LS engine swap
By the end of this article you will be a LS Engine Junkyard specialist. With a large supply available, low cost, and improved horsepower, fuel mileage, and efficiency over the ever-popular original small-block engine, they are a very attractive power-plant. But with so many versions to choose from, which one should you get? Below is a great article by Bobby Kimbrogh that we find very useful and helpful. Check it out!
CLARIFICATION: Everyone consistently calls a Vortec an LS and that is not accurate! Although Vortec engines are "LS" based they are NOT LS engines IMO. Besides most Vortec's being iron block, as seen above there are some serious size differences and considerations depending on your project. VORTEC ENGINE IN CARS: For the most part, it will be challenging to put a Vortec truck engine into a car. Most cars, even old muscle cars have relatively low hood clearances.