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84' C10 LT1 engine swap

 
skozy
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Posted: 05/01/08 10:41 AM

I want to swap a Corvette LT1 and tranny into my 84 C10. My concerns are;
1) Getting headers to fit. I know the exhaust ports on the LT1 are d shaped and the two center ports are siamessed. Can I use or modify standard headers to fit?
2) Using the mating tranny from the Corvette, Would I have to find a different tail shaft to fit? Would this be an install and then figure out what I need or does anyone know what would work?
THANKS to anyone who can help!!!  

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55Guy
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Posted: 05/02/08 05:04 AM

All small blocks have siamesed middle exhaust ports.

On the tailshaft, it depends, what trans did your truck have originally?  

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skozy
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Posted: 05/06/08 04:57 AM

The exhaust manifolds are different. Besides being d-shaped, the two center ports (3&5) look like it is one big port with no material seperating the ports where the header and head meet.
  I currnetly have a TH350 Tranny in in the truck.
THANKS!  Smile  

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55Guy
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Posted: 05/06/08 06:21 AM

Yeah, you're gonna need a different output yoke. The 700R4 uses a different yoke.  

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84hurst24
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Posted: 05/14/08 06:05 AM

I'm currently working on the same swap but in a 86 and I'm considering running with the current TH400, what do you have planned for power steering hoes and A/C lines?  

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