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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 13th, 01, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going to install a LT1 setup in a third gen. camaro previously a 6 cyl. car. Do I need to use the third gen v8 radiator and fan set up or use the 4th gen. LT1 radiator and fans etc.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 02:19 AM
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BEcool makes some kick as$ radiators, but one from a V8 Class car of your generation would suffice.


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 02:34 AM
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Get the 4th gen radiator and fan setup. Atleast, that way you know it will cool it. It will also fit a 3rd gen. I have seen it before and it looks like the way to go.


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 14th, 01, 11:32 AM
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I'm also puting an LT1 engine in my 6 cyl 92 camaro and i was wondering what all do i need to do for setting it up.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 02:05 PM
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Just for info:

I used the original '67 (V8) Radiator in my car when I did the '97 LT1 swap.
I took it out, and had a good rad. shop clean it and core it. I also had the extra nipples added for the extra coolant lines.

Spent a total of $50 for this service.

I use an electric fan from a 1991 Chevy Citation (it's a very heavy duty fan).
It works off a 190 degree switch in the block.
Four years so far with no cooling problems.
In the heat of the Arizona summer I see at most 240 degrees at stop lights (which is what my '96 Impala and '94 Vette did as well).
When moving, the car stays around 190 in the city and 180 on the highway, no matter the outside temprature.

I also wired in an override on/off switch under my dash in for those extreme conditions when I want the fan to keep running, such as at the track between runs, etc..


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 15th, 01, 03:04 PM
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will my 700-r4 transmission in my v-6 work with the new lt-1 engine?
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