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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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help Lt1 Pistons and cam

Just got my lt1 back from the Machine shop now itís time to make a decision on pistons and cam need help first built thank you guys in advance for a 96 impala ss


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it wood be helpto no what you are to do with motor going for high powr or driver or what mods otheryou do to get the most from car with other things like trans rearend tuning to get u best recommendation what did machine ship do to LT1 you are welcome in advance
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it wood be helpto no what you are to do with motor going for high powr or driver or what mods otheryou do to get the most from car with other things like trans rearend tuning to get u best recommendation what did machine ship do to LT1 you are welcome in advance
Punctuation goes a long way. Give it a shot.

Op: You leave a lot in the "unknown" category. Anyone that would suggest anything based on the sparse info you have provided should be ignored. What do you want out of the engine, what is the car being used for, any power-adders (FI or nitrous), and budget.


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Punctuation goes a long way. Give it a shot.
I was trying to adapt my communication style to match the OP's based on their previous posting history. Looks like I succeeded .
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I was trying to adapt my communication style to match the OP's based on their previous posting history. Looks like I succeeded .
I had to recheck your reply as I know you're more precise in the posts you make. They are detailed and educated. With that being said, I decided to take a wait and see as I knew something was afoot here. So guys, lets not start a dick bumping contest over this so we can find out more from the OP and try to help him.

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I was trying to adapt my communication style to match the OP's based on their previous posting history. Looks like I succeeded .
LOL - that's what I get for posting too early in the morning. Sorry!
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LOL - that's what I get for posting too early in the morning. Sorry!
Dan, All is well. I just don't want to see any more members get so annoyed that they leave the forum. We've lost Scot over whether to bolt on an item or weld it. Mike from Hamilton Chevrolet has gone too. Both were over such trivial matters. I wonder how much important information and help we have lost over hurt feelings. It's up to all of us to " Stay the course" and keep this the best B body forum.

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Sorry everyone and in particular to mojoe407. My post was not considerate or helpful.

As others have mentioned - if you can provide some additional information on what the machine shop did to what parts of the LT1, what your goals are from the engine and car along and a rough budget, others much more knowledgeable, experienced (and mature) than I will be able to provide you with options and recommendations for your engine build.
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Yah -dan, Fix-, you're good. No apologies needed here. As exasperating as the thums-only, no-caps/all caps, mispaled, misyoused, no-punktiation, absent-gramer, addel-braned spewings increasingly prevalent nowadays, I actually blame it on stern and resolved schooling where nuns didn't spare the ruler and rope to raise us to identify communications skills as part-in-parcel with basic respect and more effective relations with others. And see, I disregarded even the basic rule not to write a sentence more than 20 words long. lol


Mark, I am mindful of concern that a youngster who's (whose) oblivious to how dismal their communications behavior is, will get all butt-hurt and think we're personally picking on just him on purpose. If only they realized the cold hard reality that fighting such deplorable typing and unsuccessfully conveyed thoughts with every occurrence is the only means of protecting this forum and keep it from decaying to the condition of other comparable forums I hear about. Makey-Face, Spacey-Book and Insta-Blurt have places somewhere in society, just nots heres.


I'd like to see this thread live an improved quality of life, but not reassured if a motor actually got to finished bareblock without a notion of overall build. We got either an incredibly rich kid whose (who's) got several motor projects in the chute and picking willy-nilly a vision for each, or a troll just tryna strike up free but misdirected correspondence with a forum still more focused on sharing knowledge than You-Tube comment style exchange.


And FTR I've had plenty a' coffee so adequately calmed down. Let's see the OP exhibit the maturity and grace to come back with a well-ordered, detailed and methodical presentation of pertinent background and answerable requests that permit equally intelligent participation and contribution by the braintrust here, instead of trying to decipher careless gibberish. After all ain't no one charging nothing here, so more than 26 seconds deadline on attention span should be the barest minimum ante to start a thread eh.


OP, seriously hope to see you back - could be a growth opportunity. Hint: spell check / grammar check FTW, both here and in real life. And red squiggly lines are your eventual friend, so deal with them.

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You should pick the cam before you pick the pistons, and you should pick the pistons (and rings) before you machine the block.
  • The cam will dictate the P2V clearance, which you adjust with deck height and or pistons.
  • The material of the pistons and type of rings will dictate how the cylinders are bored and honed.

Therefore, since you have put the Machine work cart in front of the parts horse, you may have to:
  • Get more work done on that block
  • Get a new block and start over
  • Or you may simply have fewer parts choices, and thus potential limits on overall power

What was done to the block?

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