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How To Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s: Modifying & Tuning Gen III GM Engines

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The 3rd Generation (or Gen III) Chevy Small Block V8 is revolutionizing the high-performance world.

The new 450-plus horsepower LS1 and LS6 engines are terrorizing Mustangs and imports all over the US, and with all the aftermarket stuff available to the public, LS1, LS6 and Vortec engines have reached the top of "Hot Rod Mountain."

If you want to "soup-up" your Gen III Chevy V8, then this is the book to read. In order to extract the most power out of your LS1 or LS6, you will need to know how to remove (and resintall) the engine, and an entire chapter of the book, along with 150 color photos shows you how to do that, and do it the right way.

Examples shown include a Camaro, Firebird, C5 'Vette and a full-size pickup truck.


Subject: How To Build High-Performance Gen III Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8 Engines. ISBN-10: 193249488X | ISBN-13: 9781932494884 | CarTech SA86

TABLE of CONTENTS:

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 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

Chapter 8: Gen III Vortec Truck Engine Buildups
Simple Supercharger Install | LS6 Parts for Power | Turbo

Chapter 9: 1200-Horsepower 387-Cubic-Inch C5R Power
The Builders | The Engine | How to Build 1200-Horsepower Engines | Prepping a C5R Race Block | Cleaning Parts for Final Assembly | 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 | Gen III V-8 Engine Sensor Inputs | Deep Calibrating | Aftermarket Controllers

  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Will Handzel
  • Pages: 160 - Over 550 color photographs
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-932494-88-4
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