Thank you for the tips! I am going to utilize the OEM trans for the time being, just to save some cost. I can't quite swing the cost of the TR6060, but when the time comes, that will be my choice. But, this also simplifies the swap.
I own all of the fabrication equipment that I need to fully fabricate almost everything I would need to use, so thankfully, the engine mounts will be a non issue. The trans mount, for the time being, will be a stock trans mount from the early cars that do not have the torque arm set up.
For the rear end, I plan on utilizing a brace that will be coming to market soon (more on that hopefully before summer). If that doesn't come to fruition, I will use a Ford 8.8 IRS with a custom fabricated bracket, its a pretty easy swap.
The engine I am using is the iron block 6 liter (much to the dismay of many people), I wish I could use the LS7, in near stock form the LS7 is kicka$$.
Your build is awesome and I am glad I can follow along with you!
2007 Solstice GXP - Canyon Carver in progress.
LQ4 V8, LS6 intake, BTR Stage IV cam (235/242 .621"/.592" 111+3), LS6 intake, T56 transmission, custom cooling system, custom roll bar, MegaSquirt ECU with traction control.
*All work done in house*
- Expecting 450whp.