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Just blew my LT1 (rod bearings went out) looking for a replacement

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    Just blew my LT1 (rod bearings went out) looking for a replacement

    Got a 93 z28 with 80k miles. I think down shifting to first from 40 caused my piston rings to go out, burning up all my oil within a week, and caused the bearings to go out. The motor now has a knock. It was drove for a couple miles with a knock, so I don't know the extent of the damage. What I'm going to do is just replace it. Anyone here know where I can get ahold of a LT1 with less than 100k miles? I'm trying to pay less than 400 shipped because I lost my job when it broke down, so I really can't pay much more. I've been looking on craigslist and ebay religiously, so far haven't found anything in my price range. Hopefully I'll have better luck here. Thanks.

    EDIT: Wow what did I get a warning for?

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    For 400$ I think you're going to have a pretty hard time finding anything. Local junk yards maybe?



    And I have no idea why you were warned, or by whom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    For 400$ I think you're going to have a pretty hard time finding anything.
    I've already found that out :-)

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    Not trying to be an ass but how did u get 3 warning points with only 4 posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JwMonE99 View Post
    Not trying to be an ass but how did u get 3 warning points with only 4 posts?

    I already told him I wasnt sure how that happened. How does it concern you though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I already told him I wasnt sure how that happened. How does it concern you though?
    It doesnt concern me at all, I was just wondering.

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    Yeah I think it's going to seriously hinder my ability to find a motor on here. I don't remember posting anything offensive or bad here (and I never do), could a moderator please tell me what's going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_wizard View Post
    Wow what did I get a warning for?

    that's weird man...none of your posts seem offensive. the only thing you said that could've been misunderstood and got u warned was the classified thing, but you called yourself on it, so i'm stumped...
    anyway-



    I'm trying to help you though I'm looking all over the place for an lt1 for you.
    i'm heading to one of our local salvages that has tons of 4th gen camaros and birds(even has my formy...) keep ur fingers crossed!
    my buddy has a 3.8 firebird, that's totalled for $500, but that swap would be a bitch i think... i did a 3.4 to a 3.8 and wanted to die

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    cheapest one so far... not sure how far from you it is..

    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/pts/499497202.html
    112k miles
    $850

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    i have a LT1 motor i built that i am trying to sell but i am asking 2k for it, i have about
    4k in it, let me if you want to know more about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I already told him I wasnt sure how that happened. How does it concern you though?
    Maybe if he knew, he could avoid reaching the same outcome. I for one would like to know before than after.

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    wizard what part of va you from?

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    Getzen_Guy, that's awesome thanks for looking around. 850 is definitely out of my price range, but thanks for checking. I'll keep the fingers crossed...

    35thz28camaro - Would love to have a motor like that but that's about 1...2..3.. lets see.. 4? times more than I can afford. Thanks and good luck on the sale though.

    bige97 - I'm from Richmond.

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    Send ya a email Mr wizard, If anyone is unclear on the rules of the forum Here is a link, http://www.ls1.com/forums/rules.php Mr wizard is aware of why he has the points so lets stay focused on trying to find him a motor.
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