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#5 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 20, 2007 (9:40 am)
no, not a new gel coat. The front and rear bumper covers have been remvoed and replaced with fiberglass instead of polyurethane. The fiberglass does not stand up to impact as well but it helps with paint color and also does not warp like the polyurethane. It can also be matched to the body better, so when you see my car you don't see the seams that you usually see with the soft bumpers on a corvette. It provides a much cleaner look.
#6 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [ksvette]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2007 (10:02 am)
Oh I see. Have any pix?
You can open a page on www.carspace.com and post pictures there, and then link them back here.
#7 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 20, 2007 (1:21 pm)
k, here are some pix. I also have a carspace page under ksvette link title
don't know if i linked that right, but if not i have em in my album as ksvette on carspace. this pic really shows the rear bumper well, more pix will be added later.
#8 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [ksvette]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2007 (2:56 pm)
Wow pretty radical. Nice workmanship though.
#9 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 29, 2007 (12:55 pm)
I have a 79 camaro w/a 96 LT1, most of my problems are stemming from the electrical systems and voltage reductions. We have used small lamps to decrease the voltage and allow the proper function of certain sensors. This is one bad mother and it is a stock block, second gear spins not chirps (auto) 90% of the time. Have you had any other problems?
#10 of 25 Re: lt1 engine swap for classic car [brnnrbr]
Aug 31, 2007 (6:44 am)
sorry for the delay in responding, been away from the forum a while. My block is stock as well, and the only problems I really had was the computer until I got the tune (bryan Herter at PCMFORLESS.com is awesome). I basically run two fuse panels and two electrical systems. all of my engine is on its own fuse panel, and all the old stuff is on the original wiring harness. The only problem i had with this was a constant draw of power in the alternator, if it sits for 2 days or so it will be dead. Rather than trace it down, I just installed a kill switch at the battery, problem solved.
#11 of 25 more cubes
Sep 24, 2007 (11:03 pm)
What should I replace my weak 4.1 from 82 Cadillac deVille with? I heard that the old 568 engines could produce 400hp simply with cam, hirise, headers and bolted up like chev 454.
#12 of 25 Re: more cubes [justx]
Sep 25, 2007 (11:55 am)
IIRC those Cadillac engines were fairly lightly built, and didn't have a whole lot of margin for hot-dogging.
Dec 16, 2007 (6:58 pm)
ok the lt1 is a reiable fairly powerful engine and a good swap for some other chevy 350's but when i look at it from my point of view; a mechanic, i cringe at the sight of them i mean come on the distributor behind the water pump and the spark plug wires secretly tucked behind the exahust manfold its just a mantinence porblem overall i guess it would be fun to put it in mabey a miata or a small roadster but i would rather take it to the next level and get one of chevys Ls series 350's just think about it
Dec 21, 2007 (5:19 am)
i am curently workin on a 81 camaro .. and about to do a engine swap to a 94 lt1 .. what all do i need to get off the 94 z28 to make this work and what are some good modifactions to do to this engine