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This is a discussion on lt1 upgrades within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by 69 lt1z I have a comp cam, largest with out a stall converter. Can get you the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69 lt1z View Post
    I have a comp cam, largest with out a stall converter. Can get you the part #. Shorty headers. Work great , no ground clearance problems. No emisions. Open air element , but plan to convert to a custom built cold air system this winter. Car puts down 300hp to the rear wheels and is a blast to drive. gets 14mpg in town with a 4L60e trans, and thats not driving conservative. I just cant seem to keep my foot out it some times.

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    Nice car, looks like a clean install

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Nice car, looks like a clean install
    Werd!! And the Houndstooth Seats look great too!

    Dyno??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69 lt1z View Post
    I have a comp cam, largest with out a stall converter. Can get you the part #. Shorty headers. Work great , no ground clearance problems. No emisions. Open air element , but plan to convert to a custom built cold air system this winter. Car puts down 300hp to the rear wheels and is a blast to drive. gets 14mpg in town with a 4L60e trans, and thats not driving conservative. I just cant seem to keep my foot out it some times.
    hell yeah.. that car looks awesome. i would love that part number for the cam thanks, specially since one of my goals with the lt1 is to hit the 300 RWHP mark.

    Is the engine out of an F-body or corvette? What did you use for wiring, cooling, and fuel? sorry for all the questions, im just trying to get all my ideas in order so i an budget what to get before i start my swap at the end of the summer when i have the cash.

    oh, and have u taken it to the drags, whats ur time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69camarokid View Post
    hell yeah.. that car looks awesome. i would love that part number for the cam thanks, specially since one of my goals with the lt1 is to hit the 300 RWHP mark.

    Is the engine out of an F-body or corvette? What did you use for wiring, cooling, and fuel? sorry for all the questions, im just trying to get all my ideas in order so i an budget what to get before i start my swap at the end of the summer when i have the cash.

    oh, and have u taken it to the drags, whats ur time?
    dont need a cam for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94z28l View Post
    dont need a cam for that
    so what would you do to an LT1 to hit 300 RWHP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69camarokid View Post
    so what would you do to an LT1 to hit 300 RWHP?
    bolt ons. I have 309rwhp, and dont even have all the bolt ons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    bolt ons. I have 309rwhp, and dont even have all the bolt ons.
    sweet... which ones do you have?
    and from which manufacturers?

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    If an LT1 is what you wan't, it seems like your right on track as far as bolt-ons. BUT - Dont forget the camshaft. I would go with a LT4 HOT Cam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    bolt ons. I have 309rwhp, and dont even have all the bolt ons.
    yup, i'm gettin close only a couple bolt ons left but i'll get there sooner or later

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69camarokid View Post
    sweet... which ones do you have?
    and from which manufacturers?
    The stuff that matters:

    Moroso CAI
    1LE intake elbow
    throttle body airfoil (doesnt do jack really)
    AS&M midlength headers (long tubes are overrated)
    RT high flow cat
    Borla catback
    Custom PCM tuning <-- went from 291rwhp to 309rwhp with the tuning.

    car is a six speed, stock rear gears. stock throttle body, no roller rockers, no electric water pump, through a cat (no offroad pipe... they're also overrated)...

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    "[AS&M midlength headers (long tubes are overrated)"


    WOW dude, I can't believe you said that, "long-tubes are over-rated". That's a first. I believe long-tubes are worth every bit of the performance gain there acclaimed to be, and dyno tests have proven that over and over again. The only advantage of going with mid-lengths is that you can stay smog-legal while still making additional power unlike shorties, but mid-lengths will never make as much power as long-tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    "[AS&M midlength headers (long tubes are overrated)"


    WOW dude, I can't believe you said that, "long-tubes are over-rated". That's a first. I believe long-tubes are worth every bit of the performance gain there acclaimed to be, and dyno tests have proven that over and over again. The only advantage of going with mid-lengths is that you can stay smog-legal while still making additional power unlike shorties, but mid-lengths will never make as much power as long-tubes.
    Did you ever see Rich Krause's dyno numbers regarding his AS&Ms? He has a built and supercharged 383, also on the bottle I believe. At power levels of 700rwhp, the Hooker Long Tubes made no more power than his AS&Ms. People are just brain washed into thinking that long tubes are this unimaginable power maker. They're good, but mids can be just as good. It's ok though, more people than you have been brainwashed.

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    Well, I have not being paying enough attention to this thread.

    For all those that think 60Camarokid is wrong for putting in an LT1 - Shut it.

    The LT1 is a perfect for for the 1st Gen Camaro's. It is a very clean looking and easy install. the power numbers are great as well.
    I cannot be more pleased with my LT1. I feel it looks far better then the LS1 as well. Giving up a little HP? Sure, but that can be resolved also.

    My LT1 is out of a wrecked 97 Camaro. I have had it dyno 300 at the real wheels here in Denver. Nothing but the motor with LT's (sorry 5.0), and 3:73 rear gears, and the air intake is to the far left and front of the engine bay.

    the Rear suspension was changed from the Monleaf to a mulit leaf, the rear axle is a 87 Ponitac racing axle with the 3:73 Posi.
    The T56 was longer then the original Powerglide, so new Tranny mounts had to be built and installed and a new hole cut into the bottom of the car for the shifter.
    True Dual exhaust with LT's installed.

    Not being a mechanical minded guy, the whole Frame off rebuilt was done at 3R Automotive in Englewood Colorado.
    Custom Body work, RS front end, gas filler/trunk lock eliminated, fiberglass cowl hood, custom Paint (Black Cherry) with Z-28 strips (Black).

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    ive said it before and ill say it again. That is one badass ride.

    Ill be ecstatic if my car comes out even half as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joerockhead View Post

    the Rear suspension was changed from the Monleaf to a mulit leaf, the rear axle is a 87 Ponitac racing axle with the 3:73 Posi.
    what kind of car was your rear axle out of. Is it stock, or did you have to modify it to make it fit. i have just a stock 10 bolt in mine, no idea what gears, but i fear itll explode if i run 300 horses through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Did you ever see Rich Krause's dyno numbers regarding his AS&Ms? He has a built and supercharged 383, also on the bottle I believe. At power levels of 700rwhp, the Hooker Long Tubes made no more power than his AS&Ms. People are just brain washed into thinking that long tubes are this unimaginable power maker. They're good, but mids can be just as good. It's ok though, more people than you have been brainwashed.
    Never seen those dyno numbers bud, but I have seen several LT1 & LS1 header comparo's, and every last one i've seen showed the long-tubes making more power that JBA/Pacesetter/Mac mids. More length simply equals more power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    More length simply equals more power.

    Well apparently not when it comes to a well designed mid length

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Well apparently not when it comes to a well designed mid length
    No disrespect 5-0, but this topic is not worth the argument. As long as it's possible, I will always go long tube. Installed Redline Performance Engineering coated Long Tubes on the 14th on the Z28 -- very nice. Exotic Muscle Long Tubes for the Vette in July.

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    Don't know why I select signature and it doesn't show with my post everytime???

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    Quote Originally Posted by N20LT4 View Post
    Don't know why I select signature and it doesn't show with my post everytime???


    I think it is set to only show a person's sig on one of their posts per page.

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