Build it or Buy It: 1941 Willys – the classic car show darling.
How do you give yourself a competitive advantage on the strip with your LS crate engine? What about a turbocharger?
You’ve just bought your LS crate engine. Now you want to massage it to turn it into a strip burning monster. Here’s some of what you’ll need to do just that.
Previously we discussed the benefits of the carburetor vs EFI. For those of you who have decided to proceed with the carb, the install is pretty easy.
When I started building performance engines for cars a lifetime ago, we had two choices when it came to getting the air and fuel into our engines: We could choose a carburetor or we could choose a bigger carburetor.
To come full circle as we build our LS engine, we run the engine through a computer simulated dyno to test its effectiveness on the strip.
In the last segment of our hypothetical LS motor build; we picked the parts for the top end. This time we have to “contain” the carnage with the bottom end of the motor.
Building your LS Bracket Motor from scratch involves learning more about the engine and considering what you ultimately want from the experience and engine. Part 1 walks you through the basics.
Build it? Buy it? Mod it? We’ll consider all of these options but for our first foray into Drag 101, we want to provide some options for looking exclusively at the LS engine, a staple of the strip.