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I thought this was kind of slick. An LSX with a front mounted distributor, front mounted mech fuel pump (I am not sure I like where it mounts), and one coil. Looks like it uses a Ford distriutor and fuel pump. Ignition box required of course. The LSX is getting more appealing all time.

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somebody was posting on here today or yesterday wondering why guys still build those old obsolete Gen 1 engines. $434 for a dist mount a regular Chevy doesn't even need......
 

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the fuel pump mounts upside down up under the distributor.
with this cover, you could run one of those HEI distributors designed for a 5.0 Ford if you don't want to run an external box.
but really, for the same amount of money as just the cover is going to cost you, why not just get the MSD ignition box that fires the stock coils?
 

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The main idea with this is that coupled with a carb it would entirely eliminate the need for a computer to run the engine. Kinda defeats the purpose of the modern engine to me but the LSX is definitely a better design than the original Gen I. Whether it is a cost effective is questionable however.
 

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i still think the only reason GM came out with this part at all is so they can work the LS family into NASCAR racing down the line.
why else would they come out with the new cast iron LSX block and special heads to go along with it, carb intakes, and this front cover?
 

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i still think the only reason GM came out with this part at all is so they can work the LS family into NASCAR racing down the line.
why else would they come out with the new cast iron LSX block and special heads to go along with it, carb intakes, and this front cover?

Down the line? A GenIII is used in what was called Busch North and Winston West right now.... Carbed and Mech. pump. Engine was done by Carl Wegener. Even uses hyd. roller lifters and turns 8k. Factory heads, CNC ported. Engine is a "spec" type engine but is not sealed. Each part is coded with special markings showing it to be a spec part.
 

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would that rob at least 15 frictional horses? looks like it to me. i love the gen 3 engines but because they can be run without alot of the crap of he gen1 engines.
 

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i still think the only reason GM came out with this part at all is so they can work the LS family into NASCAR racing down the line.
why else would they come out with the new cast iron LSX block and special heads to go along with it, carb intakes, and this front cover?
Consider it already done. GM released a new nascar block and heads this year that are loosely based upon the Gen III architecture. However, the bore spacing, and other things are different to be optimized in a 358 cubic inch engine.
 
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