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Anyone using a GTO motor?

Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:07 am

I just bought a 2004 GTO motor. Has anyone else used one of these with the air conditioning and alternator in the origninal positions? I have been searching on the PHB. I found that someone said the compressor was clocked wrong causing it to hit the framerail. Another issue was the alternator mount was too thick in the back, sounded like it could be cut to fit. Could I just get the body brackets to solve these problems? I would like to do this with the motor out of the car. If anyone has this motor let me know what kind of issues I can expect. Thanks.

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GTO conversion

Post  968gene on Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:55 am

I've mostly heard that the conversion to F-Body accessory drives was the easiest way to go.

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Are the mounts different?

Post  Arthropraxis on Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:48 am

Is it that the mounts from the GTO are different and the compressor and alternator are the same units on an F-body? Or are the mounts and the accessories completely different that and F-body?

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Re: Anyone using a GTO motor?

Post  gt1scca on Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:36 am

Once again,
Pictures man, pictures...

Post a picture of the front with accessories, and I can tell you what will / will not fit. Justin (OriginalSpaceMan) and Mike (87-944S) are both running the GTO setup...
MichaelB (PHB) likewise, with a MagnaCharger on top.

I don't remember any issues, and their galleries show factory (GM) accessories.


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Re: Anyone using a GTO motor?

Post  Vorsche944 on Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:27 am

Skywalker is also using the GTO.

I have the Vette and had to convert the A/C Compressor and bracket to get it to fit. The the installation of the hoses would have been easier if we had clocked it before we installed it in the car. I suggest a couple of things.

1) get the correct bracket
2) Get the right connectors. We went to the A/C shop with the A/C Unit and tried several different configuration before we settle on what we wanted and still had issues with the Motor Mount and the Crossmember. I will see if I can get some pics of what we did to help.
3) determine how you are going to run the hoses, where the dryer, condenser are located.
4) Remember to locate your service access where you can get to them.

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2004 GTO

Post  87-944S on Sun Dec 20, 2009 10:05 pm

I'm using a 2004 GTO engine, Skywalker has a 98 Vette engine. I removed the bracket from the back of the alternator, it hit the engine mount. F body cars don't have this bracket, so I figured it was safe to remove it. I bought a F-body A/C compressor, you cannot use the GTO compressor, the connectors hit the frame. The GTO uses a truck style power steering pump, I bought a F body P/S mount bracket, and am using a Turn One modified pump. Other than modifying the wiring harness to remove the body control module wiring, it works fine. I think it is much easier to go with a F body engine, you won't have to deal with the above issues. But, a 2005 or later, has the drive by wire, bigger displacement, more HP and torque, which is definitely worth the hassle.

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