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Thinking about an lt1

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1sreamin350, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. 1sreamin350

    1sreamin350 Registered Member

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    Right now my 78 blazer has a suped up carbed 350 that eats the **** out of gas. I'm thinkin of gettin the lt1 for better milage. How hard would the swap be. Will lt1 and the 4l60e bolt up to the 205 I have on there? Please get back to me with any info guys.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    for the money, id just try and de-tune the 350.

    or a better gear tire combo.
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the big problem is the opti spark dont like the water.
     
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    1sreamin350 Registered Member

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    I can get an lt1 for a great price. I am lookin at spendin no more than 3000 for the swap and thats gettin the motor for 18ish
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    3000 for the swap.

    at $3 ( rough estimate) a gallon for gas, you could drive your current blazer (rough estimate of 10 mpg) 10,000 miles.

    or you spend 3k on the swap it gets maybe 14-15 mpg.

    or drop 3 k on something that already gets 20-25 mpg.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    i did an lt1 swap and loved it. i wasnt a mud guy though so it didnt bother me. the motors are strong in stock shape. 1800 is not a good deal for a complete motor, all accessorys and harness. i bought the one i had for 1200 and see them all day on ebay for about that price. i think i wound up about 2500 into the swap after electric fan, fuel pump, fuel cells, all plumbing, harness reworked, flexplate etc. its all the little stuff that adds up and will bite you in the a$$
     

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