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How to Build Big-Inch GM LS-Series Engines

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The GM LS-Series engines have made history. These engines produce copious amounts of horsepower and do it very efficiently, and therefore the LS engines have been installed in many GM cars as well as transplanted into hot rods and multitudes of muscle cars. These wildly popular engines have been modified in many ways, and one of the most popular and affordable modifications is stroking an LS engine. By adding more cubic inches, these engines are producing exceptional horsepower and torque.

Author Stephen Kim covers the various models of LS engines, so if you're buying an engine you are able to select the best stroker platform. He also guides you through each crucial step of building a stroker or big-inch LS engine. He starts by discussing the stroker options, the maximum stroke and bore for aluminum as well as iron block engines, and the best cranks, rods, and pistons from various aftermarket suppliers. The budding LS engine builder is then able to select parts or the stroker kit that best fits the particular motor and the budget.

Kim delves into the benefits and drawbacks to stroking the range of LS aluminum and iron block motors. But, he also examines the aftermarket blocks from World, Dart, and GM Performance Parts for stroking. LS engine s are the hottest engine family on the market right now, and for good reason. While there are other LS engine books on the market, this is the only one that specifically addresses increasing displacement as a means of gaining real world usable horsepower.

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The photos in this edition are black and white.

The GM LS-Series engines have made history. These engines produce copious amounts of horsepower and do it very efficiently, and therefore the LS engines have been installed in many GM cars as well as transplanted into hot rods and multitudes of muscle cars. These wildly popular engines have been modified in many ways, and one of the most popular and affordable modifications is stroking an LS engine. By adding more cubic inches, these engines are producing exceptional horsepower and torque.

Author Stephen Kim covers the various models of LS engines, so if you're buying an engine you are able to select the best stroker platform. He also guides you through each crucial step of building a stroker or big-inch LS engine. He starts by discussing the stroker options, the maximum stroke and bore for aluminum as well as iron block engines, and the best cranks, rods, and pistons from various aftermarket suppliers. The budding LS engine builder is then able to select parts or the stroker kit that best fits the particular motor and the budget.

Kim delves into the benefits and drawbacks to stroking the range of LS aluminum and iron block motors. But, he also examines the aftermarket blocks from World, Dart, and GM Performance Parts for stroking. LS engine s are the hottest engine family on the market right now, and for good reason. While there are other LS engine books on the market, this is the only one that specifically addresses increasing displacement as a means of gaining real world usable horsepower.

Pages : 144
Size : 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format : Paperback / softback
Illustrations : 305 b/w photos
Publisher : CarTech
ISBN : 9781613251645
Product Code : SA203P

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: Advent of the GM LS Engine

Design Features 

Pushrod Power

Explosive Potential 

 

Chapter 2: Stroking Options

Efficiency

Displacement Defined

Pushing the Envelope

Clearancing

The Power of Cubic Inches

 

Chapter 3: The LS Engine Family

LS1

LS2

LS3/L92/L99 

LS4

LS6

LS7

LS9

LSA 

LQ4/LQ9

LY6 

L76 

Vortec 4800

Vortec 5300

 

Chapter 4: Engine Blocks

Getting Bored

Factory Aluminum Blocks

Factory Iron Blocks 

Aftermarket Blocks

Machine Work 

 

Chapter 5: Crankshafts

Stroking for Displacement

Factory Crankshafts 

Cast vs. Forged vs. Billet 

Strength

Metallurgy

Overlap

Twist vs. Non-Twist Forging 

Heat-Treating the Crankshaft

Knife-Edging the Crankshaft Counterweights 

Balancing the Crankshaft 

Crankshaft Weight

Dampeners

Manufacturer Choices 

 

Chapter 6: Connecting Rods

Stock Rods

Forging Materials 

Rod Shape 

Rod Length 

Manufacturer Choices 

 

Chapter 7: Pistons

Factory Pistons

Alloys 

Skirts

Gas Porting 

Wrist Pins 

Compression Height

Dishes and Domes

Power Adder Pistons

Custom Pistons 

Coatings

Weight

Manufacturer Choices

 

Chapter 8: Oiling System

Lubrication Basics 

Pressure vs. Volume 

Oil Pumps 

Stock Pans

Aftermarket Pans

Dry Sump Systems

Oil Coolers 

 

Chapter 9: Cylinder Heads

Appetite for Air

Port Volume

Flow vs. Velocity

Valve Angle

Angle of Attack 

Valve Seat Angle

Combustion Chambers

Factory Cathedral-Port Heads

Factory Rectangle-Port Heads

Aftermarket Heads 

 

Chapter 10: Camshafts 

Cam Effects 

Lobe Profile 

Duration

Overlap

Measuring Duration

Lift

Piston-to-Valve Clearance

Valve Events

Timing Tricks 

Variable Valve Timing 

Single- vs. Dual-Pattern

 

Chapter 11: Valvetrain

Valvetrain Dynamics

Fighting Float

Lifters 

Solid Rollers for the Street 

Valvesprings 

Retainers

Rocker Arms

Rocker Ratio 

Pushrods

Timing Sets

Timing Covers

 

Chapter 12: Induction

Intake Dynamics

Early Stock Intakes

Stock Rectangle-Port Intakes 

LS6-Style Aftermarket Intakes 

Aftermarket Rectangle-Port Intakes 

Carbureted Intakes

Throttle Bodies

 

Chapter 13: Fuel and Spark

Electronic Fuel Injection 

Fuel Pump and Injector Sizing 

Carburetors 

Ignition 

 

Chapter 14: Proven Stroker Combinations

Full-Race Screamer LSX

Wee Beast LS1 

Big Daddy LS2

Welterweight Brawler LS3

Brazilian Stock Car LS3 Motor

 

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