As part of the Summit Racing Equipment Show Car Series, the Dallas AutoRama, which took place February 16-18 at Dallas Market Hall, drew a diverse mix of hot rods, modern and vintage muscle, motorcycles, trucks, and lowriders. The LSA is a supercharged, Gen. 4, 6.2L, aluminum block engine. LSA engines were available in GM performance cars between 2009 and 2015.
It tells your engine control unit (ECU), or simply “computer” how much air is entering the engine. The ECU uses that data to adjust the amount of fuel to deliver to ensure an optimal air/fuel ratio. Unfortunately, since they’re precision electronic devices, mass airflow sensors also have a reputation for being fragile.
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The build took Edwards more than two years to complete, and he funded the entire build out of his own pocket. “This is a completely home-built project, no professionals involved,” Edwards said. “From the design and construction of the frame to the finished paint, it was all home-built.” The belly tank racer was built with strict adherence to the SCTA rule book, and Edwards intended to race his creation at the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association‘s World of Speed event in 2017.
“We’re back in a very big way,” Mitsos said, referring to both his program and the Mountain View Tire Pro Stock team comprised of his family and driver Vincent Nobile. “We’ve got a great team, and the same team behind Vincent is behind me—my dad, my mom, my brothers, my kids. This is unbelievable, getting my first win here at our home track.” His dad, Nick Mitsos, agreed.
Built for performance, LSA engines didn’t use Active Fuel Management (AFM), Variable Valve Timing (VVT), or Flex Fuel (E-85) technology. The blocks were precision-machined using deck plates. They also had piston oil squirters to improve durability.
There are several pet trackers on the market that can help you train your hunting dog or keep an eye on any pet that goes “off-leash” from time to time. Into bicycling? Take Patches along for the ride with a pet trailer for your bike. Available in several sizes and styles, they’re a great way to enjoy biking with your furry pal—unless your dog is coordinated enough to pedal a tandem. This is an engine specification guide for General Motors’ fifth-generation L83 and L8B engines that launched in 2014.
Cowie surged ahead with a victorious 5.333, 277.03 as Bateman smoked the tires at the hit of the throttle. During World War II, long-range fighter and bomber aircraft were equipped with “Belly Tanks” or “Drop Tanks” full of fuel which extended their range for long-distance flights. After the war, the tanks’ streamlined housings became the go-to choice for hotrodders looking for an aerodynamic body for their Salt Flat racers.