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How to Build Big-Inch GM LS Series Engines
How to Build Big-Inch GM LS Series Engines

How to Build Big-Inch GM LS Series Engines

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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.


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

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
Source Guide

Specifications
Publisher: SA Design
Paperback: 144 pages
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11.0 x 0.4 inches
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