LT1 Cam

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by tb8125, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. tb8125

    tb8125 Member

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    Hey guys whats a good cam for the lt1 I don't want to have to tune the car I just want to put it in and go But I want it to sound like a school beast.... I want it to have a nice rumbble to it
     
  2. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. Air_Adam

    Air_Adam Veteran Member

    I'd be careful... stock LT1 heads might not play well with that much lift. They can handle around .500 typically, but .525 is definitely pushing it.
     
  4. Todd80Z28

    Todd80Z28 Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    There are lots of LT1 guys using that cam. Mind you, I have no idea what they've done with their heads. It's always prudent to check ANY factory head when pushing much beyond stock lift.

    With 1.5 rockers, you can figure .492 lift, and 2° or so off the duration. Still a good bump from stock.
     
  5. spinmaster

    spinmaster Veteran Member

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    If you use the LT1 hot can you have to swap out the sripngs for the extra lift.
     
  6. 383Camaro79

    383Camaro79 Veteran Member

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    if you get the LT1 HOT cam KIT it comes with springs & i think retainers too.
     
  7. Air_Adam

    Air_Adam Veteran Member

    Nothing needs to be done with the heads, as far as valve guides, etc?
     
  8. RaycerX81

    RaycerX81 Veteran Member

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    The LT4 hot cam really likes ported cast iron heads. Not sure about the aluminum heads.
     
  9. 80ZED28 EH

    80ZED28 EH Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    It likes the alum. heads too....
     
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  10. Air_Adam

    Air_Adam Veteran Member

    The aluminum head don't flow as well, stock for stock, as the cast iron LT1 heads. The LT4 aluminum heads were 195cc heads though, and flowed considerably better than both iron and aluminum LT1 heads. The cam was designed for use with large-port heads like the LT4s.
     

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