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1992 Corvette ZR-1 Engine Plant Tour | Retro Review

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Brings back a lot of memories! I got my drivers license in 1989 and remember seeing the new ZR1 in all the car mags.
     
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    Snagged Shenanigans!!! Established Member

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    I'll have to check this one out later.
     
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    97snakebite Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Man that guy must be loaded by now been doing these shows for decades
     
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    JD03Cobra Who's your Daddy! Established Member

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    haha the wet vet!! Love that ZR1
     
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    96 cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Wasn't one of the cobra R's engines a mercruiser or derivative?
     
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    I think Ford used marine blocks for the 95r but they still made them.

    Timing chain setup is interesting. Looks like a conventional pushrod chain is still used and it drives the chains to the heads.
     
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    Ha! Cool info!
     
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    Interesting! Never knew the Mercruiser made those engines.
    Funny how GM made (or had? Was it their design?) a great DOHC engine for the ZR-1. And the ZR-1 was abit of an unknown beast, atleast over here in Europe.
    Despite that, it's all pushrods still.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Just think where GM would be now if they had kept developing that engine instead of the LS series. That said, the LT5 has a huge foot print, and probably would fit in the F-Bodies without a decent amount of work (I've never looked into the possibility).

    I believe the engine was actually designed in conjunction with Lotus.
     
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    Well the modular engines are huge aswell. All DOHC v8's tends to be quite enormous in size.

    Now that you mention it, yes I think I've read somewhere that it was developed in conjunction with Lotus.
    They should've continued on that track.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The LT5 is even bigger than a mod motor. I'm believe it's larger than a Vortec 8100.
     
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    gimmie11s Dont be a Hybred Established Member

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    Great, great video and thanks for sharing! Wet Vette was awesome.
     
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    speeddemon2000 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Cool Video.

    I would love that wet vet boat.
     
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    Weather Man Persistance Is A Bitch Premium Member Established Member

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    I have wanted one of those for a while. They are actually reasonably priced right and and pretty easy to find.
     

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