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Old 01-08-2004, 09:33 PM
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LT1 conversion help??

I've got access to an LT1 from a 94 camaro. I want to convert it over to a carb and stick it in my 79 chevy pickup. My question is what will I need to do this. I would like to put a hotter cam in it and a set of headers, and figure I can get around 350 horses out of it. The camaro is wreck, or I would be building a real rod instead of a pickup . I need to know what I'll need and where to get it, if it's possible. I'm told that it can be converted to a run a normal distributor. Is this true, or will I have to make due with the stock one? Anyway, I'd appreciate any help.

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I believe summit sells a carb intake for the LT1. Keep in mind it is reverse flow cooled.
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http://www.nonfictionweb.com/How_to_...557883939.html

I think there's conversion info in this book. GM makes a carb intake for the LT1 & hotter cams too.
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Hey, don;t knock the truck rods!!! LOL. The LT1 will slide right in. You will need aftermarket intake and HEI. Not sure about your tranny(if it is ran off the computer or what not) but the more knowledgeable guys here can get you around that. COOL Project.
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I just looked in the LT1 book & it says you need a plug for the distributor drive hole in the timing cover, a 4-bbl intake for LT1 (pn 24502592), intake gaskets for carb intake (pn 12524653), a distributor (standard non-computer HEI or equivalent), a 6.75" standard small-block balancer, & a key to go in the front crank keyway. The info is scattered about the book somewhat, so there may be more. I found this on pp. 7, 150, & 183. The first chapter shows some differences between LT1's & older engines, plus some differences in LT1's themselves. The coolant flow is not the same (LT1 is reverse-flow), & you'll need an electric fuel pump, as the block has no provision for a mechanical one. There are a few people who may have experience with this swap at www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard . Search "LT1" & see what you can find. Also www.thirdgen.org may have something.

If you get the LT1, I would recommend you get the book. I got mine at Barnes & Noble on Youree Dr. If you want a quick look at it call me, I'm in the phone book.
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