How To Swap GM LT-Series Engines Into Almost Anything

When GM replaced the LS engine with the new LT, we all knew it just a matter of time before the new engine became a staple in the engine swap world. But, thee new, technologically advanced engines require those doing their swaps be nearly rocket scientists. At least it used to.

Thanks to Cartech books’ latest release by Jefferson Bryant; How To Swap GM LT-Series Engines Into Almost Anything, the confusion is eliminated. Enthusiasts can now discover the latest GM-swap technology in this all-new, comprehensive LT swapper’s guide. The GM LS engine might still dominate the crate and engine-swap market, and now, the new LT engine is fast becoming a popular crate engine for swap projects as well.

As what is essentially the next-generation LS, the LT features a compact footprint, lightweight design, and traditional V8 pushrod architecture similar to its predecessor. That means it swaps easily into many classic cars and hot rods. The new LT1/LT4 takes a bold step forward in technology, using active fuel management, direct injection, an upgraded ignition system, continuous variable valve timing, and a wet- or dry-sump oiling system. With this advanced technology and greater performance, more engine swappers are using the LT platform.

LT Engine

As what is essentially the next-generation LS, the LT features a compact footprint, lightweight design, and traditional V8 pushrod architecture similar to its predecessor. That means it swaps easily into many classic cars and hot rods. The new LT1/LT4 takes a bold step forward in technology, using active fuel management, direct injection, an upgraded ignition system, continuous variable valve timing, and a wet- or dry-sump oiling system. With this advanced technology and greater performance, more engine swappers are using the LT platform.

Swapping expert and longtime author, Jefferson Bryant, presents thorough instruction for each crucial step in the LT swap process. Although the new LT shares the same basic engine design with the LS, almost all of the LT engine parts have been revised and updated. As a result, the mounting process has changed substantially, including motor-mount location, K-member mounting process, and component clearance. Luckily, all of these aspects of the swap are comprehensively covered.

The high-compression direct-injected engines require higher-pressure fuel systems, so the fuel pump and fuel lines must be compatible with the system. LTs also feature revised bellhousing bolt patterns, so they require different adapter plates. The oil pan profile and oiling systems are unique, and this can present crossmember clearance problems. All other important aspects of the swap process are covered, including accessory drives and cooling systems, engine management systems, tuning software, controllers, and exhaust, so you can install the LT in popular GM A- and F-body platforms, as well as almost any other chassis.

LT Engine

Know what parts you need is only half the battle. This book tells you so much more than that.

Solutions for major swapping challenges, parts compatibility, and clearance issues are provided. Muscle car, hot rod, truck, and sports car owners have embraced the new LT platform and the aftermarket has followed suit with a wide range of products to facilitate swap projects. This book affords comprehensive guidance so you can complete a swap with confidence. If you have a project in the works, are planning a project in the near future, or if you simply want to learn how the swap process takes place, How To Swap GM LT-Series Engines Into Almost Anything is a reference guide you will definitely want in your collection.

  • Pages: 144
  • Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
  • Format: Paperback
  • Illustrations: 501 color photos
  • Publisher: CarTech
  • ISBN: 9781613253885
  • Product Code: SA411

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Randy Bolig

Randy Bolig has been working on cars and has been involved in the hobby ever since he bought his first car when he was only 14 years old. His passion for performance got him noticed by many locals, and he began helping them modify their vehicles.
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