Originally Posted by vinniekq2
what makes the LS engine superior?better heads? fuel injection?
Guess what,better heads and fuel injection is available for gen 1 engines
now you have to choose,update an old engine with modern parts or buy a modern a modern engine that has modern parts? we still burn gasoline in the engines,pistons and valves are the same in both engines.
biggest problem is cost
Much better heads. Stock ls heads are better than 18degree heads for gen one. So with large bore short stroke LS motor you cna make a ton of power with valves bigger than 2.02/2.08 inch that is pretty much max for the gen one bores.
Even with smaller bores the ports are right on top fo the valves and give great air flow more than can be found in most if not all gen one heads. Certainly all 23 degree heads.
But yes you can make a ton of power with a gen one engine. I have gen one in my car not an ls motor. Maybe one day but the cost has not made me decide to move yet.