Is the Chevy LT1 engine still in use?

Is the Chevy LT1 engine still in use?

The LT1 continues to be an immensely popular engine among hot-rodders, particularly since they’re at least as cheap and easy to find as any old small-block. General Motors made no secret of the fact that it left a good bit of power on the table in factory LT1 cars.

When did General Motors stop using the LT series engine?

General Motors’ LT-series engine was the first and last major evolution of its seminal small block before it was replaced by the LS-series V8 in 2002.

What do you need to put an LT1 in a truck?

Install the engine and transmission into your truck with a set of LT-conversion motor mounts (you may need to modify them for your particular application) and a custom-fabricated transmission cross-member.

How big is the rear end of a GM LT1?

An 8.875-inch 12-bolt rear end, a 9.5-inch rear end (GM trucks from 1988 to 1996) or even a massive 1.5-inch 14-bolt rear end (GM trucks from 1973 to 1996) would be far better for use with the powerful LT engine. Measure the driveshaft and have it cut to length at a driveshaft shop; have the 700R4 yoke and the required rear end flange installed.

What kind of car was the Chevy LT1?

The old LT1 was only stuffed into the engine bay of the mid-’90s Camaro and Firebird V8 models, plus the C4 Corvette and smaller displacement versions made it into the Chevy Caprice and Buick Roadmaster. The LT1 powered police cars and taxis, too, and really only had one problem.

Are there different intake manifolds for the LT1 engine?

All LT1 engines use center bolt valve covers. LT SERIES GEN II INTAKE MANIFOLDS There are 3 different LT1 intake manifolds, 92-93 LT1, 94-97 LT1 and 96 LT4. The 94-97 LT1 and LT4 intake manifolds appear the same from above, all LT4 intakes are powder coated red from factory, but the difference is in the intake ports.

Where is the distributor on a Chevy LT1?

One of the other major changes was the distributor. While a traditional fuel-injected small-block Chevy V8 had the distributor at the rear of the engine block, the LT1 featured a new type of optical sensor placed on the front of the engine.

Is the LT1 engine the same as the small block?

LT1 cylinder heads share the same head to block bolt pattern as the standard small block Chevrolet. The exhaust ports and holes are also in the same location. All LT1 heads use