One of the more popular swaps in a classic Chevrolet is the LS engine, but in many classic cars the space behind the radiator where the air inlet to the throttle body is becomes a bad location for air filters. Not only is the air directly behind the hot air coming from the radiator, but the filter doesn’t have much room.
To solve this problem on this particular build, a 1951 GMC pickup, a unique approach was taken to attach to the throttle body and bring the tube up above the engine where there is more room for it. The creative way Spectre Performance designed this system also helps to bring some cold air into the plenum and increase performance with colder air.
Spectre Performance has been around for over 30 years and has come a long way since their original products, and after seeing their display it shows that they have plenty to help provide a viable solution for getting colder air to the intake on almost any application.
They have also increased their line of products to include LS products, such as water necks for the water pump. The LS swaps provide other clearance issues and the adjustable water neck allows the owner to pivot the inlet of the water neck to provide more clearance for radiator hoses.
Also on the floor we saw cold air intakes for LS swaps specifically, as well as two-stage filtration for the diesel market. You can find out more about Spectre Performance products on their website, or you can search our own site for more cool builds from SEMA, and other products we’ve featured.