: Who wants/needs a brand new Supercharged Northstar / RWD Trans?



97EldoCoupe
12-09-09, 08:51 PM
I can get ahold of 30 of these engines and transmissions. 469 HP LC3 engines. These are 100% new and GM factory assembled. Not take-outs.

Perfect for hot-rods, or in my case (what I'm seriously thinking of) is slipping this combo in my 97 Eldo and make it RWD at the same time. It would be worth the body/chassis mods required.

$8700 USD +shipping for the engine
$1950 USD for the trans
or $10,000 for the combo.

These are complete and ready to install.

http://www.northstarperformance.com/engines/LC31.jpg
http://www.northstarperformance.com/engines/LC32.jpg
http://www.northstarperformance.com/engines/LC33.jpg

97EldoCoupe
12-09-09, 09:03 PM
I was hoping for a bit of a better price from my source- I don't think they'll be negotiable at all. Just thought I'd let some people know. Although, the transmissions should bolt straight up to the FWD Northstar as well.... Hmmm....

97EldoCoupe
12-09-09, 09:29 PM
Here's some more information on the transmissions.

http://www.northstarperformance.com/si/05-07-30-023.pdf

They are used in quite a few different vehicles. The CTS-Vs, Chevy/GMC trucks, Esclades, Yukons, and Vettes... Although the bellhousing would have to be changed to fit the LS series engines.

I think the transmissions are a reasonable deal but the engines are a bit pricey. I want to get a transmission or two for myself.

32vmonte
12-11-09, 01:01 AM
How many gears do those transmissions have? Are they 4 speed or 6? Newer esclades have a 6 speed I believe which is the same as the g8 its a 6l80e.

97EldoCoupe
12-11-09, 03:05 PM
They are six speed transmissions. Quantity is disappearing FAST. I checked back in with them today. 9 transmissions left and two engines. I can't invest in an engine right now but I think I will pick up at least one trans. Who knows- in a year or two I might need one. Nothing beats brand new.

32vmonte
12-13-09, 12:51 AM
So they are 6l80E's Im assuming. Just as beefy as a 4l80e swap into a ls powered vehicle. It's just a 6 speed version.

I guess tho that swapping a LS1 car from 4l60e to the 80e is quite a advantage to not tearing your trans parts up. So these transmissions are prolly worth getting a hold of one seeing as how they can hand quite a bit.


EDIT* so If those transmission are for the N*, then a trans from say a 99 LS1 T/A would bolt up to a N*. The bellhousings look identical.

97EldoCoupe
12-13-09, 07:59 AM
I'm not so sure about bellhousings. These are removable- look at the pics. I don't have that much experience with the new generation of Chevy small blocks- wouldn't they have kept the older Chevy bellhousing?

TimmyC
12-15-09, 07:54 PM
I'm not so sure about bellhousings. These are removable- look at the pics. I don't have that much experience with the new generation of Chevy small blocks- wouldn't they have kept the older Chevy bellhousing?

Bellhousings patterns are the same from gen1 to gen4 small blocks. The northstar pattern is different. I checked at my chevy dealer and the bellhousing for an 08 Escalade is $125. That should bolt onto the 6l80e and allow it's use behind an LS1

97EldoCoupe
12-15-09, 09:07 PM
That sounds quite reasonable actually.

Eldiablo 7
12-30-09, 11:31 AM
Eldocoupe,
I've been working on paper with this same concept of changing my '97 Eldorado to rear drive with new LSA motor ,six speed auto,and maybe sts-v or Cts-v rear suspension .
Have you considered that far yet ?
Total costs ?

Eldiablo 7
12-30-09, 11:34 AM
Has any one done a simular conversion ?

AJxtcman
01-02-10, 08:28 PM
What year are they?
I bet they are 06 correct?
The 06 are different