92 Corvette LT1 and 6speed trans

Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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I thought it was interesting in light of some of the remarks made in this thread.

Granted, no real info on exact makeup of the mill, but found the twins and boost level to be more than I would have expected from reading some of the posts here
 
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It's very impressive as GM did not make a Bowtie block with the LT1 casting provisions. Keep in mind guys were making crazy power with Gen 1 23 degree small blocks before LS engines.
 
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81cutlass

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LT1's are the best factory SBC but optispark isn't worth swapping to IMO. If you want an LT1 you are better off putting an LS coil on plug 24x ignition system or aftermarket like a megasquirt on unless you already have everything and it was cheap. The reason lt1's never took off like LS stuff did or traditional SBC's is they only came in lower production stuff like f bodies, vettes, and caprices, and regular opti failure scares the rest of the people away.

The LT1 itself is a solid platform but GM didnt really do the best with engine management or parts commonality.
 
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gnvair

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LT1's are the best factory SBC but optispark isn't worth swapping to IMO. If you want an LT1 you are better off putting an LS coil on plug 24x ignition system or aftermarket like a megasquirt on unless you already have everything and it was cheap. The reason lt1's never took off like LS stuff did or traditional SBC's is they only came in lower production stuff like f bodies, vettes, and caprices, and regular opti failure scares the rest of the people away.

The LT1 itself is a solid platform but GM didnt really do the best with engine management or parts commonality.
The earlier LT1's with the non vented Optispark system were the ones with issues. The later ones do not have the problems that the earlier ones had.
Also with the exception of the 92-93 electronics; all of the LT1's have a really great pcm that can be tuned via LT1 edit. Some guys prefer the 94-95 stuff and other guys prefer the OBD 2 96-97 stuff.
I am not sure where you are getting that they came in lower production stuff. Think about how many 94-96 B bodies they came in! They came with a lot of great stuff from the get go and they made a ton of them between 92 and 97.I was looking on Craigslist and Facebook market place over the last week and found over a dozen of them forsale within a 300 miles radius from me. One of the ones I might go look at is an entire 95 wagon running and driving for $500.
The Gen 2 camshafts and rotating assemblies interchange with the 86-02 Gen 1 engines. The heads and intakes were the only unique items and they were pretty bad ass from the factory.
 
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