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Old 01-19-2008, 11:07 AM   #1
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supercharged lt1?

Hey i'm newb around here, but i'm not a newb around cars. I have recently bought a 88 camaro with a 94 lt1 engine in it. The car was also converted to carb. I was just wondering, if it would be possible to put a weiland 142 supercharger on it, The kit that summit offers is pretty cheap and it would be a good bolt on. The kit also comes with it's own intake manifold. Now i'm wondering, could you use that intake manifold? Its made for use on a 350 pre85 engine.

Any help would be appreachated(sp)
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: supercharged lt1?

Short answer - no. If I remember correctly, the LT1 heads use the same port layout as the Vortec cylinder heads, which is different from a standard small block.

I could be wrong about that though, so maybe wait for some more replies.

I know for sure though, that you would need some kind of block-off plate for the thermostat housing, as its on the waterpump on an LT1, not on the intake manifold.
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:51 PM   #3
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No, the intake for a regular SBC won't work on an LT1.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:33 AM   #4
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go to and look up Bret Bauer, he can convert gen 1 intakes to LT1s along with a few others. But like all unique conversions it costs $$$. The thing I would worry about the most is the pulley setup that would require something custom, though he would probably be able to fab that too for even more $$$.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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Get yourself a vortech head unit, blow through box, and start mocking up the blower to build a bracket for it. IMO the most reasonable way you are going to get a supercharger on it with the carb.

Other option would be to get the 94-96 impala SS powerdyne setup and the vortech box or a carb hat.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:17 PM   #6
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Yeah i figured i'd have to do something along the lines of that

but i was just wondering

thanks anyways guys
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Or put it back to FI and buy a supercharger for it that won't take alot of custom stuff on it.
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Old 02-04-2008, 07:24 AM   #8
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to many problems i would rather go with a custom turbo kit....woot woot...
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