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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 […]

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 […]

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. — […]

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, […]

Tech Projects

Project Firebolt: The LSX Turbo Tacoma (Part 3): Engine Mods & Reassembly

After a thorough clean up and inspection of our 5.3 V8, it’s time to build it back up with a big, beautiful shopping cart full of new parts. Our work […]

Tech Projects

Monte Makeover (Part 4): Track Testing and Dyno Testing our LS Swap

Editor’s Note: Perhaps the only things Travis Jones loves more than his 1986 Monte Carlo SS are autocross courses and a good challenge. That’s why Travis is on a mission to transform his […]