1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

This 1969 Corvette came to V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, Illinois for better handling and more power. The Corvette lost its original numbers-matching V8 many years earlier so the current had no issues replacing the 350 ci small-block V8. The team decided to replace the classic V8 with a 6.2 L LS3 V8 that makes 495 horsepower and 473 lb-ft of torque thanks to a Holley Dominator EFI system. They cut out the old transmission tunnel and made a new wider one to fit the bigger T56 Magnum six-speed manual transmission. The Corvette also features an upgraded fuel system, 17-inch Year One rally wheels, and Wilwood slotted disc brakes with six-piston calipers in front and four-piston calipers in back. View more photos of the project in the build album.

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

1969 Corvette with a LS3 V8

Source: V8 Speed & Resto Shop

2 Comments

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    This looks like a really nice car/build. The only thing that struck me as odd is it appears there is less brake rotor material on the new brake system than the original. Seventeen-inch wheels usually show more rotor material, seems like.

    • Corey

      The rotor friction surface only needs to be as wide as the pad. The smaller friction surface is much lighter and the aluminum hat it attaches to is much lighter. The combined weight savings is a HUGE performance gain
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