How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines (Motorbooks Workshop) (Paperback)

By Joseph Potak

Motorbooks, 9780760335437, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

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Description

For gearheads who want to build or modify popular LS engines, How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines provides the most detailed and extensive instructions ever offered for those modding LS engines through the Gen IV models.
 
The LS1 engine shook the performance world when introduced in the 1997 Corvette. Today the LS9 version far eclipses even the mightiest big-blocks from the muscle car era, and it does so while meeting modern emissions requirements and delivering respectable fuel economy. Premier LS engine technician Joseph Potak addresses every question that might come up:

  • Block selection and modifications
  • Crankshaft and piston assemblies
  • Cylinder heads, camshafts, and valvetrain
  • Intake manifolds and fuel system
  • Header selection
  • Setting up ring and bearing clearances for specific uses 

Potak also guides readers through forced induction and nitrous oxide applications. In addition, the book is fully illustrated with color photography and detailed captions to further guide readers through the mods described, from initial steps to final assembly. Whatever the reader’s performance goals,How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines will guide readers through the necessary modifications and how to make them. It’s the ultimate resource for building the ultimate LS-series engine!

The Motorbooks Workshop series covers topics that engage and interest car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Written by subject-matter experts and illustrated with step-by-step and how-it’s-done reference images, Motorbooks Workshop is the ultimate resource for how-to know-how.



About the Author

Joseph Potak is a professional LS-series engine specialist and technician. He has worked for Texas Speed and Performance since 2002 and caters directly to the performance needs of owners of LSX-equipped vehicles. In his free time, Joseph volunteers as a Forum Director within the www.LS1Tech.com community.



Praise For How to Build and Modify GM LS-Series Engines (Motorbooks Workshop)

"There's plenty of new stuff to learn with these engines and Motorbooks' Workshop series book by Joseph Potak has got all the details and solid credentials to back them up . . . There's much to digest in this well assembled look at building and modifying LS engines. Novice builders get the straight scoop on the best methods for building LS engines and experienced builders gain a thorough understanding of the all new design and the modifications required to make these babies sing . . . Potak provides this and plenty more in a book that is clearly written to provide the best and most detailed information available." - HotRodEngineTech.com