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Old 29th-May-2013, 08:24 PM   #1
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1969 lt1 350

Came across a guy that has a 1969 LT1 350 that he would like to sell. He told me it was in his 1969 camaro SS he had way back when. He did put different heads on it at sometime but not any good. I don't need a motor but is this something worth buying and putting away?? Not sure if this was worth any money. He wants $100 for the complete motor. Hasn't run in years also.
casting # were 3956618

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Old 29th-May-2013, 10:20 PM   #2
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id buy it for 100 bucks if the block isnt cracked or rusted too bad,steel crank maybe? a good block is easily worth 100.00
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Old 29th-May-2013, 10:23 PM   #3
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if indead its a true lt1 it is well worth it....


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Old 29th-May-2013, 10:27 PM   #4
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if indead its a true lt1 it is well worth it....


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x2. If the short block is original it should have some good parts in it.
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Old 29th-May-2013, 10:32 PM   #5
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If I am right LT/1 came out in 70. with that said,that could be a L-48 300 hp with 10.25-1 compression. Check for the suffix code on the block on the front passenger side. that should give you the info you need. LT/1 engine were 4 bolt main, steel crank floating rist pins ect.basically a bigger 302 as far as the hardware goes.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 06:09 AM   #6
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If I am right LT/1 came out in 70. with that said,that could be a L-48 300 hp with 10.25-1 compression. Check for the suffix code on the block on the front passenger side. that should give you the info you need. LT/1 engine were 4 bolt main, steel crank floating rist pins ect.basically a bigger 302 as far as the hardware goes.
X2 what he said! My uncle has 3 '70 vetts with them in it and m22 rock crusher 4spd's.
It should have what was mentioned above in side and 11.5:1 domed pistons.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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I'd say the same thing, 1970 for the first LT-1...
Yes check the suffix code of the block like ccvair said to confirm or deny...

My first year of college, I became friends with with a guy that had a 70 Nova with an LT-t in it...
I remember him always complaining about buying premium gas
for it at about 60-70 cents a gallon! (1976)

But one he stepped on it... that thing was fast..., peg leg 3:08 gears and smoke any time he wanted!

Good times!

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Old 30th-May-2013, 07:49 AM   #8
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Wow. Any decent, non-damaged 350 SBC is worth $100 in my book.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 07:54 AM   #9
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That block should have the 2482 4 bolt center caps.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 08:36 AM   #10
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Something that is very helpful and for some reason is not general knowledge, all 4-bolt main blocks always have a Casting Number that ends in "101" (the casting number on top of the bell housing pad drivers side) This bit of information puts to bed all the closed motor claims. One quick glance at the Number that is typically always visible will tell. The only alternate consideration, this is true for all 4-Bolt Mains, even truck motors 331's and tall blocks so pay attention to the prefix numbers also or you could end up with a pig.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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all 4-bolt main blocks always have a Casting Number that ends in "101"
Can't say I've ever seen ANY Chevy block ending in "101" Maybe you meant "010"?
But, even that is no guarantee of having 4 bolt mains. As far as I know, there is absolutely no way to know without looking.
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Old 30th-May-2013, 10:58 AM   #12
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When I came home from Nam in Nov 70 I bought my first Nova, a 69 SS that had an LT-1 transplant. That's the engine that replaced the 302 in Z28s. I'd say for $100 you can't go wrong even if it is just the 300 HP engine. If it is really an LT1 - BONUS!!

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That casting number could be a 2 or 4 bolt block from 68-79 302/327/350

A 1970 should have a CTK or CTU suffix on the pad of an 010 block. No 69 LT1's that I know about.
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Can't say I've ever seen ANY Chevy block ending in "101" Maybe you meant "010"?
But, even that is no guarantee of having 4 bolt mains. As far as I know, there is absolutely no way to know without looking.
What he said. ^^^^
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i have a 010 block in my 73 c10 but it is 2 bolt mains........


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