The General Motors G-Body is one of the manufacturer?s most popular
chassis, and includes cars such as Chevrolet Malibu, Monte Carlo, and El
Camino; the Buick Regal, Grand National, and GNX; the Oldsmobile Cutlass
Supreme; the Pontiac Grand Prix, and more. This traditional and
affordable front engine/rear-wheel-drive design lends itself to common
upgrades and modifications for a wide range of high-performance
applications, from drag racing to road racing. Many of the vehicles GM
produced using this chassis were powered by V-8 engines, and others had
popular turbocharged V-6 configurations. Some of the special-edition
vehicles were outfitted with exclusive performance upgrades, which can
be easily adapted to other G-Body vehicles.
Knowing which vehicles were equipped with which options, and how to
best incorporate all the best-possible equipment is thoroughly covered
in this book. A solid collection of upgrades, including brakes,
suspension, and the installation of GMs most popular modern engine-the
LS Series V-8, are all covered in great detail. The aftermarket support
for this chassis is huge, and the interchangeability and affordability
are a big reason for its popularity. It?s the last mass-produced
V-8/rear-drive chassis that enthusiasts can afford and readily modify.
There is also great information for use when shopping for a G-Body,
including what areas to be aware of or check for possible corrosion,
what options to look for and what should be avoided. No other book on
the performance aspects of a GM G-Body has been published until now.
? First book ever published on these popular cars.
? A well-rounded look at the best aftermarket high performance
handling and braking components currently offered for the GM G-body.
? Includes a full chapter on how to install a modern GM LS-series
engine and matching transmission into a vintage G-body chassis.