Not all. There are two factorys that made the blocks. Without having the part number handy, I can't give you the actual number. Do a search under my name in this section and one should pop up with all the info needed for the LS6 block.mrgto said:The blocks could possibly be the same since some '01-'02 F-bodies in fact recieved the LS6 block.
I agree though, get an aftermarket set of ported heads and a nice aftermarket cam. If you want it to idle like stock, then go with teh LS6 cam.
What brand did you go with then? What did you dyno at?CMNTMXR57 said:Something closer to the stock lobe separation of 116*, moderate lift and moderate duration. No need for a mountain cam as you won't rev the engine into the range that mountain cam needs to make power.
Mine is a simple single pattern .540/.540, 220/220 on 116* lobe centerlines and I degreed it 112* on install. It idles like stock and actually has scared people on the dyno because it idles every bit as well as a stock engine. At about 3,000rpm though it winds up like a beast.
Cool, thanks. So what did your car dyno at? Did you only have heads and cams or more?CMNTMXR57 said:GTP. Sorry about that. Craig Gallant is the man to talk to. He did great work on LT1 heads, then when the LS1 came out, he jumped on that right away. Several of the quicker cars in the local F-Body club have GTP stuff.
This is not to take away from some of the other great combos that have popped in the past year or two, but his stuff has been around since '97 and is proven.
So you must be pushin 475-500 hp at the crank then? Very nice indeed... So this is about the limit as far as N/A goes...CMNTMXR57 said:403 rwhp. Heads and cam are the major things, but in order to support the gains from the H&C, there's headers, intake mods, programming with LS1 Edit, etc, etc. My list is in my signature.
Well 500hp at the crank would be fine by me, that is about as much as I would require. This is your camaro we are talkin about right? How much would it cost for the head/cam combination? I figure intake is like $250, headers prolly $500-750. So about $1000 there.CMNTMXR57 said:I figure 500. That's pushing it with my conservative heads and cam setup by todays standards of aftermarket heads and cams. There are a few "hotter" setups than mine that would still be considered mild that can push it closer to 550. Then when you start getting into the mountain cams you'll see 600+ flywheel hp. From there, you gotta start increasing displacement if you want to make more power N/A.