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This website http://www.eportworks.com/lt1.html suggests an interesting build up path for the LT1 engine as used in the 95/96 Cadillac Fleetwood. This is a head and cam package that claims and apparently delivers 370-390 rear-wheel hp (RWHP) for the LT1 350 cubic inch engine. Since the stock LT1 made 260hp at the crank, or around 210RWHP, this would make a terrific difference in the GO for the car. Pickup a nice used 96 Fleetwood for $5K, and have the engine worked over for $3K, and you have a sleeper hotrod with huge tracts of interior room.

Bruce

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LT1's are what I learned to wrench on. The first car I ever really dug into was a '95 Camaro Z28. By the time I was done with it, it had a forged, stroked 383ci bottom end, p/p heads, big cam, vortech supercharger, race tranny, pumping out 10 sec timeslips and 525 rwhp. I LOVE LT1's!

That's interesting you guys are putting them in Caddy's. I kind of figured with a V8 already in there you would just work with what you got. Much simpler from a wiring and PCM standpoint obviously.

But if anyone is ever looking for an excellent resource for swapping LT1 motors into any other car they didn't originally come in (like a Caddy...), check out this site:

www.lt1tech.com

It's a message board started by one of my camaro buddies I went to college with. There is a forum called "hybrids" which addresses putting LT1's into other cars. Lots of good knowledge there about wiring harness issues, PCM issues, programming, and bypassing the VATS anti-theft system.

Curious, how do you guys do this swap? Do you have to custom fab your motor mounts? Or is there a company out there that makes them for the swap? And do you mount it transversely and still run FWD? Or go all out crazy making a trans tunnel and rear end and converting to RWD?

I'd like to see some replies with LT1s in their Caddy's. Post pics, timeslips, dyno results, and mods!

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The fun part is it is not a swap. The 95/96 Fleetwood Brougham was similar to the Impala SS in many way, although it was a bit longer and had different standard features. The Cadillac came from the factory with an LT1.

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The fun part is it is not a swap. The 95/96 Fleetwood Brougham was similar to the Impala SS in many way, although it was a bit longer and had different standard features. The Cadillac came from the factory with an LT1.

The 1994 Fleetwood had the LT-1 engine as well. Those cars are getting harder and harder to find in good shape.

Kevin
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Cool! I didn't know that! Who's got a bad-azz LT1 Fleetwood on this site?

The fun part is it is not a swap. The 95/96 Fleetwood Brougham was similar to the Impala SS in many way, although it was a bit longer and had different standard features. The Cadillac came from the factory with an LT1.

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that caddy model was RWD, not FWD. I suppose someone could assume that all caddys from that era were FWD only but not so. my neighbor just bought a 95? buick roadmaster wagon. with miles of vinyl woodgrain and RWD V-8 power.

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