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04 to 06 gto drive train swap to 1969 GTO?

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04 to 06 gto drive train swap to 1969 GTO?

jbmacneil jbmacneil
Enthusiast | Posts: 542 | Joined: 07/09
Posted: 02/01/14
08:48 PM

Hey Guys,
Just a quick question. Have any of you ever tried to do this swap?? Taking a crashed 04 to 06 gto and transplant the drive train to a 69? I just wondered just how hard one of these would be to do, and I was looking at doing one with the 6 speed (Of course) instead of the auto!! I was looking at this down the road of course, but I have seen an entire car complete but crashed of course go for anywhere from $2k to $6K and that would have the computer and all the stuff I would think you would need to do the swap!! Also, for the purists, Im working with a non numbers matching GTO. Thanks, JB  

idrivejunk idrivejunk
Addict | Posts: 5172 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 02/01/14
10:47 PM

I have not tried to do this swap, but google or any of these magazine websites have many examples of 64-72 A-body LS swaps should you decide to research further.

You would want the 05-06, 50 more horsepower from an extra half liter. But the total of modifications required for changing from Pontiac power may not offset the gains. Check torque numbers and compare for yourself, I don't think its a terribly cost-effective swap if the object is increased performance.

To me, the next best thing is a big block Chevy. Similar manners to a Poncho. But I am old school, and I think your late GTO swap would require some souping up to launch as effortlessly as a good old 1969-spec GTO 400. Just my opinion!  

gtojack1366 gtojack1366
Guru | Posts: 1278 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 02/02/14
07:21 AM

There's been a lot of Ls1 swaps done .Year 1 has the kits 700 bucks for A body .This swap will cost a lot of money . I've seen a guy do 69 Ls1 Firebird swap .