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LT1 heads

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

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    I'm pretty certain i know the answer but I can't remember ever seeing it in black and white, is it possible to put LT1 heads on a non LT1 motor?
     
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    if you decide you like reverse-flow cooling....dont you have to put the lt1 flow waterpump on, etc?
     
  4. sled_dog

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    yeah forgot about that, I think I am going to be looking for an LT1. By the time I put aluminum heads, fuel injection and some other stuff on my motor for all to work I could probably find an LT1 for about the same price and have a better fuel injection system.
     
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    The old LT1 heads from a 71 Camaro are just sbc heads and need no modification or special parts but I would have to take some one elses word on the new lt1 heads as I don't know.
     
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    It is by no means a bolt-on deal. Substantial machining is required to make this work. There are no coolant passages to the front of the intake like all other small block motors.
     
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    the "old style" was LT-1..new style is LT1 and will not be a direct installation..
     
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    They are definately not a bolt-on and go deal. There was an article a while back I read that gave info about a tech at a Chevy dealer that got them to work on non-LT1 blocks. There was a lot of filling, drilling and machining though....
    Heres the article:
    http://www.lt1intake.com/LT1_retrofit.htm
     
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    Might want to do some searches here and on www.thirdgen.org about the Opti-Spark system and the effects of WATER and MUD on said system............ /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    convert from optispark to the ls1 COP setup for 700 or so, or go "dynaspark" which is the optispark replacement which is "the last optispark you'll ever buy"
     

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