LS engine a waste of time?

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by ClintB, Feb 11, 2010.

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  1. LT1 WS6

    LT1 WS6 Veteran Member

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    That's because it's been covered so many times it's almost not worth answering except for to point the person to the search button.
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ahh,
    The SEARCH button.

    That's a lost art as well.

    Too many dumbazzes that either aren't willing to do a search or are unable it seems. "Spoon feed me the information because I'm too stupid or lazy to do any of the research myself."
     
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    Being in California, you cant do ANYTHING to your 305 V8 1978 Camaro with
    118 hp on a good day. The Smog Police forbid it. One of the car rags did a
    budget G machine a while back with a 76 Camaro, to pass smog. Their 400hp
    stroker only got 155 hp by the time it passed smog. We decided to go with
    an LT1, and get a gaurenteed 285 hp, and get it registered to pass as a new
    car with all the trimmings.

    Tom
     
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    You dont have to do the swap to know how expensive it can get. Maybe easier for you...since this is all you do and probably have a garage full of junk. I have crunched the #s for the "normal" person its not a walk in the park. Unless you want to have a motor w/ some mileage....People who have done the swap will not tell you they did it cheap buying the parts from normal sources. I do agree its a good swap and the $$ is worth it for some people. Like I said I think Im going to buy a 2010 Camaro before I put its drivetrain in the Z.

    This topic is about both sides. If it was just one...what debate would that be??


    I guess you need to be banned....warned and still having an attiude and running your mouth. :rolleyes: Look whos not very smart....
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You DO have to do the swap before you know the real costs. Since I've done it several times and the alternate builds hundreds of times, I KNOW the real costs.
    I have EXPERIENCE, something you should try sometime.
    Because right now you are fitting my post to a "T".

    Banned, warned?

    Once again, you don't know what you are talking about.
     
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    Your right, I dont know the exact cost, but I do know punching in the minimums...its more $$ than I care to spend and time for that matter.
    This is a debate post and I have stated my opinion. LS is not for everyone. I bought a brand new 425hp crate cheaper than one of your 300ish hp 6.0s and I can drop it right in and go. No fuel tank mods, $500 headers, new F-body serpentine system etc..etc..

    I could have looked for a wrecked car, but thats a gamble....
     
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    Prove it.... Show a breakdown using parts you can get anywhere and without handshake deals or my buddy's wrecked truck etc.
     
  8. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    There are a lot of ways to build power and be smog legal in California. Many of us have done it. It just takes more time, research and money. ;) Getting a LT1 car through actually requires jumping through more hoops than making a stock configured 350 run well. I hate dealing with the referee. Being a EFI guy I'd go the LT1 route anyway :)
     
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    Let's see
    380 NET rated factory HP 6.0L
    425 GROSS rated by who knows HP?

    I'll make my bets on the 380 HP. For one we already know it's not inflated, it's a production engine rated by GM and has been proven to put out near 550 HP with nothing but a cam swap.

    However,
    Here I go arguing with the guy who has no experience, or even the simple knowledge of net vs. gross HP ratings. :rolleyes:
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm not willing to do the research for you.
    You are the typical internet dipwad who will simply argue for what YOU chose to do.
    I've done every type of combo from mild Gen I SBC to blown, alcohol injected 575 cube BBC.
    I know the real costs involved and I have posted it before.
    You might try the search button, you were probably even involved in the topic.

    Ahh,
    That's right...
    Go back and re-read my comment about the search button.
    You fit that one VERY well.

    The quote that you cut out was referring to your comment about me being warned or banned.
    You must have me mixed up with someone else.
     
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