View Full Version : 69 conv resto rod...ill need lots of help

68 vert resto
09-06-2007, 06:50 PM
I am so glad to have been referred to this site...
Ill i can say is WOW !!

I usually hang at my name is Z1 there i have a 79 TA that took 2nd at the Nationals this year.
I also did the bandit run & I have The Bandit Run Trailer u might have seen at the Nats.

My 79 is stock but i am doing a 68 firebird conv. resto rod
i live in Independence Mo

I hope to save alot of mistakes by posting here from the get go so id appreciate any help .
I believe i have found a donor car a 97 ta conv w 65k mi
still looking for the 68 vert I want to get started asap so i can have it done buy spring

09-06-2007, 07:31 PM
Are you wanting to swap an LT1 or an LS1 in? The 97 will have an LT1.

68 vert resto
09-06-2007, 07:45 PM
I just realised that after reading ...I guess the 97 would be an lt4 should i pass and hold out for an ls1
i figure there is more info available here for an ls1

09-06-2007, 08:13 PM
definitely hold out for ls1. it has so much more power than i expected. 300whp stock is pretty ridiculous. The top end power is awesome, but i have never driven in an lt1 so i wouldn't know how that is. I've heard that they are more of torque monsters tho

09-06-2007, 09:38 PM
Are you sure it's an LT4? Those are pretty rare. Being a 97 doesn't mean it is. I would do an LS swap, they're prettier lol

09-06-2007, 11:02 PM
If you are going to do a swap and you do not have the LTx motor, I would wait for a LSx motor. IMHO , Nothing wrong with the LTx motor. The LSx motors are just the next generation and are easy motors to get some decent horsepower out of. Again nothing really wrong with the LTx motors.. Roger

09-06-2007, 11:47 PM
LTx motors are ok but just think about the opti :swing: the LSx are lighter and respond better to mods.

68 vert resto
09-07-2007, 01:53 AM
Ill be holding out for the ls

09-07-2007, 11:41 AM
TAC is a great site too. The 97 should be an LT1. Wait the LSx out.