V8 Corvairs are cool, and I’ve seen several built over the years. Some are front-engine, some “mid” engine, but everyone I’ve ever seen has had the engine running the right direction. This one here however is going a totally different route. And by different I mean transverse mounting the LS. It’s an LS4, which came in front wheel drive V8 Impalas, and other than a few minor things it is just like all the other LS engines you know and love.
Here are the first two episodes on the build.
Video Description from John Reynolds.
The first requirement is to simply make room for the power train. After building a wooden dolly on casters to roll the engine around, it’s time to trim the inside of the body to make the engine fit. A plasma torch is used to clear irregular shapes like spring perches and a 6″ cut-off wheel on a 4-1/2″ grinder is used to slice most of the sheet metal. Bare with me as I get better with the video editing.