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Old 12-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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I finally got the cash to buy a motor for my car I found a lt1 for 400$ it has 129k and comes with the wiring harness and computer is this a good deal? And what all has to be changed to install a lt1 in my camaro can I use the stock lt1 manifolds or do I need to buy headers?
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Trans with said LT1 will also be needed, if you run an auto trans. If you can get an LT1 T56 6 speed manual that would be good. Would need more parts to run manual if your car is an auto now, which I will guess it is?
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Trans with said LT1 will also be needed, if you run an auto trans. If you can get an LT1 T56 6 speed manual that would be good.
A 700r4 from what iv read should bolt up from what iv heard a 700r4 is a4l80e without the electrical part
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A 700r4 from what iv read should bolt up

Yes, it will bolt up, but... LT1 autos (4L60e) are computer controlled. To have an LT1 with its computer, you will also need the trans, for which the computer will control
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Yes, it will bolt up, but... LT1 autos (4L60e) are computer controlled. To have an LT1 with its computer, you will also need the trans, for which the computer will control
We'll how do I get away with using my trans
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We'll how do I get away with using my trans

I don't think your cars computer will operate the LT1. Which is what you would need to use your trans
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I don't think your cars computer will operate the LT1. Which is what you would need to use your trans
My car no longer has a computer it's carbed
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My car no longer has a computer it's carbed

Well, maybe run the LT1 carb'd. Which I wouldn't do, I wouldn't have even done yours that way. But to each their own.
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I don't think your cars computer will operate the LT1. Which is what you would need to use your trans
700R4 isn't computer controlled.

OP will need the LT1 engine and an LT1 ECM or PCM ( depending on the engine year ) from a stick shift car.

Will also need to fabricate a longer TV ( kick down ) cable for the 700R4 that will reach the throttle linkage on the front of the LT1 manifold.

Also, if the speedometer is cable driven, he will need a speed sensor adapter for the ECM or PCM
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700R4 isn't computer controlled.

OP will need the LT1 engine and an LT1 ECM or PCM ( depending on the engine year ) from a stick shift car.

Will also need to fabricate a longer TV ( kick down ) cable for the 700R4 that will reach the throttle linkage on the front of the LT1 manifold.

Aaaaahhhhhh.. Didn't think of that. Running a manual computer with his trans .. Ah ha !!!!!! Thanks NavyVet... I knew I was missing something :-)
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My only question however, is does the 3rd gen ECM operate the torque converter lock up in the 700R4?
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My only question however, is does the 3rd gen ECM operate the torque converter lock up in the 700R4?
I just did a quick lookup and according to what I found, the computer does operate lock up... but, a kit can be installed that will do this.. just looking at options
TCI 200-4R / 700R4 Torque Converter Lockup Kit - Free Shipping on All Orders @ JEGS
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Seems like a lot of work. I'd fix what you got.
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Seems like a lot of work. I'd fix what you got.
Not to mention this kid's not too savy in auto mechanics, and it took him this long to get some coin for a motor....just wait till he needs an OptiSpark for that motor...

I mean no disrespect, OP, but if you're chasing your tail on a simple carb'ed 305, an LT1 is not for you...

I have an LT1 I was looking at putting in my Monte Carlo SS, except I was going to ditch the Opti and FI and get a regular dizzy and a carbed intake...
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Not to mention this kid's not too savy in auto mechanics, and it took him this long to get some coin for a motor....just wait till he needs an OptiSpark for that motor... I mean no disrespect, OP, but if you're chasing your tail on a simple carb'ed 305, an LT1 is not for you... I have an LT1 I was looking at putting in my Monte Carlo SS, except I was going to ditch the Opti and FI and get a regular dizzy and a carbed intake...
I'm trying to learn how to do all of this stuff so cut me a break and as far as optisparks go I know they had issues I have replaced one on my sisters 94 camaro z28
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I'm trying to learn how to do all of this stuff so cut me a break and as far as optisparks go I know they had issues I have replaced one on my sisters 94 camaro z28
It's not a matter of cutting you a break, it's the cost of an Opti, they're ridiculously expensive...and go out more than GM would like to admit...
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It's not a matter of cutting you a break, it's the cost of an Opti, they're ridiculously expensive...and go out more than GM would like to admit...
Yep, I'm on number 3 and probably soon,........... number 4.
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It's not a matter of cutting you a break, it's the cost of an Opti, they're ridiculously expensive...and go out more than GM would like to admit...
On my sisters car they just had a recall
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Yep, I'm on number 3 and probably soon,........... number 4.
Iv put two on and my sister has had 4 others put on but she's hard as crap on her car!
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