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    77 Corvette... LS1 with a carb

    Hello...

    I am new to this forum... however I have been on the other forums for several years. Trying this one out.

    I have a basically stock original owner
    00 Camaro SS SLP M6

    And A conversion Car 1977 Corvette
    LS1, holley Carb, 224 Cam, and 3000 stall

    I visit the drag strip often the 77 LS1 Vette and autocross here and there with the Camaro.




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    welcome to the site! what kind of time are you running with the vette?

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    low 12s@111

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    cool sounds like a fun car

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    Nice Vette!! You have any pictures of that Ls1 engine?

    I just bought an 1980 vette and im still deciding on what to do with the engine.

    More than Likely im going to buid it for my GF to race. But I was thinking Old School 350 4 bolt main, with a supercharger, Just to make it look good and run good :} although I can't make it faster than my current drag car LOL, Ill never hear the end of that :}

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    Nice, How was the wiring for the coils and stuff?

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    MSD makes a nice little box that takes care of that,,,,you can make all your timing changes with it. Then run a carb and it makes retrofitting the LS motors very simple in the older stuff. Not exactly cheap to convert but it sure does simplify things for applications like this.

    Very neat vette by the way. I have been wanting to do a carbed LS1 swap in a sunbeam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Very neat vette by the way. I have been wanting to do a carbed LS1 swap in a sunbeam.
    A sunbeam!? damn those cars dont weigh anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch1999 View Post
    A sunbeam!? damn those cars dont weigh anything.
    Yep,,,thats the idea

    I've had many V-8 vegas over the years and currently a V-8 Monza.

    I have a thing for V-8's in little 2,xxx lbs. cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Yep,,,thats the idea

    I've had many V-8 vegas over the years and currently a V-8 Monza.

    I have a thing for V-8's in little 2,xxx lbs. cars.
    how fast is the monza?

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    nice vette,was there a lot of modifications needed to get the ls to fit? I've tried to get my dad to get an ls1 for his '78 but he won't touch the thing because its only got 8,500 mi on it and wants to keep it original, i tried to tell him he can always keep all the old stuff and put it back together, oh well i still have my own ls1 for now haha

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    It was little tricky... but really not to bad at all... motor is moved forward a little more than a inch. Which moves all the stuff in the drive train.

    I could easily go back to stock.

    Thats cool your Dad has less than 10k miles.

    But unless it is a 78 L82 pace car... He would have more fun driving his car and watching. IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutch1999 View Post
    how fast is the monza?
    I don't run an LS motor in it. It's more old school with a mild 406, dart heads, muncie 4 speed etc....runs 12.50's and 60's on street tires at 112 mph. It's just a daily driver.

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    sweet

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    Quote Originally Posted by holley505 View Post
    It was little tricky... but really not to bad at all... motor is moved forward a little more than a inch. Which moves all the stuff in the drive train.

    I could easily go back to stock.

    Thats cool your Dad has less than 10k miles.

    But unless it is a 78 L82 pace car... He would have more fun driving his car and watching. IMO
    its no pace car, its the 25th silver 4sp, he had one brand new in 78 and had to sell it to buy him and my moms first house, so mom got him this one for his 50th b-day
    '01 SS hardtop 6-speed - SLP lid and smooth bellows, Magnaflow catback, TSP LT's and ORY, Tune by Frost, Founders LCA's and RB's, UMI 2 pt SFC's, Fays2 Watts link, Strano front and rear sway bars- Strano springs and Bilsteins coming soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by colesherman86 View Post
    its no pace car, its the 25th silver 4sp, he had one brand new in 78 and had to sell it to buy him and my moms first house, so mom got him this one for his 50th b-day
    Thats a very cool mom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Thats a very cool mom.
    haha, i think she missed the car as much as he did

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    really what was the point of putting a toilet on top of your LS1? otherwise that vette can run!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toes View Post
    really what was the point of putting a toilet on top of your LS1? otherwise that vette can run!!
    It makes the conversion much easier in an older (non computerized) vehicle. Also makes it cheaper as well,,,since you no longer need a computer/lap top for tuning along with expensive software. It really simplifies things. The MSD controller does all the ignition for you thus eliminating the need for a computer all together,,,so there is much less wiring and clutter to mess with as well.

    It's been shown on the dyno many times that the carbs make as much or generally a little more HP than the fuel injected motors as well, so you're not losing anything.

    It's a great way to go in an older vehicle if you know how to tune carburators,,,my hats off to holley505 for a job well done.

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