ATI Performance Products, Inc. has introduced the Tilton Super Starter (P/N 915546) for ATI 10DP 139-tooth flexplates. This high-torque mini-starter from Tilton features a modified spacer for use with ATI’s 10DP flaxplate for Chevy engines. This starter is custom configured for ATI by Tilton. The new starter has gear reduction for high [...]
The COMP Cams billet aluminum belt tensioner is adjustable for belt tension and offers rock-solid serpentine belt guidance.
Whenever I build an engine, regardless of my confidence in terms of fitting and assembly detail, I’m always a bit apprehensive when it comes time to light the fire. But when things go picture-perfect and you hit high numbers without a single glitch, it’s a feeling that’s better than sex (I’m sure you know what I mean). This LS program proved to be a total success.
Our injectors are from Bosch (P/N 0280 156 127). These are the taller LS1 style at about 2.917″ tall. An intake manifold that is designed for LS2 injectors features a larger diameter injector port as compared to an LS1 manifold, so if you plan to run LS1 style injectors in an LS2 manifold, you’ll need [...]
Here’s our LS with our carburetor setup and coilpacks. This setup will utilize the MSD timing controller for ignition control/adjustment. No ECU is required for this approach, which makes it ideal for application in any street rod, muscle car, race car, etc. that is not wired for computer control. For our coilpack versions (for either [...]
CARB WITH DISTRIBUTOR, NO COILPACKS The next carb-type setup involves the same intake manifold and carburetor, but with a twist-get rid of the eight individual coilpacks and mount a distributor at the front of the engine. GM Performance offers a distributor adapter kit (P/N 88958679) that includes a cast aluminum LS front distributor drive cover [...]
ROCKER COVERS AND COIL BRACKETS Instead of using a pair of boring OE rocker covers, we opted for a pair of Moroso welded aluminum cuties. These beautifully tig-welded covers accept the OE type formed gasket seal (each cover features a CNCed groove on the mating surface). Each cover is secured to the head using OE-type [...]
The vacuum pump and alternator setup hangs low, leaving the head area clean. Belt tension adjustment on radius tooth setups don’t require much tension at all, which removes a bit of stress from the crank. The tooth engagement alone provides a positive pulley drive. Routing the -12 plumbing from the vacuum pump to the valve [...]
Even though the drive hub system will be clamped to the crank snout with the 6-inch long center bolt to prevent the possibility of independent hub rotation, two roll pins are installed to the hub. The countersunk inside face of the ATI Super Damper was then drilled to accept these roll pins. Plumbing the vacuum [...]
The BG fuel log is adjustable for length, allowing bowl-to-bowl spacing to be set by simply slipping the male tube inside the female tube. The male tube section of the BG fuel log features three sealing O-rings. Fitting the BG fuel rail to our Dominator was a piece of cake. I installed the Race Pumps [...]