How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s: Modifying and Tuning GenIII Engines for GM Cars and Pickups
In 1997 Chevrolet did the unthinkable: it re-designed the most popular and most modified engine in American history. The Chevrolet small-block V-8 made its debut in 1955, and with its arrival, Chevrolet instantly leaped to the forefront in the minds of hot rodders and performance enthusiasts alike. While the engine grew in displacement and technology over the next 30 years, its basic design remained unchanged . . . until 1997, when the Generation III LS1/LS6 engine design was introduced. The LS1 engine first appeared in the 1997 Corvette, and soon followed in the Camaro, Firebird, and thousands of full-size Chevy trucks and SUVs. This book is essential for the enthusiast who wants to get the most performance out of this engine design but is only familiar with the older Chevy small-blocks. Along with full-color photos, this book includes everything you need to know about these engines, including the difficult engine removal and installation, simple engine bolt-ons, electronic controls for the Generation III engine, and detailed engine builds at four different power levels.
What people are saying - Write a review
aftermarket airbox aluminum bore calibration Camaro Camaro/Firebird camshaft cast chapter clamping clearance CNC-ported coils combustion chamber components connector coolant Corvette crank crank sensor crankcase crankshaft cylinder heads degrees diameter drive dry-sump dyno EFI system engine block exhaust factory fasteners front ft-lb fuel injector gasket Gen III engine Gen III LS1 Gen III V-8 GM Performance GM Powertrain head bolts headers hex-head holes hose hot-rod inch increase install intake manifold intake ports lift lifter LS1 engine LS1-Edit LS6 heads LS6 intake machined main caps mount O2 sensor oil pan oil pump oiling system pistons plug pressure pull pushrod pushrod engine rear cover reinstall remove ring rockers seal small-block spark sump supercharger swap throttle body tion tool truck engines tube turbo V-8 engine valve covers valvesprings valvetrain vehicle wheel wiring