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Landman
11-18-2018, 07:30 AM
Hi all, I saw this pair in Saskatoon about 10 years ago, one stock and one with what looks to me like a Corvette engine. I'd like to build a model of the one with the Corvette so I need to ID what motor it actually is.770387703677037

junior
11-18-2018, 08:53 AM
LS series Chevy engine...earlier version something like an LS 1 or an LS 3 would be my guess. cheers, junior


BTW...the coil covers look a lot like Holden or GTO covers modified with Avanti script.

Landman
11-18-2018, 09:18 AM
LS series Chevy engine...earlier version something like an LS 1 or an LS 3 would be my guess. cheers, junior


BTW...the coil covers look a lot like Holden or GTO covers modified with Avanti script.

Ah, that explain the fact that I can't find corvette covers that look like that. thanks Junior. I figured it to be an early LS but those covers threw me.

Dick Steinkamp
11-18-2018, 09:45 AM
As Jr says...Holden Monaro/Pontiac GTO LS1

https://d3lp4xedbqa8a5.cloudfront.net/s3/digital-cougar-assets/streetmachine/2017/08/03/Misc/holden-monaro-engine.jpg

Landman
11-18-2018, 01:59 PM
Thanks guys.

fargoguy
11-18-2018, 05:10 PM
Ls1- very good build- I can put you in contact with the builder if you have more questions. He has since sold the blue one.

Landman
11-19-2018, 05:48 AM
Ls1- very good build- I can put you in contact with the builder if you have more questions. He has since sold the blue one.

I'll say. It is absolutely perfect, it looks like it belongs there. I remember seeing a '54 done with a Grand National engine same quality. I don't think I'll need to speak to the owner as that motor isn't easy to get in scale. So I may do the Avanti with A Grand National as I have one Glue Bomb GN. Thanks for the help guys.