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New Member 71 LT1 survivor

Posted: May 3rd, 2020 10:06 am
by firstgenaddict
Good day, my name is James Groome and I live in Greenville, South Carolina -
Here is my 1971 LT1 coupe - survivor - 2019 National Top Flight - Original Brandshatch Green paint original interior engine never removed - 17 k miles since 1973 - and only 5000 since 1987. (Wait - make that 6500 since 1987)
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Re: New Member 71 LT1 survivor

Posted: May 14th, 2020 2:41 am
by nwav8tor
Welcome! That's quite a sweet ride. From the looks of it, you probably won't be needing much of the restoration info on this forum for quite a while...

Re: New Member 71 LT1 survivor

Posted: May 14th, 2020 5:29 am
by rbryce1
Wow, that is a nice one. When I was living in Charleston SC back in the 70's, I blew up my 1968 327 at a Corvette Club event with our club (Corvette Charleston) the Charlotte Corvette Club autocrossing on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1973, I bought the same engine you have. I was able to get the 350/370 engine long block (block and heads and all rotating parts) from Chevrolet and installed that in my '68. Not many know or remember how beefy the LT-1 was. Oversize 4 bolt mains, tuffrided crank, forged pistons, oversized rod bolts, solid cam, angled spark plugs, higher oil pump capacity, and huge intake and exhaust valves and more. Still running that engine's block and crank, which has now been totally rebuilt, bored .020 and all HP parts, in my 1965 Vette. The '68 is now being built as a total show car and has a 454 power plant. That LT-1 is the best small block they ever made, prior to electronic FI. Again, great looking car. What are you planning to do to it?

Re: New Member 71 LT1 survivor

Posted: May 17th, 2020 12:21 pm
by ktruff46
Welcome to the circus James! You got yourself one gorgeous car there! 👍👍