How To Remove Your LS1 Engine - Removal Procedures Part 2

Finishing The Removal Of The LS1 Engine From Your C5 Corvette

Will Handzel Dec 27, 2006 0 Comment(s)
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We're halfway into the process of pulling the drivetrain out of this C5 Corvette, so let's keep moving to get to the V-8 engine.

This is the second installment of a two-part article on removing the engine from your C5 Corvette. This process is required if you want to perform engine modifications to your C5 Corvette beyond installing a different air box or adding a cat-back exhaust system. As was discussed in the first article, pulling the engine on the C5 is a little different than what most enthusiasts are used to doing. This is because the most thorough way to do it is to drop the engine, torque tube, transmission, front and rear suspension, and other components that make up the "spine" of the C5 Corvette out from under the body structure as one unit. In fact, the body is lifted off the drivetrain system to access the engine.

While the idea of doing this to your "baby" might sound more daunting than "just" pulling the engine, removing the entire drivetrain is actually quite straightforward once you have seen it done. Which is where this story comes in: you will see most of the steps required to complete this process in photos. Let's finish the job we started last month!

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If you want to know more about the incredible LS1/LS6/LS2/LS7 engine family, check out How to Build High-Performance Chevy LS1/LS6 V-8s by Will Handzel. You can order the book through www.cartechbooks.com or by calling (800) 551-4754.

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