When we first started on the 85 Corvette, dubbed Project 85, it was merely a shell of what it had once been. Parts were located in, on, or around the car awaiting the opportunity to be put to use. The downside is that the car had to be put together before we could enjoy it; but, in putting the car together, we could build it exactly the way we wanted it. That included upgrading to an LT1 with a supercharger. We made a few improvements while building the engine, which helps with engine longevity and also adds a few horsepower. Heres what we did to make a driveable, supercharged LT1.
Note that there is no throttle body on this engine. We have a special installation well be bringing to you in our next story: the engine and transmission, along with the supercharger. Stay tunedthis is where it starts to get fun.