You've heard us talk about how manufacturers are beginning to produce more and more parts for the LS market, and the SEMA show this year was further proof. At the convention, we got to experience it firsthand, as different manufacturers brought out all new parts for the popular series of LS V-8 engines from GM. One look and it is easy to see why these are rapidly becoming one of the auto market's favorite modification tools as they fit into to most platforms.
While at the show, we stopped off at the Restomod Air booth and got to check out some of their cool accessories for their A/C systems. Once there, we quickly realized that their billet drive kit was a must-have item for us, and we decided to use it for one of our LS conversions. Restomod Air uses the best materials, which yields both a perfect finish and an easy install. Restomod's systems are the only truly custom aftermarket car A/C systems that provide both ultimate style and killer performance.
With everyone focusing on the LS1 platform, we wanted to make sure we didn't have to modify much. At the end of the day, this kit was one of the kits that didn't need many adjustments or modifications to get it to work properly on our truck engine. Once we are done, no one will ever know if this engine is a real LS or a clone. Now, let us show you how we test-fitted a restomod billet drive pulley kit on our 5.3 engine.
Tech Tip of the Month
Lucas Dot 3 Brake Fluid
In this issue of Lowrider Garage, we decided to bring you a tip involving Lucas' DOT 3 Brake Fluid. This Lucas brake fluid is a high quality blend of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives, which meet or exceed the industry minimum dry boiling point of 401. It meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 116 and SAE J1703 specifications. Lucas DOT 3 Brake Fluid is recommended for use in both disc and drum brake systems, as well as clutch systems which call for this type of product.
Lucas DOT 3 Brake Fluid is compatible with all brake system rubber components and other brake fluids. It prevents seal hardening or softening, and also protects against rust and corrosion while providing excellent lubricity. Depending on your needs, this brake fluid is available in 12 ounce and 32 ounce bottles.
To learn more about this and other Lucas Oil Products log onto www.lucasoil.com.