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PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (D)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (D)

I opted to install the crank gear at the zero timing mark, but this gear allows adjustment +/- 4 degrees. Our timing chain setup installed. With No. 1 rod pin at TDC, the timing dot on the cam gear is at 6 o’clock, and the ) mark on the crank gear is at 12 o’clock. [...]

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PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (C)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (C)

Goodson reluctor ring installer jig is an absolute must for installing LS crank timing wheels. The Goodson tool indexes the ring via the 8mm hole in the ring face. The 8mm dowel is pictured here. It’s attached to a tang on the outside of the tool. An internal dowel in the tool engages into the [...]

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PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (A)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 (A)

PROJECT LS2, PART 3 Assembly of the short block and cylinder head installation by Mike Mavrigian All photos by author INSTALLING THE RELUCTOR WHEEL The reluctor wheel features a series of teeth that provide crankshaft position signals via a sensor to the ECM. The wheel press fits to the rear of the crank, immediately forward [...]

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PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6C)

PROJECT 632 PART 6:DELIVERANCE (6C)

CARBURETOR/FUEL PLUMBING Our big-gulp carb is Holley’s Ultra Dominator (P/N 0-80673), an 1,150 cfm race carb that features billet metering blocks, three-circuit metering, mechanical secondaries and oversized sight windows for easy float adjustment. Recommended fuel pressure is 5-7.5 psi. The anodized billet metering blocks feature changeable idle feed restrictors for easier tuning of the idle [...]

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632 Part 5: THE ASSEMBLY CONTINUES (5E)

632 Part 5: THE ASSEMBLY CONTINUES (5E)

Using my Goodson 1.8″ – 2.6″ valve spring height gauge, we set final spring installed height at 2.150″. The original valve guides protruded a tad too high for adequate retainer-to-guide-seal clearance. Using a 1/2″ guide cutter and an 11/32″ pilot, I cut the guides down by 0.147″. During intake manifold and gasket test fitting, I [...]

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