While I’ve heard of a few drivetrain swaps that practically bolt into other makes and models, that is not going to be the case when you are trying to put an LS4 into the back of a Corvair. These engines were in a front-wheel-drive application, with struts and steering and all kinds of other stuff that just wouldn’t be right in the rear of the Corvair. In this episode of the build, there’s more fabrication going on since there is a lot of that on a project like this. But the project is really starting to take shape and I know this one is going to be a hell of a cool ride when it’s all done.
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 in 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.