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LS3 Swap: 1952 Chevy Truck - Week to Wicked

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Damon Lee of Speedway Motors and Ryan Manson of Classic Trucks took a little time away from the recent Week to Wicked build of the Speedway Motors 1952 Chevy truck to talk about the GM Performance LS3 crate engine that will power the completed project.

Speedway Motors and Classic Trucks reached out to GM Performance for an appropriate power plant for the Chevy. Something that was not too big, and not too small. After a short discussion, it was decided that the 6.2 liter LS3 crate engine was the perfect fit. Rated at 430 horsepower, this is the standard engine for the Chevrolet Corvette, Camaro, and the SS models. Fully plug and play ready, the GM Performance LS3 includes the EFI intake manifold assembly with injectors and throttle body, exhaust manifolds, water pump, balancer, 58X reluctor wheel, and 14-inch automatic-transmission flexplate. It also happens to boast a 10.7:1 compression ratio.

The LS3 got fitted with a pair of Hooker Headers cast iron manifolds. The full package rests on Speedway Motors’ engine mounts while in the chassis. The crew finished out the LS3 with a Vintage Air Front Runner Engine Drive System. Not only is this kit an extremely compact unit, it also carries the Vintage Air level of quality that we’ve come to expect from all of their products.

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