The Cloyes Hex-A-Just true roller timing chain set allows finite cam adjustment after installation, up to six degrees in either direction (advanced or retarded). We install one and show how it works.
by Barry Kluczyk on October 9, 2013
Seventy-five years after it opened, GM’s historic Tonawanda engine plant heads into the future with production of the Gen V family. We follow along with the build of Chevy’s newest small-block, the LT1.
There’s no denying the benefits of self-tuning EFI on a street car, but what about a drag racer? Follow this installation of a FAST EZ-EFI 2.0 system on a hot little Nova and check out the dyno numbers.
by Barry Kluczyk on September 17, 2013
We’re going after big numbers to help our new 1978 Malibu wagon project car “Fugly” get down the quarter-mile in the 9-second range. So thus begins the build of our 1,000+ horsepower, Whipple supercharged behemoth
by Michael Harding on September 17, 2013
We started with a GM crate engine and did a complete top-end upgrade. We installed parts from COMP Cams, RHS, Edelbrock and Performance Distributors. Then we decided to build a stroker – find out why inside.
by John Baechtel on September 16, 2013
JE Pistons has expanded its asymmetrical technology to the LS line of pistons. This design features a smaller piston skirt on one side to reduce weight and friction without giving up durability. Check out the story!
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 22, 2013
In this tech installment, we take an in-depth look at dyno tests of three of Crane Cam’s most popular LS3 grinds. Step inside to get the real-world data on how each different cam affects the LS3′s power production.
by Bobby Kimbrough on August 15, 2013
Camshaft technology has been around for centuries. This month we dive deeper into the history and substance of the camshaft and its uses in the internal combustion engine. Check it out here!
While cylinder head porting receives most of the attention, valve design is also important. After all, there’s no greater restriction in performance intake systems than the traditional poppet valve. Check it out.
The 12-cylinder LS engine dubbed the “LS12″ has been creating quite a stir in the LS world. We spoke with one of the builders of the amazing Frankenstein V12 LS engine and have all the inside info on this incredible engine build inside. Click the link for all the info…
by Barry Kluczyk on April 16, 2013
With a budget in mind we put together the entry-level range of serpentine system offerings for Chevy’s three engine families: small-block, big-block and LS from Concept One. Check out these quality systems at prices that won’t break the bank for your next engine build project.
by Rick Seitz on March 20, 2013
We’re currently cooking up a ’69 Camaro project car that we’re going to call “Blank Slate.” Basically, it’s going to be a no BS, hardcore, badass pro-touring car – and we’re not going to cut any corners for this girl. For power, we’ll be using a 502 ci. LS engine, built by our good friends over at RHS.
If a torsional damper is not installed correctly, poor engine operation or damage can result. The key is to forget the hammer and use a dedicated damper installation tool that presses the damper into place and keeps it square to the crankshaft. Watch as we install a Fluidampr damper on a big-block Chevy.
Understanding the basics of oil formulas for both street and race engines can help engine builders make the right selection to achieve optimum performance and parts protection. EngineLabs talks with the experts at Driven Oil, Lucas Oil and Royal Purple to learn their strategies.
by Don Creason on January 10, 2013
Controlling pressure inside your engine’s crankcase can yield a significant increase in horsepower. This goes hand in hand with properly controlling your oil system. How much power and how you set things up are also tied together and will depend on your engine’s particular setup.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on December 21, 2012
Converting an LS engine to a carb might seem like taking a step backwards in technology, but there’s something to be said for “tuning with a screwdriver” simplicity. Read along as we show you how a standalone ignition system and aftermarket intakes can help all you carb junkies take full advantage of LS power…
by Barry Kluczyk on December 10, 2012
The fifth generation small block reintroduces the LT1 moniker – last used on the 1996 Corvette and ’97 Camaro Z28 – with a host of advanced technologies that Chevrolet says will make it the most fuel-efficient Corvette ever. Preliminary estimates tag the new LT1 with 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque.
by Mike Magda on December 10, 2012
General Motors is boasting that the new Gen IV LT1 engine has an “all-new combustion system,” but just how really new or innovative is it? EngineLabs takes a deep dive into the cylinders to talk with the engineers responsible for the claim.
by Sean Haggai on December 6, 2012
Curious to know whether or not your current LS-based engine needs a vacuum pump? We put one to the test; installing a GZ Motorsports Sportsman vacuum pump on a big-inch 454ci. LSx. What did the dyno numbers reveal? Read on to find out, right here!
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by Paul Huizenga on December 5, 2012
So how do you top off a glass that’s already full to the brim? That’s the problem we faced with our 2011 Z06 Corvette. We had to find a few select upgrades that would boost performance without taking anything away from the car’s near-perfection in stock form…