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    New to all this, need some help .........

    Hi all

    Stick with me, I'm from over the pond and am usually only used to dealing with 4 pots!

    So I'm building my first Hot Rod out of a 1968 Rover P5B Coupe and it usually runs the Buick derived Rover V8 and auto transmission.

    I'm going to keep the inside/outside fairly stock but have decided on using an LSx engine, but I haven't decided which type yet .....

    And so we get to the first questions:

    Am I right that some LSx engines had alloy blocks (as this is my preference)?
    If they did which ones (so I know what to look for when buying)?
    What's the difference between LT and LS?
    Why would you choose an LS1 over an LS2 or LSwhatever?

    I need to choose the base engine first then I may need some help on that specific type (re-building, tuning etc.)

    All advice gratefully received.

    Cheers,

    SF

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    00 LS1, WS6, V8 Gremlin
    96 & 98 GTPs, 64 'Cuda

    Here's a start, mostly basic info though:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_GM_engines#V8

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    Ls-2 would be my quick pick for you......
    Yes it has a alum. block and it also has a bigger displacement 6.0 instead of 5.7 which will help you with all your weight.
    LT-1's are so out dated and weren't the best design in my opion so I wouldn't even think about wasting my time on that conversion.
    Hop I helped with my 2 cents.
    Don't be afraid of the bottle!!! Be afraid of your tune!!!

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