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Old 09-15-2018, 07:50 PM
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Well 260k she finally hurt whatís next

Iím keeping the car and I have to deal with emissions 95 and older Iím exempt and mine is a 1993.

my budget is whatever but Iím not going to put $20k in a motor either lol

options
rebuild what I got 383 get heads and cam package and call it a day?

order a golem engine or some long block

or try to convert to a ls 5.3 6.0 6.2 are everywhere in my area
but after spending $1000 plus 1000ís more to convert and rebuilding ls motor plus tranny etc I just donít see it as being ahead over lt1

i had the same opti spark and everything for 20 plus years and 260k it was reliable to say the least

but Iím open to anything and like to hear if Iím looking at this wrong.

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Dude you need to help us help you and narrow your preferences for what you want to do. You just want to keep driving then just get a ATK reman - cheapest route. You want more performance then ATK has hi-po LT1s also but more $$. Golen is good, so is TPIS. Check local shops that will R&R the motor with the rebuild plus warranty.
Do it yourself? The sky is the limit.

Please let us know where you want to go with this.
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Understandable

i work 84hr weeks so my time is limited

im looking for a solid 400rwhp

no power adders

$8000 is my cut off

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400 rwHP through what type transmission? Ported stock LT1 heads on a 355, and well-matched cam will do it. Injectors, headers, throttle body, tune

Define “hurt” - Is the block not salvageable? Shouldn’t need $8,000 for your goal.

The biggest issue with the LT1 is finding a reliable Optispark. The escape is the EFIConnection or Torquehead 24X conversion. Run the LT1 engine with an LS1 PCM, and 8 LS1 coils. But that can add $1,000+.

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Old 09-16-2018, 07:33 PM
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Well what happened was like a dumbass messed around with a 2015 mustang and stayed in 4th too long (about 135mph) and when I shut down I heard a thudder.
its not a kaboom but Iím sure a bearing sounds from passenger front.

Im in the st.louis area so Iím not sure who knows lt1s well enough to be trustworthy.

im thinking 383 stroker 4bolt kit scat kit
and AI head cam package

this is a 6speed btw with bolt ons
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So I donít need a 383?
dont need 4bolt?
rpms I like 62-6500

crank material
rods
pistons

eagle still crap?

stick with scat and mehle

sorry just trying to do it right
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Understandable

i work 84hr weeks so my time is limited

im looking for a solid 400rwhp

no power adders

$8000 is my cut off


84 hr work weeks! You need to drop it off then pick it up otherwise it will be keeping your garage filled for years. Ask around for shops that can do this plus add a modest cam and or heads. Start asking at the local Chevy dealer. Try the local race tracks to.

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