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How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s

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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.
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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.
Pages : 160
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 556 Color Photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781932494884
Product Code : SA86

Dedication and Foreword

Preface, Acknowledgments, and Author’s Bio

Introduction

 

Chapter 1: The History of The Gen III LS1 V-8

Small Blocks: Gen I/II/III

Thumbs-Up for the Gen III 

The Gen III LS1 V-8 Begins

Building an Engine From Scratch

The LS6 Story

The LQ9

The Future

 

Chapter 2: The Gen III LS1 V-8 Engine Basics

Gen III LS1 V-8 Usages 

The Details to Make Horsepower  

Engine Block

Cylinder Heads

Crankshaft

Connecting Rods

Pistons 

Valvetrain

Oiling System

Intake Tract

Electronic Fuel Injection

Ignition 

Exhaust

Front Accessory Drive 

The LQ4 and LQ9 6.0-Liter Gen IIIs 

Building a High-Performance 6.0-Liter Gen III V-8

Quality Built Engines

Vehicle and Gen III V-8 Factory Combos

 

Chapter 3: Production Parts for Performance

Engine Blocks

Cranks 

Rods 

Pistons 

Valves

Valvesprings

Camshafts 

Cylinder Heads

Fasteners 

Intake Manifold

Coils

Oil Pans 

Throttle Body

Mass Airflow (MAF) Sensors 

Airbox

 

Chapter 4: Tips and Tricks to Remove and Reinstall the Gen III V-8

Removing a Gen III V-8 from an F-Car 

Removing a Gen III V-8 from a Corvette 

Removing a Gen III from a Full-Size Truck or SUV 

Running a Gen III V-8 in a Pre-Gen III V-8 Vehicle 

 

Chapter 5: Bolt-On Power

Where Does Bolt-On Power Come From?

Noise Canceling

Hot Rod Development

Airboxes 

Intake Manifold

Performance Camshaft and Valvetrain Components 

Supercharger 

Nitrous 

 

 

Chapter 6: 100 Horsepower Anybody Can Install

SLP Power 

More Air

A Lift

Special Tools

Tips for Success

Why CNC Porting?

Vehicles That Respond 

Dyno Results

 

 

Chapter 7: 500+ Horsepower NA Street-Racer Buildup

Power Parts 

External Pump Oiling System

Simple Performance

Controlling it All

Every Last Detail 

Block Prep

Ring Fitting

Bearing Clearance 

Hanging the Pistons on the Rods 

Installing Rings on Pistons

Installing the Crank in the Block

Installing a Camshaft

Installing the Connecting Rods/Pistons

Piston Talk 

Oiling System and Water Pump

Building Cylinder Heads

Installing and Torquing the Cylinder Heads

Dyno Results 

 

Chapter 8: Gen III Vortec Truck Engine Buildups

Simple Supercharger Install 

LS6 Parts for Power

Turbo 

 

Chapter 9: 1,200-Horsepower, 387-Cubic-Inch C5R Power

The Builders 

The Engine

How to Build 1,200-Horsepower Engines

Prepping a Race Block 

Cleaning Parts for Final Install 

Piston and Rod Assembly

Installing the Cam

Degreeing the Cam 

Building the Heads 

Finishing it Off 

So How Did It Do?

 

 

Chapter 10: How to Control That Gen III V-8

Slewing

EFI Computer Contents

Fuel Injectors 

Mass Air, Speed-Density, and Alpha-N 

Sequential, Bank Fire, and Batch Fire 

Tuning the Gen III V-8 EFI

Aftermarket Controllers

How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s

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