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GM LS-Series Engines Complete Swap Guide & How to Use and Upgrade to GM Gen III LS-Series Powertrain Control Systems

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In GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual 2nd Edition, expert technician Joseph Potak walks you through all the steps involved in installing an LS engine into any project vehicle, from concept to completion.

Variants of General Motor’s groundbreaking family of LS engines are installed in everything from mundane Chevrolet panel vans to the earth-shaking Corvette Z06. Released in 1997, the original LS1, and its numerous successors have proven powerful, reliable, and amazingly flexible.

Performance enthusiasts embraced this remarkable V-8, and it quickly became a favorite for engine swaps into project vehicles ranging from classic muscle cars to hot rods to race cars. Why? Because the versatile LS offers fantastic power, a compact design, light weight, and it responds very well to performance modifications. The key to this performance is a sophisticated electronics package demystified here by the author.

In GM LS-Series Engines: The Complete Swap Manual 2nd Edition, professional LS-series engine specialist Joseph Potak details all the considerations involved in performing this swap into any vehicle. With clear instructions, color photos, diagrams, and specification tables, Potak guides you through:

  • Installing your LS engine
  • Configuring the EFI system
  • Designing fuel and exhaust systems
  • Sourcing the correct accessories for your application
  • Transmissions, torque converters, and clutches
  • Performance upgrades and power-adders


This is the ultimate guide to installing an LS in your project car.

Without a doubt, GM LS Series engines are the hottest thing going right now. Thousands of enthusiasts are either modifying their cars factory equipped with these engines, supported by a robust aftermarket or converting their vintage muscle cars to run with these efficient and powerful engines. In this book, the benefits, advantages and nuances of this robust and efficient control system are thoroughly examined. Do you have a vehicle already equipped with an LS Series engine but want to do a transmission swap? Do you want to convert from a cable throttle to an electronic throttle, and make systems like cruise control integrate? Do you want to eliminate the dreaded Optispark distributor from your LT1/ LT4? Perhaps convert your Gen I small-block to distributorless ignition? Or convert to universal OBD-II diagnostics? Do you want an affordable control system to run fuel injection, ignition timing, cooling fans, air conditioning, and electronic overdrive transmissions while swapping all if this into your classic muscle car? How to Use and Upgrade to GM Gen III LS-Series Powertrain Control Systems will cover all of these applications and more. Not only are the performance and flexibility aspects covered in great detail, but there are significant cost benefits as well. Implementing a GM Series III PCM based control system will not only afford you great flexibility and tune-ability, but it can be  accomplished significantly cheaper than most aftermarket alternatives. If you are planning any of these complex swaps or just looking to thoroughly understand the nuances of modern GM control systems, this book is a vital addition to your technical library. This is the first book to thoroughly explain these complicated control systems and how they can be efficiently used. Key information helpful to people swapping LS Series engines into older muscle cars. An essential guide for people looking to understand these systems, regardless of intended application.


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