Trend Performance unveils a new rocker shaft for 5.7L and 6.1L high-performance Hemi engines. Its advantages are strength, reduced friction, and affordability. The shafts will be sold through Livernois Motorsports of Dearborn Heights, Michigan.
Our build is done. See the end of this article for several tasty photos of the finished engine, followed by a complete list of the participating manufacturers. FINAL ASSEMBLY OF OUR NASTY LITTLE DART 427W OUR ONE TRICK PONY IS DONE. WE’RE READY FOR THE DYNO RUN. Engine build, text and photos by Mike [...]
by Mike Mavrigian Build/assembly and all photos by author Our Lunati roller cam features 0.544″ valve lift at intake and 0.560″ at exhaust, with duration of 232 intake and 242 exhaust. Centerline is 108 intake and 116 exhaust. CAMSHAFT AND TIMING Dart thoughtfully provided anti-friction-coated cam bearings with their block. Each bearing is [...]
WE BALANCE AND BEGIN ASSEMBLY text, photos and assembly by Mike Mavrigian Crankshaft balancing was next on the agenda. Since the Diamond pistons are already weight-matched by Diamond, and the Scat connecting rods are weight-matched at both small and big ends, we didn’t need to perform any weight corrections to those components (I [...]
The camshaft was checked with a degree wheel. Crane did one heck of a nice job grinding this bumpstick. Lift and timing moments were dead-on to the cam card. With our crank snout pinned for the damper, the timing cover was installed using ARP’s front cover kit (12-point stainless). The front coolant balance tube assembly [...]
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 [...]
PROJECT LS2, PART 4 This has proven to be a fairly easy build. The LS series-both Gen III and IV-shows definite promise. by Mike Mavrigian all photos by author Our LS is now ready for induction and ignition.At this point, our LS2 is a complete longblock. Here, we’ll cover a number of subjects leading up [...]
CAMSHAFTS All LS series camshafts are of the roller style. The LS series of engines utilize a camshaft timing sensor. To provide a signal to the sensor, 1997-2004 LS engines feature a machined reluctor on the camshaft, located immediately in front of the No. 5 main cam journal. Camshafts from 2005 and later eliminate this [...]