I don't think you will find much help on this, as most people like to
go with the LS1 BECAUSE of the modern computer controls and FI. Stick
with a crate motor if you must have a carb. Even if you were able to
cludge something together (which I doubt given the design), people
would think you are a retro-wierdo, not someone who knows what they are
doing! Good luck
Check with intake mfg's, like in Jegs Auto Parts, etc online. There are
several??(at least one!) who makes an int. for the similar, older LT1--we've
used several where individuals replaced their LT1's and there was no tpi
available, but 'core' was bought for tidy sum of $100. Used same LT1 water
pump, and opening in rear of int. was there for using the HEI type
distributor. We were quite surprised at the power and esp. the torque
produced by the switch to carb!
Know this is not LS1, but hopefully it may help. BTW: LT1's are much
cheaper than LS1's. As Scott suggested, a crate engine, right now, may even
be cheaper than a nice, used LS1 due to demand & somewhat short supply of
It should be interesring for you to check prices on Ebay for LS1's &
Google for direct-prices onGM crate engines. See link for Ebay & LS1. Luck
to you, s
Thanks for the info. On the LT1's Chevy sells a computer that mounts on the
engine and only needs 12 volts to work. The Ram Jet 502 comes that way so I
would assume the small blocks do too.
Thanks for the info, but whenever we have the fi setup, we usually have
the donor computer & harness as well--just modify it to destination car,
like an '87 S10 Blazer I have. It uses Z28 eng., Z28-4L60E trans., Z28
comp. & wiring harness. Been troublefree for several years now.
However, please tell me more specifics about this " On the LT1's Chevy
sells a computer that mounts on the engine and only needs 12 volts to work."
I never know enough to not learn more. I'm quite interested & it sounds
like something our associates AND I could benefit from. Looking to hear
Get out the credit card, but it's the easy way. Edelbrock intake
mounts a carb to the LS motor, factory CMP/CKP work with kit-included
MSD parts to fire the DIS.
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