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Video: Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS Swap

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Performs an LS3 V8 Swap

Chevrolet C3 Corvette LS3 V8 Swap

The V8 Speed & Resto Shop team is known for classic and muscle car restorations. It just so happens that I stumbled on a very interesting project they recently completed. The took an LS3 V8 as well as a Tremec T56 Magnum 6 speed manual transmission and shoehorned it into a C3 Corvette. Then they went ahead and filmed the entire thing in a three part series we have included below.

This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible went to the V8 Speed and Resto Shop in need of some serious power, performance, and reliability upgrades according to the video. This C3 Corvette was powered by a non-original and well worn 350 cubic inch V8 backed by a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission. The goal was a Corvette LS Swap to add modern power to this C3 Corvette. A C3 Corvette LS Swap seems to be a simple job at first glance, but the more you investigate, you’ll see that a C3 Corvette LS Swap isn’t quite so simple.

The three part video series is included below and is well worth the time. Enjoy.

Part 1: LS3 V8 Swap

Part 2: LS3 V8 Swap

Part 3: LS3 V8 Swap