Swap LS Engines Into Camaros & Firebirds: 1967-1981 by Eric McClellan



Author and longtime Chevy & Camaro enthusiast Eric McClellan brings the reader step-by-step through the process of selecting and installing GM LS engines into Camaros and Firebirds.

McClellan discusses 1st and 2nd generation Camaros and Firebirds, prominent muscle cars which are prime candidates for engine upgrades. Enter LS Engines -powerhouses which produce more horsepower per CU than almost any other pushrod V8 engine. Combine the two together, and you can create an extraordinary performance car that anyone would be proud to own.

This exhaustive guide covers every aspect of the process that you can imagine, taking you step-by-step with full-color pictures and detailed explanations of everything. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Proper planning
  • takes through each crucial step
  • instruction on selecting best engine for budget
  • choosing adapter plates and engine mounts
  • selecting ideal transmission and drivelines
  • completing all facets of the swap


Chapters are neatly divided by the stages of the swap, such as engine and subframe, chassis and suspension, front drive accessories, fuel system and stock fuel tank replacement, cooling system, transmission, wiring, exhaust and induction, and initial startup and system checks. McClellan also includes an exhaustive source guide in back of book.

This book is a must-have for anyone planning on upgrading their Camaro or Firebird with a LS Engine. Incredibly detailed, CarTech’s line of Performance How-To books are proving a no-brainer for the serious car enthusiast. Highly recommended!

Rating: 5 stars

I have received this book for free through LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.


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