GM LS-Series Engines

The Complete Swap Manual

GM LS-Series Engines
$29.99 $23.99 / £22.00
Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780760336090
Publisher: Motorbooks
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In GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual, expert Joseph Potak walks you through all the steps involved in installing an LS engine into any vehicle, from concept to completion.

Variants of GM’s groundbreaking family of LS engines are installed in everything from the company’s most mundane panel vans to its earth-shaking Corvette ZR1. First underhood in the 1997 Corvette, the LS1, and its successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly fuel efficient. Since that time, more than a dozen variants have been produced, ranging from bulletproof, iron-block 4.8-liter workhorses to the supercharged 7.0-liter LS7.

Performance enthusiasts have embraced this remarkable V-8, and it has quickly become a favorite for engine swaps. Why? Because the versatile engine offers fantastic power, a compact design, and light weight, and it responds very well to performance modifications. The key to this performance is a sophisticated electronics package that can intimidate even the most adventurous hot rodder.

In GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual, professional LS-series engine specialist and technician Joseph Potak details all the considerations involved in performing this swap into any vehicle. With clear instructions, color photos, diagrams, and specification tables, Potak guides you through:
  • Mounting your new engine
  • Configuring the EFI system
  • Designing fuel and exhaust systems
  • Sourcing the correct accessories for your application
  • Transmission, torque converters, and clutches
  • Performance upgrades and power-adders
  • Troubleshooting, should problems arise
This is the ultimate guide to installing an LS in your project car.

The author

Joseph Potak is a professional LS-series engine specialist and technician. He has worked for Texas Speed and Performance since 2002 and caters directly to the performance needs of owners of LSX-equipped vehicles. In his free time, Joseph volunteers as a Forum Director within the community.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780760336090
Illustrations: 400 color photos, 25 diagrams
Size: 8.25 in x 10.625 in x 0.625 in / 209.55 mm x 269.88 mm x 15.875 mm

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