CORVETTE LT1

Street Rodder - - Accessorize -

Chevro­let Per­for­mance lists this Corvette ac­ces­sory drive in its in­struc­tion sheet. It comes with all the parts and fas­ten­ers to bolt it on but with­out a power steer­ing pump. While this might seem like a glass-halfempty propo­si­tion, it’s also the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to con­vert to EPAS. It’s be­yond the scope of this story to dive too deeply into EPAS, but Unis­teer, for ex­am­ple, of­fers an EPAS pack­age that can be adapted to an ex­ist­ing steer­ing col­umn (this will re­quire fab­ri­ca­tion work), or Unis­teer also of­fers a com­plete Tri-Five EPAS col­umn that will bolt right in. This al­lows the more tech­no­log­i­cally savvy to in­te­grate the lat­est in au­to­mo­tive tech­nol­ogy into a hot rod. There are other com­pa­nies like Amer­i­can Pow­er­train that can of­fer sys­tems as po­ten­tial EPAS up­grades for older cars. It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to show off at the lo­cal car show by just turn­ing the ig­ni­tion key to on and eas­ily turn­ing the steer­ing wheel with the en­gine not run­ning. That should im­press your friends.

♦ This is our LT1 crate en­gine as it was de­liv­ered. Note that it comes only with a wa­ter pump and bal­ancer but no ac­ces­sory drive. Note the in­board ser­pen­tine grooves— this in­di­cates this is a Corvette bal­ancer. If the grooves were to­ward the front of...

♦ The fac­tory ac­ces­sory drive for the Corvette LT1 is com­pact and avail­able di­rectly from Chevro­let Per­for­mance. Un­for­tu­nately,

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