SHORT BLOCK ASSEMBLY Here’s a peek at the finished product. This article covers short block assembly. The next article installment will conclude the build, followed by the dyno run. Build, text & photos by Mike Mavrigian I couldn’t resist including a shot of this sign. [...]
The final build is shown here. Part 1 of the series provides an overview of the build, with more details to come as we progress with the article series. Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian (all machining by Koffel’s Place) This is Part 1 of a series involving the build of a [...]
Edelbrock is excited to announce the introduction of their new E-Street Electronic Fuel Injection System and Fuel System Kits. The E-Street EFI System is intended as an affordable, easy to use, fuel injection solution that can be installed on any V8 engine, originally equipped with a carburetor. The Edelbrock E-Street EFI System includes a pre-assembled [...]
Edelbrock’s popular single-quad manifold and carb kits have been a big hit. Due to popular demand, Edelbrock has now made their popular induction upgrade kits available in their standard aluminum satin finish for a timeless and traditional look.
THE FINAL ASSEMBLY by Mike Mavrigian Our intent with this build is to illustrate how you can take advantage of current LS (mechanical) technology, and still create a somewhat old school traditional appearance, grabbing in the range of 450 HP, all without breaking the bank. In terms of exterior finish, we intentionally “relaxed” [...]
The Pontiac is being completed today, getting ready for display. . Both current project engines, including the “Retro” LS engine and the Pontiac 455 will be on display at the upcoming Hot Rod & Restoration show in Indianapolis. This year’s show is held at the Lucas Stadium complex, adjacent to the Indianapolis Convention Center, March [...]
Edelbrock LLC, is excited to announce the release of its 2012 Edelbrock Automotive Performance catalog.
This installment in our LS 5.3L “retro build” covers installation of our hydraulic roller lifters, cylinder heads, pushrods and rocker arms, completing the valvetrain. . Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian . CYLINDER HEADS While there’s nothing to complain about with the original casting number 862 aluminum heads (GM P/N 12559862), making them flow [...]
WE COMPLETE THE SHORT BLOCK Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian In this build installment, I’ll cover camshaft, timing, oil pump, windage tray, oil pickup, front and rear engine covers, oil pan installation and more. Due to the length of this article, I’ll save cylinder head details and installation in the next part of this build [...]
Edelbrock is excited to announce the Cylinder Head Shop Jacket promotion. Consumers will receive a FREE Edelbrock Shop Jacket with the proof of purchase on any pair of new Edelbrock cylinder heads – October 1 through November 30, 2011.