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ecotek engine brackets by thelinsells
Started on: 06-10-2021 08:12 PM
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Last post by: qwikgta on 06-14-2021 12:03 AM
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Report this Post06-10-2021 08:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thelinsellsClick Here to Email thelinsellsSend a Private Message to thelinsellsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
these brackets are made so that the engine is in the right place in the car.In 2007 the first of these brackets were used.Over 100,000 miles has been put on this set .A set for 84-87 and a set for 88 subframes (cradle) . $275 saves you weeks of work.Install ,when the subframe is out,can be done in a weekend.



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Report this Post06-11-2021 02:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As they say "one picture is worth 1000 words" . I have a friend who is about to begin an Ecotec swap but I understand that this engine mounts differently depending on model year. I passed on your name and he should be contacting you . I hope that you can help him.

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Report this Post06-12-2021 02:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thelinsellsClick Here to Email thelinsellsSend a Private Message to thelinsellsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As stated in the opening there is two kits.One is for 84-87 and the other is for 88.The difference is in the space between the side rails.This difference allows for the split line on the bellhousing to fall in the right place , so the trans will be located so the axles will fall to a proper place .Yes a lot of work goes into doing it right.
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Originally posted by thelinsells:

As stated in the opening there is two kits.One is for 84-87 and the other is for 88.The difference is in the space between the side rails.This difference allows for the split line on the bellhousing to fall in the right place , so the trans will be located so the axles will fall to a proper place .Yes a lot of work goes into doing it right.


Perhaps my wording was wrong. The Ecotec engine was offered by GM for 13 years in a number of iterations.I believe that the mounting points on these engines was not all the same for the entire run. The question would be; will your mounts fit all the Ecotec engines made or perhaps just some specific model years like the Gen 1 designs.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
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87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
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What year are you going to use so I can tell you what to do.
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Yes the Ecotek engine block has been changed over the last fifteen or so years.Where my brackets bolt on seem not to have changed.Most of the big changes have been to the heads and oil pans.Most of these changes have allowed them to be used on older blocks.One thing I have noted is the exhaust has stayed the same .That is one exhaust manifold seems to fit all years.

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Report this Post06-14-2021 12:03 AM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
how about a 2016, 2.0 LTG motor? The exhaust and intake are 180' from the early motors. I have a 2016 motor and it would be fit into an 88 cradle. Does your kit work?

Rob
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