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Old 07-11-2005, 09:23 PM
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lt1 cop car

ok i just bought a 93 caprice, the car used to be a cop car so it has the lt1 in it. im planning on putting the motor in my 84 camaro. what will i need to do?
my camaro used to have a 305 but i just took it out. i heard that i will need a new intake manifold for the lt1 to make it carburated and the heads are reverse coolant so ill need the lt1 manifold. i also heard that it doesnt have a crank bearing for a fuel pump so i'll have to get an electric one. im i correct?

im also trying to figure out how im going to run the pullies?
and it i can use the flex plate and torque converter from the caprice? my trans is a 700r4 that im going to use with the motor.

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Old 07-11-2005, 10:15 PM
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I believe Edelbrock now sells a carbureted intake.
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ok i just bought a 93 caprice, the car used to be a cop car so it has the lt1 in it. im planning on putting the motor in my 84 camaro. what will i need to do?
my camaro used to have a 305 but i just took it out. i heard that i will need a new intake manifold for the lt1 to make it carburated and the heads are reverse coolant so ill need the lt1 manifold. i also heard that it doesnt have a crank bearing for a fuel pump so i'll have to get an electric one. im i correct?

im also trying to figure out how im going to run the pullies?
and it i can use the flex plate and torque converter from the caprice? my trans is a 700r4 that im going to use with the motor.
Why would you go an buy an LT1 and then take all the good parts off it to put 50's technology on it?

Pull out the engine, trans, fuse box, wire harness, computer, etc... and put them in your f-body just as they came out of the caprice...heck I think I would just drive the caprice with a few of the ImpalaSS parts thrown in for good measure The stock LT1 intake flows VERY WELL at high RPM and will most likely make more power then whatever carb intake you could cobble together to fit on it.

The as far as I know you can't put a normal dist. in an LT1 (they have the Opti-Spark behind the water pump).
Just run all the factory caprice pullies (or are they different from f-body stuff and won't fit?).

I think the VATS comes turned off on cop cars so you shouldn't have to worry about that.

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I guess you can put a dist in an LT1... still not sure why you would do such a thing
http://www.hotrodders.com/t62493.htm...%22lt1%22+carb

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There was no lti'S in 93 cop cars.Just came with a 205 hp 350.
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:11 PM
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Why would you go an buy an LT1 and then take all the good parts off it to put 50's technology on it?

Pull out the engine, trans, fuse box, wire harness, computer, etc... and put them in your f-body just as they came out of the caprice...heck I think I would just drive the caprice with a few of the ImpalaSS parts thrown in for good measure The stock LT1 intake flows VERY WELL at high RPM and will most likely make more power then whatever carb intake you could cobble together to fit on it.

The as far as I know you can't put a normal dist. in an LT1 (they have the Opti-Spark behind the water pump).
Just run all the factory caprice pullies (or are they different from f-body stuff and won't fit?).

I think the VATS comes turned off on cop cars so you shouldn't have to worry about that.

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I guess you can put a dist in an LT1... still not sure why you would do such a thing
http://www.hotrodders.com/t62493.htm...%22lt1%22+carb
I agree with this post
If the cop car needs too much work
take everything out of it and fit it in you car.
make sure it is running in top condition
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what is wrong with the police interceptor trans? i know i would just like to go on a joyride with my uncles police issue caprice. it also has the lt1 but i believe that is a 95 or 97.
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what is wrong with the police interceptor trans? i know i would just like to go on a joyride with my uncles police issue caprice. it also has the lt1 but i believe that is a 95 or 97.

it must be a 95, cause they didn't make them in 97, i have thought about getting many lt-1 caprices, they were only made from 1994-1996
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Old 07-13-2005, 03:27 PM
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What is the 8th digit of the vin? I'm not sure they offered the LT1 in 1993.

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Old 07-16-2005, 08:28 PM
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yup[ its just a 350. i dont know about 205hp because this thing moves. thats why i bought it.

oh yea does a 93 350 have a crank bearing for a mecanical fuel pump?
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:52 PM
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yup[ its just a 350. i dont know about 205hp because this thing moves. thats why i bought it.

oh yea does a 93 350 have a crank bearing for a mecanical fuel pump?
Crank bearing for fuel pump????? and i always thought a mechanical pump was cam driven??? well anyhoo that motor has a roller cam and was not intended for a mechanical fuel pump! the Fuel injection unit needs to have around 45 psi in the fuel rail when running so electric pumps were part of the system design! Not mechanical! If you want to use the caprice motor swap everything over with it! if you do not want Finjection then it might be easier just to rebuild what you have already in your camaro? personaly I like the coment earlier in this post about making the caprice into an ss! anyway good luck with that!
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:12 PM
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thats what i ment. cam bearing.
im going to put a carb on the 350. i dont want to go through all the wiring steps to keep it fuel injected. the caprice is in to bad of shape. it needs a complete front end alingment. both front fenders. rims, bondo on the rear fender, windshield. and some other stuff. just too much for me to want to do.
qhwn i get an electric fuel pump will i need a fuel rail? i found a carter fuel pump that doesnt need a regulator so i was just planning on putting it on and running some lines to the carb. i already have the lines from the tank. there are 2 of them.
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thats what i ment. cam bearing.
im going to put a carb on the 350. i dont want to go through all the wiring steps to keep it fuel injected. the caprice is in to bad of shape. it needs a complete front end alingment. both front fenders. rims, bondo on the rear fender, windshield. and some other stuff. just too much for me to want to do.
qhwn i get an electric fuel pump will i need a fuel rail? i found a carter fuel pump that doesnt need a regulator so i was just planning on putting it on and running some lines to the carb. i already have the lines from the tank. there are 2 of them.
I do not think the stock roller cam in the 93 is set up for a mechanical? But not sure about that? if anyone reading this knows for sure please let us Know?? if you have two lines in your car one (the smaller Dia) is a return line which tells me that it was a fuel injected car and should have a pump in the tank already??
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:20 AM
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Crank bearing for fuel pump????? and i always thought a mechanical pump was cam driven??? well anyhoo that motor has a roller cam and was not intended for a mechanical fuel pump! the Fuel injection unit needs to have around 45 psi in the fuel rail when running so electric pumps were part of the system design! Not mechanical! If you want to use the caprice motor swap everything over with it! if you do not want Finjection then it might be easier just to rebuild what you have already in your camaro? personaly I like the coment earlier in this post about making the caprice into an ss! anyway good luck with that!

a fuel injected motor is not going to have a mechanical fuel pump.

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:21 AM
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a fuel injected motor is not going to have a mechanical fuel pump.

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yes we know that! question i have is does the stock roller cam in that 93 fi motor have a lobe on it to drive a mechanical pump???? I do not believe it does but not sure??
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If its a 93 caprice then it has a throttle body, and only needs 9 to 13 psi of fuel pressure. still cant use a mech pump though. but a good elec pump will work nicely. but you must run a return line back to the tank.
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