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In Depth Look at the LT1 Pushrod V8

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Here's an in depth presentation on the LT1 Pushrod V8 by its Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.

http://media.gm.com/dld/content/Pages/presskits/us/en/Chevrolet/gen5/_jcr_content/rightpar/sectioncontainer_1/par/download/file.res/LT1%20presentation%2024OC12a.pdf

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I wonder how long it will take for the LT1 to reach other vehicles that take a V8. I also wonder if they will create an LT1 derivative for a V6 application. Nothing against the 3.6 HF V6, but a V6 derivative of the LT1 could be the best V6 (especially in the torque department) since the Buick V8-derived 3800 V6.

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Seems that there could be far more variations on this engine with amazing gains and like Riviera states, I wonder why they do not do a v6 or even a v4 off this engine. We know you have build a quality V4 engine with over 300HP 300lbs Torque with no Turbo, I would think this would be more efficient than the weak version we have of 4 bangers with turbos.

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Seems that there could be far more variations on this engine with amazing gains and like Riviera states, I wonder why they do not do a v6 or even a v4 off this engine. We know you have build a quality V4 engine with over 300HP 300lbs Torque with no Turbo, I would think this would be more efficient than the weak version we have of 4 bangers with turbos.

that would be a 3.1L v4... for a 'truck' engine, sure.... but a slant inline would be better, and dwight has proposed something like that, right? i do think a ~200 hp 4 cyl CIB engine would be interesting for a modern s-10

a ~4.7L v6.. lets see how the 4.3L LT derived truck engine is first. ;)

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Seems that there could be far more variations on this engine with amazing gains and like Riviera states, I wonder why they do not do a v6 or even a v4 off this engine. We know you have build a quality V4 engine with over 300HP 300lbs Torque with no Turbo, I would think this would be more efficient than the weak version we have of 4 bangers with turbos.

that would be a 3.1L v4... for a 'truck' engine, sure.... but a slant inline would be better, and dwight has proposed something like that, right? i do think a ~200 hp 4 cyl CIB engine would be interesting for a modern s-10

a ~4.7L v6.. lets see how the 4.3L LT derived truck engine is first. ;)

My thinking on this is due to the wonderful V4 engine that Katech made based on the Corvette V8 engine and that Motus Uses for their new American Made motorcycle.

http://www.katechengines.com/engineering/katech-v4/

Sweet options for the 3 V4 engines available. Base is 165hp, then 220hp and top end model is a v4 with 346hp.Spome sweet crate motors.

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They could have used the 103.25mm pistons and 92mm crank throw in the truck V6. This would have yielded a 4.7 liter displacement and about 340 hp / 340 lb-ft. The compression ratio of 11.5:1 and the "premium recommended / not required" gasoline diet however probably won't be the best choice for a truck engine. A relatively peaky tune with torque peaking in the high 4000s and power peaking at about 6 grand probably won't be ideal either. I'll gladly lose 30 hp and 10 b-ft to move the torque peak down 1000 rpm and go to an 87 octane recommendation.

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