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>>John's Cars in Dallas,
>>will drop a NEW LT-1 V-8 and T700 tranny in my >>Z - along with new fuel pump, radiator, ECU, >>shortened drive shaft, etc. for a cool $9,900. >>5.7 liters, 325 HP, torque out the behind, and >>a brand new engine and transmission with >>associated warrantees.

Hello Phantom, this is almost sounds like a situation of Too Good to be True...

Does your quote have a breakdown? Can you send me a copy?

The reason I ask I am doing a conversion and really feel silly if I could have gone this route for that price: (Isn't the LT1 an Iron Block with Aluminum Heads? - still very good and within 50lbs of the Nissan I6. I thought the LS6 is the all Aluminum Chev engine- dunno the price of this though...)

Here are some rough prices that I found for what you are describing remember we are talking NEW....

Engine $3200 ( no intake/induction )
FI Induction $2000
Tranny $1500
Drive Shaft $200
Radiator $100
Adapters $300
Exhaust $500

Total about $8000 which means they are doing the work for ~2000.

Thanks for any info
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> Moving Phantom's post to the top to ask a
> question:

> Hello Phantom, this is almost sounds like a
> situation of Too Good to be
> True...

> Does your quote have a breakdown? Can you
> send me a copy?

> The reason I ask I am doing a conversion and
> really feel silly if I could have gone this
> route for that price: (Isn't the LT1 an Iron
> Block with Aluminum Heads? - still very good
> and within 50lbs of the Nissan I6. I thought
> the LS6 is the all Aluminum Chev engine-
> dunno the price of this though...)

> Here are some rough prices that I found for
> what you are describing remember we are
> talking NEW....

> Engine $3200 ( no intake/induction )
> FI Induction $2000
> Tranny $1500
> Drive Shaft $200
> Radiator $100
> Adapters $300
> Exhaust $500

> Total about $8000 which means they are doing
> the work for ~2000.

> Thanks for any info
> Chuck

Chuck,
The quote I got was a verbal. I have not pursued it to a formal deal yet. I was told, however, that it included a new engine, new T700 transmission, new Chevy ECU, New radiator, new fuel pump, new exhaust system, motor mounts and installation.
The cost for the standard 255 HP V-8 was $7,900. The cost for the aluminum block V-8 was $9,900. Not being a Bowtie Boy I probably got my LT# wrong.
Call them at (214) 426-4100. They can supply a kit and you supply the engine & trans & do the work or, if you take to them for 5 weeks, they'll do it all for the above prices.
By the time I have them upgrade the A/C system, add cruise control, get the engine bay painted, etc. I'll probably exceed 10K.
Phantom
 

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> Moving Phantom's post to the top to ask a
> question:

> Hello Phantom, this is almost sounds like a
> situation of Too Good to be
> True...

> Does your quote have a breakdown? Can you
> send me a copy?

> The reason I ask I am doing a conversion and
> really feel silly if I could have gone this
> route for that price: (Isn't the LT1 an Iron
> Block with Aluminum Heads? - still very good
> and within 50lbs of the Nissan I6. I thought
> the LS6 is the all Aluminum Chev engine-
> dunno the price of this though...)

> Here are some rough prices that I found for
> what you are describing remember we are
> talking NEW....

> Engine $3200 ( no intake/induction )
> FI Induction $2000
> Tranny $1500
> Drive Shaft $200
> Radiator $100
> Adapters $300
> Exhaust $500

> Total about $8000 which means they are doing
> the work for ~2000.

> Thanks for any info
> Chuck

LT1 is an iron block, aluminum head engine. LS6 is an iron block, aluminum head (I think) big block 454cuin. chevy engine. The LS7 was all aluminum, but very rare, also 454cuin. I think the new LS1 is all aluminum.
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> The ZL-1 is/was an all aluminum 427 c.i. big block. The LS6 454 c.i. used this same aluminum head on an iron block. The LS7 454 c.i. is/was all iron. If Chevy engines/parts for a Datsun peak your interest, check www.mortec.com (can you guess what datolet means)? mikey
 

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> Moving Phantom's post to the top to ask a
> question:

> Hello Phantom, this is almost sounds like a
> situation of Too Good to be
> True...

> Does your quote have a breakdown? Can you
> send me a copy?

> The reason I ask I am doing a conversion and
> really feel silly if I could have gone this
> route for that price: (Isn't the LT1 an Iron
> Block with Aluminum Heads? - still very good
> and within 50lbs of the Nissan I6. I thought
> the LS6 is the all Aluminum Chev engine-
> dunno the price of this though...)

> Here are some rough prices that I found for
> what you are describing remember we are
> talking NEW....

> Engine $3200 ( no intake/induction )
> FI Induction $2000
> Tranny $1500
> Drive Shaft $200
> Radiator $100
> Adapters $300
> Exhaust $500

> Total about $8000 which means they are doing
> the work for ~2000.

> Thanks for any info
> Chuck
Chuck;
My local guy will probably have to reconsider his pricing. As you said - it probably is too good to be true. Contacted my local Pontiac Dealer and the LS1 aluminum block 5.7 liter V-8 is $5,700 from them - not including the induction system. List is $8,000. I may have to do this a piece at a time and be a bit selective between new and slightly used.
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> Chuck;
> My local guy will probably have to
> reconsider his pricing. As you said - it
> probably is too good to be true. Contacted
> my local Pontiac Dealer and the LS1 aluminum
> block 5.7 liter V-8 is $5,700 from them -
> not including the induction system. List is
> $8,000. I may have to do this a piece at a
> time and be a bit selective between new and
> slightly used.
> Phantom

Folks,

Why insist on an LS1 or LT1? These are high-tech, complex, hard to modify engines. In my opinion, installing one of these defeats the beauty of the V8. Consider getting an aftermarket classical Chevy V8, with a 4-barrel carburetor. You can get aluminum heads, aluminum intake manifold, tubular headers, etc., make significantly more power than the LS1 or LT1, and get a long block for about $3000. Forget about fuel injection. It's $2000 out the window, and contrary to popular belief, its benefits are NOT necessarily a given. Fuel injection reduces emissions, and that's the #1 reason why Detroit installed it in the 80's (and Nissan in the 70's).
 
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