John Bzdel's LS1/T56 
1988 Monte Carlo SS
Swap Cost Data
(last updated 12-9-01)

Category

Item

P/N

Description

Cost

Engine

 

 

 

 

 

Engine/trans

 

Cost for LS1 engine, T56 trans, PCM, wiring, etc.

$4,500.00

 

Shipping

 

Shipping cost for engine and transmission

$350.00

 

Mat'l/Labor

 

Rework oil pan to fit G-body chassis

$250.00

 

Mat'l/Labor

 

Clutch pedal fabrication & misc. parts

$145.00

 

Mat'l/Labor

 

Motor mount fabrication

$150.00

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Rework engine wire harness by Speartech

$400.00

 

Shipping

 

UPS charge for shipping harness

$11.15

 

Cable

GM 12565559

Throttle body/accelerator cable

$15.31

 

Cover

GM 12559261

Engine Fuel Rail Cover

$20.14

 

Cover

GM 12556455

Engine Fuel Rail Cover

$20.14

 

Plug Wire

GM 12192133

Longer spark plug wire for #8 Cylinder

$8.18

Engine Sub Total

 

 

 

$5,869.92

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission

 

 

 

 

 

Shifter Boot

GM 17997785

Console shifter boot ('93 Z-28)

$53.28

 

Ratio Adapter

 

Abbott Ratio Adapter & labor to correct tach reading

$163.29

 

Bracket

 

Used F-body clutch Master Cylinder bracket

$3.00

 

Steel Plate

 

Misc. 0.25" x 3.5" steel plate for Crossmember brkts

$9.36

 

Knob

 

Used C5 six speed shift knob

$35.00

 

Speedo box

 

Cable "X" Speedometer adapter box

$260.40

 

Labor

 

Installation, cable fabrication & calibration of Cable "X"

$55.55

 

Cross Member

 

4" drop cross-member kit by Alston Chassisworks

$105.00

 

Labor

 

Welding for cross-member kit

$43.36

 

Trans mount

 

Rear transmission mount

$9.57

 

Clutch

 

ZO6 clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, throw-out bearing

$288.10

 

Driveshaft

 

Labor & Mat'l for Driveline shorten/balance & u-joints

$139.94

Transmission Sub Total

 

 

 

$1,165.85

 

 

 

 

 

Exhaust

 

 

 

 

 

Flex pipe

 

To mock-up exhaust pipe routing

$13.00

 

Exhaust pipe

 

Labor & materials to bend 2-1/4" head pipe

$25.26

 

Bolt/plug

 

M18x1.5 bolt to plug O2 hole on LH exhaust manifold

$3.15

 

O2 Bung

 

New bung for relocated LH exhaust O2 sensor

$10.90

Exhaust Sub Total

 

 

 

$52.31

 

 

 

 

 

Air Conditioning

 

 

 

 

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Fabricate new A/C bracket

$300.00

 

Bolts

GM 11516365

Two bolts for A/C bracket

$5.80

 

Sensor

GM 22664328

LS1 high pressure A/C sensor

$36.41

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Labor & Mat'l for recharging A/C system

$121.07

 

R12 Retrofit Kit

 

O-rings, seals, oil for converting from R134 to R12

$35.76

 

Accumulator

NAPA 208545

New accumulator for R12 conversion

$52.88

 

Orifice

F/S 30902

In-line high pressure orifice for A/C line

$35.21

 

Relay

 

Relay & terminals for connecting A/C switch

$6.57

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Fabricate/rework A/C compressor lines

$89.25

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Rework high pressure line for sensor & inst fitting

$17.57

 

Condenser

 

Used condenser w/fittings on passenger side

$23.97

Air Conditioning Sub Total

 

 

 

$724.49

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel System

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel Rail

 

Used '97-'98 C5 fuel rail

$125.00

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Braze on new -5 & -6 AN fittings onto fuel rail

$13.12

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Fabricate stainless braided fuel lines for fuel rail

$42.78

 

Fuel Pump

GSS340

Walbro electric in-tank fuel pump

$103.00

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Brazing of fuel line fittings, bump tube fab, etc

$60.85

 

Hose

 

5/16" rubber high pressure fuel line

$6.86

 

Hose

 

3/8" rubber high pressure fuel line

$8.91

 

Sending Unit

 

Used TBI fuel sending unit w/shipping

$40.00

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Rework Fuel Tank sending unit fuel line to full 3/8"

$33.85

 

Fuel Filter

 

New fuel filter

$10.84

Fuel System Sub Total

 

 

 

$445.21

 

 

 

 

 

Air Intake

 

 

 

 

 

Labor/Mat'l

 

Fabricate 4" diameter air intake tube

$77.25

 

Air Filter

R40-0008RAM

K&N 4" diameter conical air filter

$41.23

 

Elbow

90HL40R35

Rubber HD air intake elbow at throttle body

$20.34

 

Connector

40R35SL

Rubber HD Hump Tube between MAF & intake tube

$10.25

 

T-bolt Clamp

TBC400

4" T-bolt clamps for rubber connectors (qty 2)

$6.23

 

T-bolt Clamp

TBC450

4.5" T-bolt clamps for rubber connectors (qty 3)

$9.45

 

Rubber Plug

 

Tapered plug for EGR block-off at intake manifold

$0.91

Air Intake Sub Total

 

 

 

$165.66

 

 

 

 

 

Cooling System

 

 

 

 

 

Electric Fan

 

Used GN/TR electric fan and top plate

$130.00

 

Radiator

Modine 951

New aluminum IROC radiator

$151.89

 

Hose

NAPA 7620

Upper radiator hose

$15.18

 

Hose

GAT 22487

Lower radiator hose

$19.95

 

Relays

 

Used relays and wiring

N/C

 

Fan Belt

GAT K061000

100" long serpentine accessories belt

$23.14

Cooling System Sub Total

 

 

 

$340.16

 

 

 

 

 

Electrical Wiring

Miscellaneous

 

Fuses, wire, terminals, connectors, etc.

$40.26

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

 

Bolts, drills, taps, gaskets, paint, etc. (excluding oils)

$219.30

 

 

 

 

 

Phase I Swap Sub-total

 

 

 

$9,023.16

2001 by John Bzdel