The GM LS Engine is a super-popular swap candidate for many reasons, but they are not very attractive as-installed in their original cars. In this video, we show you some different LS style engines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look as good as the Muscle Cars in which they are installed! Some of the tricks include using adapters to install traditional small-block parts like retro-looking Edelbrock Elite II valve covers and air cleaner on the 6 Liter V8 in the red 1965 Impala. We also show a ZR1-style LS9 installed in the ZR9 Camaro, the L92 V8 in the '64 C-10 pickup, and some Eastwood ceramic engine paint to keep them looking great.
Holley Performance Products tall LS valve covers are the latest addition to our extensive line of GM LS engine components that will add a custom touch to your engine bay and help you to stand out from the crowd. These valve covers were designed to add an additional 0.54” of internal clearance over factory height valve covers. The valve covers retain Holley’s signature integrated angled coil mounts, and the hi-tech look and performance of coil-on-cover applications. The Holley tall LS valve covers fit LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6 and LS7 engines using coils with a standard LS3 bolt spacing of 72mm. These valve covers come ready for installation with an OE style baffle and ventilation system, lengthened factory style mounting hardware, plus a billet aluminum oil fill cap. Installers are encouraged to reuse or replace the original gaskets specific to their application.
The Holley tall LS valve covers are die-cast to ensure high quality and detail. They are offered in four finishes to best fit your individual style. See more at www.holley.com.
There are a group of hardcore hot rodders who choose to DRIVE their hot rods and custom cars across the USA to the SEMA show each year, and they call their trip the Driven Dirty Tour. This year, we met up with some of the cars and people in Albuquesque, NM as they headed west.
The Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments. Our new 1959-60 Chevy Full-Size SureFit ™ system includes our exclusive Electronic Cable Converters which adapt toyour factory 4- lever Deluxe controls for electronic operation. The 2-Lever kits includes a 3-Knob underdash control pod for electronic operation. Additional features include variable blower speed and dash/floor/defrost blend. SureFit ™ Systems are engineered specifically for each vehicle application and require minimal alteration to the vehicle for installation.
We caught up with renowned blues rock guitar master Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the YearOne display at the 2010 Hot Rod Power Tour stop in DuQuoin, IL. We chatted about Tour, Kenny's 408-powered 1970 Plymouth Duster, and what it's like to Rock in concert and roll on the Tour at the same time!
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew wishes to thank Hot Rod Magazine for including our shop in their 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour coverage! The 2015 Tour rolled past our shop on June 9, and we all had a great time seeing the cars and helping out a few fellow Hot Rodders in need. The video below tells the story of the day the Power Tour came to town!
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With the 2014 SEMA Show around the corner, we thought it would be fun to take a stroll down SEMA memory lane in this 2012 SEMA Photo Gallery!
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