Post Tagged with: "LS Swap"

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Advice on Swapping a 4.8L LR4 LS Engine & 4L60E Trans into a 1969 Firebird

I have a 1969 Firebird that I’m swapping in a 2002 LR4 4.8L LS engine from a GMC Sierra pickup. I have the mechanical swap parts for mounting the engine […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Modern GM Transmission Upgrade Options for an LS-Swapped 1970 Chevy Nova

I’m looking into which late model overdrive automatic would be the best choice behind the 6.2L LS in my ’70 Nova. Chevrolet Performance has just announced availability of the 6L80E […]

Featured Vehicles

Z Meets LS: Eric Ritz’s 1973 Datsun 240Z

Eric Ritz got his love of vintage Datsuns—and all things car—the honest way. “My parents had me at the racetrack when I was six months old,” he told us. “I […]

Featured Vehicles / Hot Rod Power Tour

What Does it Take to Stuff an LS6 Into a Mid-Engine 1972 Lotus Europa? Let’s Ask the Guy Who Did It…

Made between 1966 and 1975, the Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman’s first take on a mid-engined grand touring car and the predecessor to the awesome Lotus Esprit. Following the Lotus […]

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Give Your LS Engine a Vintage, Big Block-Style Makeover with LS Classic Series Valve Covers

In an older hot rod or musclecar, the modern LS motor and its coil-on-plug valve covers can look more out-of-place than Marlon Brando’s wristwatch in the Superman Movie. But fear […]

Driveline / Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Torque Converter for an LS-Swapped Chevy S-10 with a 4L60E

I was wondering if you could help me. I have a ‘99 Chevy S10 with an LS1 engine that has a long crank and iron heads. We are trying to […]

Engine & Exhaust / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Building an L83 vs. LS Swapping an ’84 Corvette

I have an 1984 Corvette 350 that’s a real dog. What is the best way to get more out of it? I’d like to get 300 horsepower or more. — […]

Driveline / Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 9): Rear End, Driveline and Punch List Punch-Out

A couple of updates ago, you saw me load up our junkyard Ford 8.8 that was removed from a semi-cooperative 2001 Ford Explorer. I originally kicked around the idea to […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 5): Engine Assembly & Test-Fit Time

In past updates we freshened up this LM7 V8 by installing a mix of quality replacement parts and Summit Racing‘s Pro LS Series high performance goodies to complement our turbocharged […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 4): The Teardown

I’ve put this job off as long as I could. While this 2.4 liter automatic Tacoma’s acceleration is painfully slow, I was enjoying doing truck stuff with it. Hauling lumber, […]