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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by Skaal-tel 79, Jan 18, 2006.
I can get an LT1 for $1k. Aint gonna find an LS1 anywhere near that....
Ever thought of a gen 3/4 motor? 5.3 votec? Can be had pretty cheap.
Which 5.3 vortech? I haven't considered it, I don't know much about it. How would it compare to an lt1 in performance and fuel economy?
You can get a 5.3 from a 2000 or newer 1/2 ton pickup for way less than $1000. I bought one for $250 complete with wirring and computer. They were rated at 285/295 horspower. They can get 19+ mpg in a truck, so in a camaro I would think mid 20's.
IMO, a 5.3 fitted with the 2001 Z06 cam (204/217°, .525", I think) is going to crank out mid 300s for horsepower, assuming nothing else is done to the engine. It will feel stronger than a factory LT1, and probably be up 1-2mpg all-around. Get a newer aluminum block one, and shave 150lbs off the nose.
Interesting. Where did you pick up that engine for 250? Private seller or junkyard?
My price for lt1 at $1000 included the 4l60e though...
How different would this swap be compared to an lt1 or ls1? I mean, since I'm not experienced with swaps, it seems like an lt/ls swap can get more advice from the forums...
By the way, my apologies for taking this way off topic...
The 5.3 swap would be the same as the LS1 swap. Basically the same motor with small bore and heads. I bored my out to the same specs as LS1. I bought mine at the junkyard with 87000 miles. The LS1 is pretty much a bolt it deal where with the LS motors you have to buy/fab motor mounts. Either way you still have wirring to deal with. Plus the fuel system.
Wait, I live in CA, where if I want to do a smog legal swap (i have to), it can't come from a different class of vehicles, so this particular engine wouldn't pass since it comes from a truck.
put an ls1 intake on it and call it an ls1 lol.