Category: Drivetrain

Emissions

Background While most automotive research efforts have been aimed at performance improvements, cost reduction, and driver safety/comfort, the issue of emission control, propelled by government regulations, exerts an influence on design and system evolution....

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Engine mounts

Overview For most LS engine swaps, the engine mount issue is a minor one because so many aftermarket solutions exist for virtually all American muscle and sport cars. Alas, the British Jaguar hasn’t received...

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Exhaust manifold options

Overview One of the more complicated fitment issues concerns the LS3 exhaust manifold on the left side of the engine. The right side is easy — there is plenty of room — since there...

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LS3 Connect & Cruise delivery

The GM Performance LS3 Connect & Cruise system selected for our restomod project represents the fifth generation Camaro SS and C6 Corvette 6.2L technology. The “Connect & Cruise” packaging mates the LS3 with the...

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Front drive accessory system

Engine bay limitations Once beyond the issue of whether the engine actually fits into the engine bay (and the Chevy LS3 does fit), fitment research must expand to the so-called front drive accessory system,...

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Differential

Comparative RPM profiles Our 1972 XJ6 came equipped with a Borg Warner BW12 automatic transmission (three gears with ratios of 2.40, 1.47, and 1.00) and a 3.54:1 Salisbury differential. With stock 15″ tires, the...

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Engine & transmission selection

Powerplant universe Which engine to use for the restomod project is the most important single decision as well as the first one since so much derives from the power plant choice. The transplant restomod...

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