Virginia Speed Take On An Incredible 460 LS Build.
Our friends over at Virginia Speed have quite the build on their hands. As announced on LS1Tech.com in January, Virginia Speed is in the process of converting LS1Tech user LPE 403’s 2001 Camaro SS with only 15,000 miles on it into one beast of a vehicle. Over at Virginia Speed they’re calling it Project Overkill- a title which should shed some light on just how powerful the end result will be. Click here for more.
388 LSX Race Engine Build: Block Prep
The foundation for any performance engine build is the block, and our LSX-based race motor being built by Virginia Speed is no exception. Before any of the sexy hardware from Trick Flow, ProCharger, Holley, Lunati, JE, GRP, and a host of other partners in the build can be added, we first need a solid framework to bolt it to, and that’s where we find ourselves now. Click here for more.
Tech: Jesel’s Trick Valvetrain Components on our 388ci LSX
There is a lot of science in our short-block assembly and cylinder head choice, as we have already outlined in this series of stories on our 388ci, LSX-based drag radial bullet. But even more crucial than those parts, the stuff that takes the most research and concentration (and often, custom work) is the valve train. Click here for more.
388 LSX Race Engine Part 3: Trick Flow/TEA Cylinder Heads
To recap the on-going engine buildup for our Project BlownZ being built for the NMCA/NMRA West 275 Drag Radial Class, the first two parts covered the short block assembly in detail (block prep and short block assembly) on this 388ci, ProCharger F1-blown LS motor. This time around, we’ll go into detail on the Trick Flow Specialties/Total Engine Airflow cylinder heads, what they’re all about, why they were chosen for this application, and what kind of work was done to them. Clink here for more.
Tech: Choosing A Better Stick
By: Super Chevy
With today’s Internet dyno jockeys, bench racers and chat room engine experts, separating the facts from fiction on late-model cam swaps can be both intimidating and confusing. That’s why Virginia Speed in Virginia Beach has been busy in recent months sorting out camshafts for LS3 street applications. With the difference in architecture between the first-gen Chevy small-block and the LS series of engines, the thought process behind what made one engine work best may not be the same with the other. Clink here for more.
First Look: Shawn Miller's Revamped BBC, Twin Turbo OL10.5 Camaro
Our good friend Shawn Miller from Virginia Speed, the LS powerhouse that built the 388-inch LSX bullet in our Project BlownZ Camaro a couple of years ago, sent over some new images of his revamped 1979 Camaro that he’ll be carrying back into Outlaw 10.5 competition this spring for the first time since 2009, and needless to say, this bad boy is going to turn some heads. Click here for more.