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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Oct 31st, 09, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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LT1 Swap, worth doing?

I bought an LT1 engine and my intentions were to pull the intake and put on a carb. This block is different from what I'm used to. I was planning on putting on an intake, dropping in a distributor and go. But the old distributor is in the front.

What is needed to get this engine running? Do I have to swap the cam/timing cover? Is it worth it?

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Re: LT1 Swap, worth doing?

Are you talking about one of these? http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles...ine/index.html
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Re: LT1 Swap, worth doing?

Why in the world would you trash a perfectly good engine by putting a carb on it?
Get a computer, standalone harness and fuel pump and get 'er running as she should.
Many companies, including street and performance and painless just to name 2, make harness for these.





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I have to agree with Jim. The EFI is one of the best reasons to swap to these motors. By removing the EFI stuff you aren't really gaining anything over your SBC (unless your motor is toast). If you are looking for a low mileage (10K) combo (EVERYTHING to put into your car except for fuel pump) let me know. I have one available, PM me if you are interested.

BTW, the LT1's are great motors to put into any old car.

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Re: LT1 Swap, worth doing?

To go back to the original question without injecting my own opinion, yes, if you install a manifold with a distributor hole you can install a distributor.

The reverse cooling, LT1 / LT4 specific heads, cam driven water pump, all will have to stay.





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