This is a fish story at Chevrolet that dates back more than 60 years to the most popular American V-8 ever produced. The small-barricade Chevrolet V-8—displacing 265 cubic inches—debuted in the all-new 1955 Chevrolet. Imagine the excitement of succinct overhead valve V-8 power at the time. It was quite the...
When it comes to power fabrication, nothing beats a power-adder. If Street Outlaws is any indication, power-adders are alive and good-naturedly and living under the hood of most every racer out roaming the streets. Power-adders have become so extensive that many engine builders now offer dedicated crate...
FiTech recently introduced a thread of affordable and easy-to-install self-tuning induction systems for GM LS engines designed with both the... The fabricated daily aluminum intake may be what grabs the eye first but it’s the rest of the kit that really stands out. It’s a complete system that...
It’s individual nature and it afflicts gearheads just like everyone else. Yeah, a top-of-the-line LS7, LS3, or even the new-gen LT mill under your hood is something quality aspiring to, but there are a ton of other LS... One of these is the LS1. Yep, the engine that changed everything just over 20 years...
Atlas Display 364CI LS + Nitrous New for the 2016 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge Presented by HOT ROD, the Nitrous class was created to add a... We would purvey the nitrous jets and let competitors choose how and when to apply their “hit. ” Would competitors lean too much on their engines,...
Ignition timing is effortlessly the single most important tuning adjustment on an internal-combustion engine, yet the concept of ignition curves... All it takes to promote torque, horsepower, and driveability is a simple timing light and an informed tuning process. The plan behind optimized ignition...
One man’s trifles is another man’s treasure is a phrase that fits well here. It all started with a friend that was going to stroke an LS1 he had for a project. His plan was to add some new Scat rotating parts and Quirk Flow heads, and stuff the 383 LS1 into his race car. However, that meant he had...
Senior editor’s Note: Mike Mavrigian must do nothing but build engines and write stories about them ... cover has a base that secures to the stumbling-block and a cover plate. After installing the lifters, I applied a thin bead of Permatex Ultra Blue RTV to the block ...
The T56 Wonderful Magnum transmission needs a flywheel, clutch, pressure plate, and dust covers ... and flywheel. Once the engine was on a hoist, we drained and removed the ancestor oil pan and replaced it with the Moroso one. Make sure to check and recheck ...
The spy shots closing week told us what to expect and now GM has unveiled the 2008 Corvette, fitted with a new 6.2L LS3 V8 engine developing 430hp and 575 ... more than a 5-percent percent in burgeon in lift, from 0.521-inch to 0.551-inch (13.25 mm to ...
Silverado ZR2 concept At a peek, it’s clear the Silverado ZR2 concept wasn’t designed to haul flowers back from the nursery. With its widened body, tall stance and formidable LS supercharged engine ... and a four-inch lift kit to help negotiate ...