Written by Patrick Stevenson

The third-gen F-Body cars, the Camaro and Firebird, have not aged well. Specifically, the 305 cubic-inch V8 is a relic best left in the past. The modern LS V8 has come a long way from the older Small Block Chevy. So, a lot of third generation owners are looking at adding the modern tech and tune-ability of the LS V8 as an easy way to add power to their cars. The process would seem to be pretty straight forward if you are starting with a V8 third gen. However, as we all know, not everything is as easy as it seems.In this video, LsxMatt takes us through his beautiful blue third-generation Camaro swap. He has put a lot of time and effort into his build and the results are stunning. As you will see watching the video he has also put in the time and made the mistakes in doing his swap. He goes through and points out how the somewhat simple swap can turn into a nightmare if you don’t use the right parts.ALSO SEE:Hoonigan Holden Ute Heart Transplant: Fresh LS1 InstalledAnother way to look at it is using the right parts together to make a complete package. We here are LS1Tech love a good clean swap and his Camaro is a perfect example of how with the right amount of time and research you can make an LS swap appear to be a factory job. Most people looking on the hood of his Camaro would never know all the work that went into making it fit just right. His guide video is pretty complete, but we recommend you spend some time research on the LS1Tech forums to gather all the information before you start ripping out the drivetrain in your Camaro or Firebird. Let us know what you think of this swap guide video in the comments.Tags: LS swap, ls swap guide, Third Generation, Video

Date written: February 1, 2018

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