AN Hose and Fittings That Are Just Better

The Gaskets You Need for GEN V LS Top End Work

Have work to do on your L83’s top end? Save yourself some time and get Cometic’s Street Pro Top End Gasket Kit. Cometic grouped all of the gaskets you need—MLX multi-layer steel head gaskets; intake and exhaust gaskets; valve cover gaskets; valve stem seals; timing cover seal; and a water neck gasket. Easy-peasy.

AN Hose and Fittings That Are Just Better

Like most anything else, AN hose and fittings come in good, better, and best levels. Fragola Race-Rite plumbing is in the best category. Race-Rite hose is lighter, more flexible, has a larger inside diameter than standard AN hose and a PTFE smoothbore liner that can handle any fluid including fuel, ATF fluid, and coolant. The Race-Rite crimp-on fittings have a true-to-size inside diameter that matches the Race-Rite hose, plus a double-swivel design so you can clock a fitting however you want. 

L83/L8B 5.3L EcoTec3 Engine Specs: Performance, Bore & Stroke, Cylinder Heads, Cam Specs & More

This is an engine specification guide for General Motors’ fifth-generation L83 and L8B engines that launched in 2014.

These LT-based engines are commonly referred to as EcoTec3 5.3L engines. They are all-aluminum small blocks, both of which incorporate Active Fuel Management (AFM), Variable Valve Timing (VVT), and are flex-fuel capable (E85). The engines also use direct fuel injection technology, which shoots fuel directly into the combustion chamber instead of the intake runner. Continue this article from Summit Racing.