Throwback Thursday: Figuring Out An LS Swap And The Engines

LS Swap

If You’re planning a LS swap, here is a lot of information for you.

Here we are, it’s once again a Thursday morning and we need to put together a little Throwback Thursday. It’s nice to sit back and remember things from our past, but when those reminders are filled with useful information – Bonus!

LS Swap

In this installment, we are taking a look back to May of 2012. That is when we put together an article that covered what to look for when searching the salvage yards for the perfect LS engine to motivate your hot rod. The article was called, Junkyard LS Engine Builds: Going From Rags To Riches, and not only explains the basics of LS architecture, but you’ll also find out all you need to know about intakes, throttle bodies, heads, and everything else that make up this amazing engine.

LS swap

LS7 2006 7.0L V-8 (LS7) Intake Manifold Assembly for Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

What’s more, the article is filled with information from industry professionals like Chad Golen of Golen Engine Service, and Billy Briggs of Briggs Performance, so you know it’s spot-on. For example, did you know that not all cylinder heads and intakes are the same? Some parts are, and some are not. Even with the inherent idiosyncrasies of the platform, what’s great about these engines is that many are capable of building upwards of 1,000 horsepower with just a few upgrades for durability.

LS swap

A junkyard-sourced LS can make a great engine if you know what you need, and what you are looking for.

So, sit back, take a look back, and find out if a junkyard-sourced LS engine should be in your future. By the way, if you want to check out more articles about the parts you’ll need when swapping an LS engine into your classic, all you have to do is click here.

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars, and involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion got him noticed by many locals, and he began to help them with their own vehicles.
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