Posts Tagged ‘LS’

Feature Car: Ben Sumbloke’s 1993 Range Rover LSE


15 Jan

I get to shoot some interesting machines doing this kind of work. Ben’s 1993 Range Rover LSE is certainly in the more interesting category when compared with the typical street machines and hot rods I photograph. The Range Rover is powered by a GM LSA and the extensive work was carried out by Les Richmond Automotive (LRA) who left no stone unturned during the build. Read more about it now in the latest issue of Street Machine‘s LSX Tuner special.

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Ben Sumbloke's 1993 Range Rover LSE

Ben Sumbloke's 1993 Range Rover LSE

Ben Sumbloke's 1993 Range Rover LSE

Feature Car: KNG57L VZ Holden Commodore SS


11 Sep

I had the pleasure of spending a few hours in the Russo Performance workshop some months ago, committing three of their recent Commodores to ones and zeros for Street Machine magazine’s LSX Tuner special issue. This one, a VZ Holden Commodore SS, makes over 1050hp at the treads thanks to a massive 88mm BW turbo.

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KNG57L VZ Holden Commodore

KNG57L VZ Holden Commodore     KNG57L VZ Holden Commodore

Cover Car: Dimitri’s 800rwhp Holden VL Calais


10 Jan

I made a number of trips down to the nation’s capital in 2016 and on one of those trips I was lucky enough to get Dimetri’s turbocharged LS-powered VL Calais in front of my lens. The car graces the front cover of this month’s issue of Street Commodores and should blow a few minds. Making some 800rwhp, the car goes just as good as it looks and he’s not afraid to let loose in it.

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Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais

Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais     Dimetri's 800rwhp Holden VL Calais

Street Commodore - Issue 260

Feature Car: Todd Chandler’s Turbo LS-Powered Holden Premier


19 Dec

My photo shoot on Todd Chandler’s awesome turbocharged LS-powered Holden Premier tyre smasher made it into the latest issue of Street Machine magazine’s LSX Tuner special edition, which is on sale now. This thing has been purpose built for fun!

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Todd Chandler's Turbo LS-Powered Holden Premier

Todd Chandler's Turbo LS-Powered Holden Premier     Todd Chandler's Turbo LS-Powered Holden Premier

We Shoot Video Now! Greg South’s 1000rwhp LS HQ Holden


23 Jun

Our very first automotive video footage has hit the web this week via Street Machine magazine. We photographed Greg South’s 1000rwhp twin-turbo LS HQ Holden for the magazine and went back the next morning to shoot some motion. While we can’t take credit for the edit (unintentional rhyme… sorry!), we hope you enjoy the footage!

Sneak Peek: Pete Hamilton’s Holden VH Commodore


18 Apr

A sneak peek at our photo shoot on Pete Hamilton’s awesome tubbed, caged and LS-powered VH wagon for Street Commodores magazine.

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Pete Hamilton's Holden VH Commodore

Commodore fans: RHS LSx Race Block for BIG HP!


21 Mar

There’s a definite benefit to a country with 300-odd million people: there’s always plenty of money getting around that allows for decent product development. This is one of the reasons why we see so much excellent aftermarket product coming from the US of A.

We stumbled across this gem of a news piece on BangShift.com the other day. RHS have just released a new extreme duty LS alloy block for the racer in all of us. From the impressive specs that they rattle off in their press release (below), it could be lightweight competition for the GMPP LSX block. As Bangshift states, it boasts “a raised cam centerline, priority main oiling due to redesigned oil galleys, standard and tall deck options, and a thicker deck surface”. Sweet!

RHS Press Release:

GM LS engines have truly set a new standard for V8 performance and durability. However, there are  limitations  for  the  aftermarket  shopper  when  it  comes  to  finding  a  high  performance replacement for the factory block. Aware of this dilemma, the research and development team at RHS® went to work designing and testing several different versions of GM LS engine blocks until they found the optimal solution for performance engine builders and racing enthusiasts. 

The LS Race Block is designed for added clearance and mass customization. Available in both standard  (9.240”)  and  tall  (9.750”)  deck  heights  with  an  extra-thick  deck  surface  (.750”),  this RHS®  block  features  a  raised  cam  centerline  and  priority  main  oiling  via  an  oil  galley  that  is shifted outboard to allow rod clearance for a much larger stroke (4.600”) while also minimizing windage in the crankcase. Using computer-aided design, the cylinder walls are Siamese cast with press-in spun cast iron liners. Cylinder liners are available in both standard deck (5.67”/5.87” – same as the LS7) and tall deck (5.94”/6.38”) lengths. Also featured is a 6-bolt head design with a full water jacket around each cylinder (based on the LS7 design).

For  quality  control  assurance,  RHS®  performs  a CT  scan  on  each  block  (similar  to  a  medical CAT  scan)  to  maintain  maximum  casting  precision  and  consistency.  Combine  all  of  these features with a superior finish quality, thanks to the RHS® patented Clean Cast Technology™, ultra-precise computer aided design and extra surface material to allow custom machining, and you’ve got a GM block that sets a new benchmark for LS horsepower, torque and durability.