66-67 El Camino

201-0102-56    LS and T-56 or TR-6060*

201-0102-60    LS and 4L60E to 4L70E

201-0102-80    LS and 4L80E or 4L85E

201-0102-89    LS and 6L80E or 6L90E

201-0102-40    LS and TH400

201-0102-35    LS and PG,TH350 or 4spd

Individual Components

For those of you working on custom applications we offer our engine mounts separately. To ensure proper driveline angle we recommend getting the Mount and Crossmember kit together for standard LS swaps.

201-1302-00      Engine mounts and frame brackets only                       $299.00

 

Late Model Manual Transmission Mount Adapters

We have adapter brackets available for those of you using a TR-6060 or late model T-56 transmission used in the CTS-V and 5th generation Camaros. Click here for more info.

 

Solid Race Bushings

Also available are solid race bushings for our engine mounts.

Oil Pan kits

We developed our MuscleRods high-clearance oil pan to offer the best combination of fit, clearance, oil control and ease of installation. Built to our specs by Moroso, the pan works with strokes up to 4.125" and retains the OEM oil filter location. The high-clearance pan kit includes the pickup tube, gasket, hardware and our exclusive pickup-tube girdle. The GM LH8 Muscle Car pan can also be used with this conversion, but please be aware the sump will extend below the front crossmember approximately 1 to 1-1/2 inches. For this reason our high-clearance pan is a must for any vehicle that has been lowered.

Click here for oil pan install article.

000-6400-00      High Clearance Oil Pan                                                  $469.00

 

000-6100-00      LH8 Oil Pan                                                                    $249.00

 

000-6102-00      LH8 Oil Pan (machined for ‘08 up VVT bypass)             $329.00

Our High Clearance oil pan will be very close to flush with the front crossmember on all models.

Baffled for better oil control.

OE oil filter location.

BRP Oil Pump Pickup Tube Girdle

Original GM oil pickup tubes are fastened to the pump with a single bolt mating flange on the tube. The bolt hole on the other side is not used. Our Girdle is cnc machined aluminum and goes over the original mating flange, wraps around the tube, and fastens using both bolt holes. Use with a little Locktight and it’s cheap insurance against an engine meltdown. It comes with two longer bolts for install.

 

000-6000-00      Girdle with hardware                                                      $34.95

 

Oil pan kits come with our exclusive pickup tube girdle.

MuscleRods Ceramic Coated Headers

Our ceramic-coated headers offer many features that are normally only found on custom race headers. We start with 3/8" laser cut flanges with the tubes welded inside and out and then machined. The mid-length headers use a gasket-less ball and socket type collector for a leak free install. The long tubes feature a slip-fit collector that when used in conjunction with band clamps offer great ground clearance .We offer several sizes so you can match them to your horsepower level. Our stepped headers offer great high rpm performance while retaining good low and mid-range power. They all include gaskets, bolts, reducers, and O2 sensor bungs. Standard ceramic finish is polished silver, contact us for bare steel and black ceramic coated pricing.

 

MR45546      1 ¾” ceramic coated mid-length headers                          $569.00

 

MR45556      1 ¾” ceramic coated long tube headers                            $749.00

 

MR45576      1 7/8” ceramic coated long tube headers                          $799.00

 

MR45596      2” ceramic coated long tube headers                                $899.00

 

MR45566      1 ¾” stepped to 1 7/8” ceramic coated long tube              $949.00

 

MR45586      1 7/8” stepped to 2” ceramic coated long tube                  $999.00

Exhaust Accessories

We have Stainless band clamps and header bolts along with reducer cones to help you complete your exhaust system. Click here for more info.

 

EFI In-Tank Pump Fuel Tanks kits

There are two main fuel supply issues that arise when converting an early vehicle to late-model fuel injection: One is getting the fuel pump to live during long runs in high temperatures and the other is keeping the fuel pickup covered with fuel at low fuel levels. Our EFI conversion tanks solve both problems the same way the OEM manufacturers do by installing the fuel pump in the tank, and baffling the tank to minimize fuel slosh. Having the fuel pump in the tank keeps it cool, and a baffling system inside controls fuel movement and keeps the pump fed even at low fuel levels and extreme driving conditions. Another great benefit is that once installed, these tanks look like the originals. Click for more info.

Fuel Line and Regulator Kit

Our quick and easy complete fuel line systems includes everything needed to go from the fuel tank to the LS fuel rail. Includes P.T.F.E. braided and covered fuel line, an OE style fuel filter/regulator combo, line clamps, and all fittings and connectors needed. Standard kit is for 255 LPH pumps with a 400 LPH version also available. Click for more info

LS Conversion Intake Manifold kits

These kits includes everything you need to swap out your original intake to a fabricated aluminum, high-flow intake and convert to a larger cable-controlled throttle body. These are a great option for those using a truck pull-out package.

Black Epoxy coating

Optional dual high performance fans installed

LS Conversion Radiators

We now offer conversion radiators specifically designed for your car with an LS engine. They feature all aluminum construction, but unlike others on the market, they have beautifully stamped tanks with strengthening indentations just like your original. They're a double pass design putting the inlet and outlet on the same side which greatly simplifies plumbing to the engine. The all important steam port bung is welded into the upper part of the tank which lets your new LS engine vent properly. They also include a sensor port that can be used for a coolant temp fan switch. Excellent restoration type quality made in the USA. Available in bare aluminum or black.

 

313-9003-0M       68-72 Chevelle (Manual trans)                                   $589.00

 

313-9003-0A        68-72 Chevelle (Auto trans)                                       $619.00

 

613-9003-0M       68-72 Chevelle (Manual trans) with fans                    $915.00

 

613-9003-0A        68-72 Chevelle (Auto trans) with fans                        $945.00

LS Swap Hoses and Line Kits

Check here for radiator hoses, transmission line and power steering kits to complete your swap.

Wiring Harnesses with Ready to Run Re-flashed Computer

This is the quickest and easiest way to be running and on the road with your LS project. Includes a new wiring harness that has everything you need and a reflashed OE computer. Just plug it in and start enjoying your new LS swap. For more info click here.

Gauge Components and Sensors

We offer a group of gauge adapters and sensors to get your original gauges working with your late model engine and transmission  For more info click here.

Hydraulic Clutch Conversion Kits

This hydraulic clutch conversion kit is a must when installing a T56 (or TR6060) in your earlier vehicle. These easy bolt-in kits get you the great pedal feel of a hydraulic system and years of dependable, maintenance-free use.

LS Front Accessory Drives

Whether you are looking for original equipment style, or full billet custom, we have you covered. We have partial and complete kits in several finishes, that have been tested to work with our other components and your car. Hit the link for more info.

 

13” Brake Kit for GM 2-Piece Spindles

Our 13” Front brake kits are designed for use with early GM 2-piece spindles. They require the use of 17” wheels or larger (we cannot check fitment with all wheels, so please verify fitment prior to ordering). The kit includes all NEW parts including GM 2-piston calipers (with high performance brake pads), drilled, slotted & coated 13” rotors, stainless steel braided brake hoses (front only), brackets, shims and hardware. If ordered with our modified hubs you get the modified hubs, new longer wheel studs, new bearings & seals. (Note: there is a $40.00 core charge on the hubs)

 

013-3000-00      13” Brake Kit for Drum Spindles                                    $ 849.00

 

013-3001-00      13” Brake Kit for Drum Spindles (Includes hubs)          $ 949.00

 

013-3100-00      13” Brake Kit for Disc Spindles                                      $ 849.00

 

013-3101-00      13" Brake Kit for Disc Spindles (Includes hubs)            $ 949.00

 

12” Brake Swap Kits for GM 2-Piece Spindles

We offer disc brake conversion kits that allow you to use late model F-Body (1998-2002 Camaro & Firebird) 12” front and rear disc brakes on early muscle cars with GM 2-piece spindles. The kit is offered for either disc brake spindles or drum brake spindles and can be ordered with or without our machined hubs. The basic front brake conversion kit consists of both right & left brackets, spacers & hardware. If ordered with our modified hubs you also get machined GM hubs with new wheel studs, bearings and seals. Modifying GM hubs to work with the new brakes ensures that you keep the same track width, which is a common problem with aftermarket brake kits. It’s a cost effective way to get great brakes on your car that work with affordable and easy to find replacement parts.

 

012-3000-00      12" Brake Swap Kit for Drum Spindles                          $89.00

 

012-3001-00      12" Brake Swap Kit, Drum Spindles (Includes hubs)     $299.00

 

012-3100-00      12" Brake Swap Kit for Disc Spindles                            $89.00

 

012-3101-00      12" Brake Swap Kit, Disc Spindles (Includes hubs)       $299.00

Rear Disc Brake adapter Kit

Our rear disc brake adapter kit allows you to use late model F-body rear brakes on your existing rear end. includes the spacer plates to re-position the backing plates to work with the early 10 & 12 bolt axles.

 

012-3400-00      F-Body Rear Brake Adapter plates                               $39.00

 

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