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This will be the combo soon, im still ordering all the parts, lemme know what you guys think,suggestions, assumptions on power/torque

ENGINE 1996 LT1 from camaro
Heads: Trick Flow LT1 aluminum, 2.02 1.60ss valves, beehive springs
195cc 68cc 72cc 3/8 arp rocker stud
comp pro magnum 1.6 self-aligning rockers,pushrods,lifters
Intake:GM LT1 carbureter conversion, aluminum dual plane
Fuel: Holley 750 vacuum, all choke accessories were removed
Ignition: converted from optispark to HEI, MSD cap,rotor,wires, pertronix flame
thrower coil, module, comp gear
BottomEnd: all forged 383ci scat rotating assembly
Timing chain: comp magnum double roller
Camshaft: comp cams "xfi" hydraulic roller 292/300 advised duration
584/579 lift, 113 lsa, designed for beehive springs
Cooling: northern aluminum radiator,16" electric fan w/aluminum
shroud, CSR electric water pump, 160 thermostat
Balancing: internal balanced, with new Proffessional product balancer
Exhaust: "dougs" 1 3/4- 3" ceramic headers, 2.5" pipe, custom "flowmaster"
style mufflers

TRANNY
TH350 stock case,fully built internals, 850$ worth
"BTE" 10" 3500-3800 stall converter

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stock (for now) 8.5 10-bolt with spool, 3.90 gears

no subframe connectors, or traction bars yet, im goin to install a rear coil over kit and get rid of the springs eventually, so tell me what ya think guys
 

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Dont do it !!! LT1's are JUNK AT BEST!!!!!! Keep it std block or go LS power!!!

Stock ls3 crate motor will RUN YOU COMBO OVER!!!

Runt that lt1 and you WILL live up to your name !!
 

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Dont do it !!! LT1's are JUNK AT BEST!!!!!! Keep it std block or go LS power!!!

Stock ls3 crate motor will RUN YOU COMBO OVER!!!

Runt that lt1 and you WILL live up to your name !!
well thats not real enthusiastic,,cant afford an LSpowerplant, im only 21, not alot of money on hand either
 

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Seeing that your moving away from the stock intake and fuel injections I would go with another cam. Look at the Lunati Voodoo series, I've run the 60121 and 60123 in LT1's with good results the tighter LSA will help. The big thing with LT1's is the optispark and the PCM they both always cause problem. As it stands you have pretty much setup a LT1 to run like a SBC, but are taking advantage of reverse cooling and factory roller lifters. The Trickflow heads are ok, I think the Dart heads for the LT1 are better though, or you cant try www.advancedinduction.com for some ported stockers they have plenty to backup there work.
 

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well thats not real enthusiastic,,cant afford an LSpowerplant, im only 21, not alot of money on hand either
Better of doing it once !!!.....sorry but you'll regret it...a std block chevy w/ a good set of heads and cam will make a TON more power!!! You can make 500hp pretty easy for under 3500.00......that combo you got wont make near that !!
 

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I beg to differ!!!!

LT1's ROCK!!!!!!! They are a good engine at a good price. Flashable computer, easy setup!!!! I bought the complete motor for $500 off of craigslist...another $500 to go through it and freshen it up. Can smoke em all the way down the street!!!! Unless you are strictly racing, I would keep the fuel injection. Well I guess this is the drag forum. Oh well. My 2 cents... I love the power of this motor for street use. and yes the A/C works. Live in Phx...got to have it...

 

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well guys, ya gotta consider that i only paid 2k for this LT1 and i also recieved over 7k woth of reciepts for the parts in this motor from the guy i bought it from, this motor in the previous owners camaro made 456rwhp and420rwt on the chassis dyno through a 700-r4, now im adding a bigger cam, and freshening up the heads an the rest of the motor, so i appreciate all of your opinions but i got a steal when i purchased this motor so im gonna run wih it,, it is stout as hell for what it is:cool:
 

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I don't get why people are saying this engine won't make the power a gan I will? In the description, he's running a carb and an HEI, no computer, no Opti-spark. Also, new aftermarket heads. So basically he's running a Gen I with reverse cooling, and a factory roller cam set up, and a 1 peice rear amin seal block. Looks like a winner to me. I'd agree on the other heads and a Voodoo cam though, but yea, I'd say you're in good shape.
 

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nice header choice, i am running those also. and why all the negativity on the LT1's? but really running a gen1 would make more sense if you are converting it to carb anyway. better and less expensive parts and easier to make more power. good luck on the buildup.
 

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nice header choice, i am running those also. and why all the negativity on the LT1's? but really running a gen1 would make more sense if you are converting it to carb anyway. better and less expensive parts and easier to make more power. good luck on the buildup.

well the whole reason im going so extensive with this project is because its so different, im all about different things, i mean really?, who else has a "carbureted" LT1 now a' days, really? mine is the only one ive ever seen
 

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there are a couple of guys in the low 7s running lt1 power plants i wouldnt give " slownova" a hard time or you may endup seeing his tail lights allthe time. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT .................. I LIKE IT ................ full steam ahead.... oh and hey slow did you ever see that episode of pinks where the two brothers raced one had an 96 ( or so ) ss camaro with a lt1 w/ stick and the other had a 68 ( or so ) fire bird. lets just say the " fire" was put out :yes:
 

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there are a couple of guys in the low 7s running lt1 power plants i wouldnt give " slownova" a hard time or you may endup seeing his tail lights allthe time. DARE TO BE DIFFERENT .................. I LIKE IT ................ full steam ahead.... oh and hey slow did you ever see that episode of pinks where the two brothers raced one had an 96 ( or so ) ss camaro with a lt1 w/ stick and the other had a 68 ( or so ) fire bird. lets just say the " fire" was put out :yes:
yes! actually that was the first episode i seen lol..LT1's are the way to go for a budget motor,,and they make decent power stock,and mine is very different,,im all about differt stuff man,,i love it
 

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Don't let them bust yer nuts. How fast are you looking to go, or are you just building it to enjoy it?

I mean why build a small block when you can do a big block? :stir:
 

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that red SS on the pinks episode was a LS1 car. and all the 7 sec. f-bodies are of the LS1 kind also. there are maybe 1 or 2 true LT1's in the 7's if that many. just not any interest in making them fast after the birth of the LS motors and i can surely see why.
 

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Don't let them bust yer nuts. How fast are you looking to go, or are you just building it to enjoy it?

I mean why build a small block when you can do a big block? :stir:
im building it to mainly enjoy and play around in, not really gonna be a track car, just something to have fun with.

and originally i wanted to go BB or LS, but again none of those options were cost effective for me, especially since i got laid off, maybe in the future one day:cool:
 
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