Oil clearances will not always be the same for each application. It is up to engine builders to decide what your customer’s oiling needs will be.
Every build will have variances, which equate to a slightly different answer to the question of “what is the proper way to build a motor or set up the mains.” Each builder with experience should find their own formula for success.
Lucky for engine builders and those looking to get engines built, the aftermarket is loaded with options for LS engines due to the platform’s popularity.
The LS was almost purposely designed for engine swapping. Today, a fledgling industry is built around LS swapping and aftermarket parts vendors ready to support them.
The build consists of a 416 cid iron block LT engine, capable of making 2,000 horsepower in a forced induction application. This is a combination becoming extremely popular for high output (1,500+ hp) engines in the latest model GM vehicles.
There’s a million ways to alter cylinder heads for better power, so we spoke with a few cylinder head manufacturers about their LS offerings in the market, why LS heads are so hungry for horsepower and ways you can maximize their efficiency and power potential.
QUICK DRILL CLAMP A very handy drill press clamp set can be made in about 15 minutes from 1˝ angle iron, two carriage head bolts (they fit the t-slots), a couple valve guides for spacers, and two wing nuts. It has a wide operating range and is very quick and easy to adjust or remove
If treated with the appropriate response and a high level of customer service, a mistake can be a plus. I know that sounds backwards, but hear me out.