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CARTECH-SA245
Item Number: CARTECH-SA245
Weight: 1 lbs.
Publisher: CarTech, Inc
Softcover: 176 pages
Dimensions: 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
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The 1967-1981 Camaros and Firebirds are enduring classics that include the Z28, Firebird Formula 400, and the Smokey and the Bandit edition Trans Ams. But many owners want their rides to have the latest and greatest in GM engine technology and performance, and that's the LS engine. These F-Body cars readily accept these compact, lightweight modern V-8 engines. The LS engines produce more horsepower per cubic inch than almost all other pushrod V-8 engines, so the combination of the LS engine and a Camaro or Firebird make for an extraordinary performance car. And that's precisely why these engine swaps have become so popular.

To perform a professional caliber LS engine swap into a Camaro or Firebird, you need proper planning, the right combination of parts, and information to complete the project. Swap LS Engines into Camaros & Firebirds: 1967-1981 provides excellent instruction and guidance for selecting the best engine for a budget, choosing the adapter plates and engine mounts, dropping the engine into the car, selecting the ideal transmission and drivelines, and completing all facets of the swap. You need to ensure that all the other components on the car are compatible with the engine, so author McClellan instructs readers how to integrate the electronic engine control system on the early F-Body cars as well as select and install exhaust, intake, fuel pumps, and upgrade cooling system for the high-performance LS.

While the swapping process is covered in detail, the author also provides a helpful Gen III and Gen IV LS engine guide, so the reader finds the best performing and reliable engine suited for a particular car and application, such as Pro Touring, drag racing, and high-performance street. In addition, the author explains how to shop for and buy a used LS engine from a salvage yard, so you get a good engine with all required accessories. When you are ready to swap a stock powerplant engine for a GM LS, you are going to need this book.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Foreword by Steven Rupp

Introduction

Chapter 1:

Choosing an LS Engine 
Selection Process 
GM LS Engine Architecture 
Gen III Engines 
Gen IV Engines 
Gen IV Vortec Engines 
Chevrolet Performance Engines 
Other LS Engine Builders 
Sourcing from a Junkyard or Salvage Yard 
Sample Junkyard Pull and Buildup: A Turbo 5.3L 

Chapter 2:

Engine and Subframe 
Front Clip Sheet Metal 
Stock Subframe 
Engine Mounts 
Oil Pans 
Oil

Chapter 3:

Chassis and Suspension 
Removing the Subframe 
Front Suspension 
Rear Suspension 
Wheels 
Tires 
Installing Mini-Tubs 
Brake Systems

Chapter 4:

Front-Drive Accessories 
Camaro, Corvette, Truck and GM Kits 
Balancers and Dampeners 
Aftermarket Options 
Helpful Hints

Chapter 5:

Fuel System 
Proper Planning 
Fuel Pump 
Filter 
Hose and Fittings 
Stock Fuel Tank Replacement 
Tank Replacement Sources 
AN Line Fabrication 
Gas Pedal

Chapter 6:

Cooling System 
Radiator 
Radiator Hose Location 
Coolant Steam Line 
Heater Outlets 
Coolant Temperature Sensor 
Electric Fan 
PCV System

Chapter 7:

Transmission 
T56 Install 
New-Style Transmissions 
Classic Transmissions 
Crossmembers 
Bellhousing

Chapter 8:

Wiring 
Gauges
Wiring Harness
Adapting an LSX Wiring Harness 
ECM Calibration

Chapter 9:

Exhaust and Induction
Headers 
Oxygen Sensors 
Catalytic Converters 
Induction

Chapter 10:

Initial Start-Up
Systems Checks 
Leaks 
Nut and Bolt the Car 
Engine Break-In: First Firing and Test-Drive
Source Guide

Details:

Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 409 color photos
ISBN: 9781613250310
Product Code: SA245

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