1977 CHEVY Corvette all aluminum Chevrolet LS1 5.7L engine
Price: US $5,100.00 Item location: Libby, Montana, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Chevrolet
- Model: Corvette
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: LS1/4l60e 2 door coupe with T Tops
- Year: 1977
- Mileage: 400
- VIN: 1Z37L7S405444
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 5.7l LS1
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Tilt steering wheel, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Buckskin
- Options: T-Tops, Satellite radio with CD and Blue tooth, LS1 5.7L V8 Fule Injected
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1977 Chevrolet CorvetteFor sale is my 1977 Corvette that I have owned for more then 20 years. I have recently completed a conversion to an LS1/4l60e engine and transmission. The LS1 is rated at 320 horsepower and the transmission is a 4 speed automatic.
The brake calipers have all been replaced with stainless steel sleeved units. Electric MSD fuel pump replaces the mechanical pump and an electric dual fan assembly replaces the mechanical fan.
The wiring harness is from an LS2 engine and converted to connected with the LS1 and the Corvette gauges and wiring. The speedometer/tachometer has been upgraded to electronic Autometer gauges. An Alpine stereo system has been installed that includes Bluetooth, irius radio, D and legacy power amp and speaker box. The four front speakers have also been replaced.
The windshield is new and the back window has been replaced with a defrost window. The tires are all new general 235 70r 15. The air conditioning system is a brand new Vintage Air system with a Sanden 508 compressor.
There is no warranty and the car is sold as is where it is. Buyer is responsible for inspecting the car prior to purchasing and for arranging to pick up the car. The car is for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction at any time without notice.On Sep-05-15 at 14:44:12 PDT, eller added the following information:
The wiring harness is from an LS2 engine and the ECU is a 12200411
The curse of the ‘98When I was looking at LS1 engines to install in my Corvette, here was only 4 years (1998-2002) that would fit, ithout major modifications, o the Corvette and these had to be Camaro or firebirds. I soon found out that the 1998 was the redheaded stepchild of these years. The 1998 has the perimeter bolts on the valve covers, hich I like better, t can only be bored out .004 of an inch (who cares) and the rod bolts are weaker some say. There was also a problem with the PCV valve setup.
The LS engine family has gained a reputation for being a very dependable engine that commonly last for 200k and some often reach 300k. There where many owners of 1998 LS1 cars talking of 150k to 250k cars that had not encountered any problems beyond routine maintenance.
I found the engine I bought less than 700 miles away at half the price and half the mileage of most of the engines I had looked at on places like eBay. I guess I was taking advantage of the curse of the '98.
I did update the valley pan to that of an LS6 with the PCV being internal to the engine
If I took the worse case scenario and had an engine lose a valve into a cylinder at 90 MPH, doubt I would try and have any of the LS1 engines bored and rebuilt. It would be far easier to just buy another LS engine and install it. I would probably still take advantage of the “curse of the '98” and buy that year if one should became available for half the price, alf the mileage and only 700 miles away.