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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just got a deal on a low mileage LT-1.Have any of you changed this type engine over to a carb and dist set up? Im kicking around putting this engine,along with a 6 speed in my 69.Are the heads on this engine(aluminum)anything special?I have not messed with this type engine before,and would appreciate any input or help on possible problems with putting this in my car.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 30th, 03, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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By the way.It,s a 96 year model out of a Z/28

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Do a search in a couple forums, it has been covered many many times. If you have any specific questions, we can go from there, and i have you covered with a T56 six speed install kit.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 03, 03:56 PM
 
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LT1 not LT-1 LOL!
the heads are special = reverse cooling
the block is also application specific
GMPP dual plane is around 270
it is possible that intake for the "fast burn" head will fit also but again - reverse cooling
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seems the T56 swap is becoming very popular, and why not - .50:1 sixth
to most people I recommend the GMPP "LT4 HOT" cam kit (218/228 @ .050, .525 lift w/ 1.6 rr's) - makes a great engine even better, nice rumbly idle, relativley cheap
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one more thing, there is a short shaft that connects the oil pump to the cam, if you install a distributor you'll have this piece left over, if you wanna sell it lemme know
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 03, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info guys.You were reading my mind Fast, since the cam was my next question.What kinda horsepower should this engine make with that cam,with the carb setup?Probably gonna run a 650 double pumper and good ignition system and hedders.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 3rd, 03, 07:42 PM
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I'm doing a twin turbo LT1 in my 69 Camaro. I'm using the Accel Gen VII ECU and having the stock intake modded for a dual pickup Accel dist. You can have the stub shaft out of mine if you like, just re-imburse for the shipping.

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Those heads were probably the best factory heads to date made by GM. They will do nicely.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 03, 07:30 PM
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the cast iron heads used on the B bodies (Caprice, Impala, Roadsmasher) are supposedly better flowing than the Camaro/Vette aluminum heads, and are identical to the Vortec heads everyone (including myself) has on their "old school" small blcks, but with reverse cooling for the LT1. that's not to say the aluminum heads aren't good, just that the iron heads are said to be better.
why not stick with the efi setup? when it's all said and done, you will have a bunch of money sunk into making it carbed, and only a little bit more $$$ and effort will allow you to keep the efi.

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