Throwback Thursday: 10 Basic Tips to Building Your First LS Engine

The week is nearing completion, and once again, Thursday has landed on our doorsteps. If you’re like me, weekend garage plans have already made. If your plans for enjoying some garage time with your project include assembling your first LS engine, we can help with that. To make sure you get the right information, we got some professional insight to help you do the job correctly. You my friend, need to check out: 10 Basic Tips To Building Your First LS Engine

Once again, we celebrate another editorial look-back, and jump into the way back machine to open the Power Automedia vault that houses our vast collection of articles and revisit another great informational piece.

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Assembling an LS engine is much like assembling a traditional small-block, but there are some variations you should know about.

In this Throwback Thursday, we’re taking a leap back to March 2012. That’s when we reached out to Golen Engine Service, and the first thing that Chad explained had to with choosing the engine block. “You need to especially careful, since the older, OE aluminum blocks can only be honed about .007-inch, from 3.898-inch to 3.905-inch, which can clean up any decent used LS1 engine.”

Internal component selection is crucial, and choosing poorly can cost you more than you want to pay. The original article gets into more detail, and we’re certain you’ll learn something. But, “When you’re building an LS short-block for a Camaro, Firebird, or C5 Corvette, the main parts you need to focus on are the connecting rods and pistons,” says Chad.

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The original article gets deep into other aspects like machining, bearing selection, head bolts, and even many ancillary items that you might not consider. Hopefully, this is information that can help you make an informed decision about parts and assembly procedures for your next LS build.

There is a lot of information in the original article that can help you do the job a effectively and financially efficient as possible. Therefore, if you’re planning to take a good hard look at building your LS engine, I suggest you check out: 10 Basic Tips to Building Your First LS Engine

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