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Old 12-14-2009, 12:39 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Ultimate How-To Archive

For your reading and wrenching pleasure I present to you the Ultimate Archive of LS based How-To's. Thanks to all who have contributed.

**Always adding more stuff so check back often - if you find it before I do then PM me and I'll add it!**

I've been wanting to create an archive for all the How-To documents, guides, write-up’s, vids, and discussions that deal with modding our cars. Since my discovery of LS1Tech back in 2005 I have no doubt expanded my knowledge of automobile mechanics and hotrodding, as well as built up my project confidence. Hands down, the biggest factor that influenced me to go about certain mods was the How-to. I never would have tried my hand at installing a cam in a computer controlled car or installing ring and pinion gears without the detailed step-by-step instructions from a person who went out of their way to describe the technical process in a manner in which I could understand it. I probably also wouldn't have spent as much money on parts either

I think others will benefit from a nice collection of howto articles of all categories, in one spot. If you know of a how-to or have written one yourself, on LS1Tech or another site, then please PM me the link and I will add it to the appropriate section. I absolutely love finding a new write-up and I think others will too. Please do not post the link, PM me so I can add it to the page.

Check back often as I am always updating it with new stuff.

Enjoy!


First, let me introduce you to the site that really started it all for me:
http://www.ls1howto.com/ ~How to do the big stuff like heads and cam changes.

Table of Contents

Appearance

Interior/Stereo/Electronics

Engine/Fuel

Drive train

Suspension/Brakes

Tuning



Other General How-To sites (worth checking out ):
-http://www.myls1.com/myls1-com-install-guides/
-http://www.installuniversity.com/
-http://www.keliente.com/howto.htm (this is where I learned how to do ring and pinion gears)
-http://xse.com/leres/ss/
-http://www.paveglio.com/firebird/2001tamods.html
-http://para.noid.org/98z/mods.html
-http://www.zmydust.com/tech.html Some good LT1 stuff
-http://www.bowlingss.com/LS1_How_To.htm This site has so many How-To's even I haven't read them all! Seriously, you can get lost in all the write-up's...
-http://www.bowlingss.com/How%20To%20Links.htm A Bunch of howto sites.
-http://www.lastofthebreed.com/Installs/InstallIndex.htm
-http://www.cajundude.com/c5techhome.htm C5 Stuff
-http://ws6.forgeseven.com/guides.php

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Appearance

whistler cam out perfect(pics!) Stock headlights with a black background

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...lots-pics.html Whistler mod for T/A fogs

How to: The camaro light panel

HOW TO: Sequential Tail Lights

[How-To/Write Up] Changing the Color of Your Halo Headlights

How To: Paint your calipers

How to remove and paint and make your own Berger panel

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...ml#post7859671

HOW TO: Nightshade/Blackout Taillights

Guide - How to change you gauge lights to LEDs - Guide

CETA Bumper: A How To

VHT Nite Shades Write Up (Installation, Preparation)

How to: Antenna Delete

Write-Up: Non-Projector HIDs for Firebird/Trans Am


Another debaffled and sealed hood write up

Camaro Headlight Restoration Write-Up

WRITE-UP..Shaved center tail light panel (no more key hole)

write up: hi and low beams on same time

Finally did wire mod. Write-up, lots of pics. 56k: You're outta luck! Hiding the wires under your hood

Clear corner install write up with pics./ Edited


Hard water spot removal write-up.

Stripping & Polishing OEM WS6 Wheels

Halo Lense on Whistlers Write up

Side molding removal write-up

Anyone have a write-up on how to remove the front bumper support?

http://formula.bambeezer.com/calipers.htm Caliper polishing

A Beginners Guide To Detailing!

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...ont-of-c5.html Draglites on a Vette

http://www.blackcamaro.com/antenna.htm Power antenna install

http://www.lastofthebreed.com/Instal.../DoorPanel.htm Something about cracked door panels on T/A’s?

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...nch-seams.html French Seams

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...-easy-fix.html Better frog lights on the cheap.

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Interior/Stereo/Electronics

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...-settings.html Instructions on how to change stuff like the horn and lights sounding off when you hit the lock button on your remote

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...nlock-mod.html One touch to unlock both doors on the remote

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...-failures.html 145 amp truck alternator in an Fbody

"Functional" Vent Blower Gauge Pod install how-to for Camaros

How-to: install steering wheel w/radio controls

Interior mod. Changing the color of your interior

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...im-repair.html


http://www.ebbsnflows.cz28.com/photo2.html Gauge overlay

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...tructions.html

write up: hi beams and fog lights on the same time

CarPC How To [And worklog]

how to fix or wrap your dash pad to look brand new

howto on wiring up a convertible switch w/ cutout?

Shift Light Howto

Frequently Asked Questions Lots of good threads on stereo, interior, and electronics

Window alignment write up

Fan switch mod write-up

Write Up: Traction Control relocation (pics)

DIY Pass Window Fix Step by Step PICS!

T/A Blue Gauges - WRITE UP

Ya think I'm gonna buy a head unit when I did this? Changing the lights in your Monsoon CD player to LEDs

Write-Up: How to install seatbelt guides onto MRC/Arizen/Recaro seats...

My interior make over has begun... Good looking "race" interior on the cheap

Write-up: How to adjust your t-tops. *PICS*

Just did the "Novak Jack" (aux input for ipod into stock HU) PICS!

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...lkthrough.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...lkthrough.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...blems-fix.html You've got to read down to find where the OP was quoted... for some reasone he deleted it

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...-led-list.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...t-install.html Module that gives you window auto-down and up (DEI 530t)

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...t-adapter.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/stereo...wn-kits-2.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/chevro...onversion.html

For you guys bolting up Headers.. Wiring rear O2's to be used for the front after a Header install

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Engine/Fuel

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...otsa-pics.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/drag-r...l#post13038921

Oil Cooler (Super Chevy)

My catch can routing ok?

How to run your LS1 on E85

How To Seafoam Your Car

Rod bolt install write-up

How to install LS6 Intake Manifold Video

Alternative: How to Seafoam your car.

How to flycut pistons in an LS1 for free! (almost)

BBC/SBC conversion how to

How to remove the engine from the bottom - LS1 fbody

Tech Info, Codes, Coolers, Fluid Levels, Cooler Flush And More

http://www.noid.org/oilcooler/

http://para.noid.org/pscooler/

DIY twin pumps on the quick and cheap

http://www.gonicd.com/intankinstall/intankpumpinstall.html

Fuel Pump/Dropping Tank Write Up

** The best poly motor mount write up ever written **

Fuse Box relocation write-up

Installing a Walbro in a 1998 F-Body (Small Write-up)

2 stage dry kit using 1 nozzle and one bottle PICS and write up


just installed cam/springs. tips/hints/info inside! Promised post!

Homemade nitrogen push setup. Pics

Fuel line mod write up (stock lines)

Howto: Electric Cutout Install

SLP Smooth Bellow Write Up/ Review


Rear main write up

Proper front cover install using correct tools pics inside

Dual intank write up

http://dixiemusclecars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1260 Battery Relocation

http://www.ws6.com/batt-relocate.htm Battery Relocation

Battery Relocation


where is the write up for LT install, cant find it

Degree camshaft? Is there a write up?

http://www.bowlingss.com/Mods/Instal...e%20Pulley.mht

http://ls1tech.com/forums/generation...oval-pics.html

Does anyone have a write up for this? Dual Fuel Pumps

http://www.performancetrucks.net/for...d.php?t=384708 Truck intake to LS6 intake

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...r-upgrade.html Fuel Injector Install

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...-20-guide.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...n-dummies.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/genera...cement-c5.html

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/drag-r...-c-delete.html

http://www.clubhioctane.com/communit...read.php?t=713 EVAP removal

http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/appear...-how-pics.html

broken pcv crossover hose PCV Fix on the cheap

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Well, I've gotten one PM... Did I find all but one? I know there's more out there...

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Very nice, glad to see this up are running
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Very nice. My only suggestion would be to reorder the links so that related articles are together.
For example:
--in Suspension/Brakes "CTS-V Brake Install w/ Pics" and "My new CTS-V brakes & edelbrock adjustable coilover write-up!! LOTS OF PICS!!"

--in egine/fuel "How To Seafoam Your Car" and "Alternative: How to Seafoam your car."

Great list...
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Hey wow nice thread wit goo link posted
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Yeah one of mine made it on there! Definitely subscribed to this. PM'ed you another one.
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Gocha in it again now. Thanks for the PM. Keep em comin guys. I'll eventually re-order everything and work on some of the titles so it all makes sense.

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This is cool man, thanks for taking the time to do it. Hit me up if you're ever down in Dothan.
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big thanks for creating this! been searching for a "clutch replacement how to" for like the last hour! lol i fail at using the search engine apparently
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I have a giant Word document saved on my computer exactly like this of old links I've saved over the years. I'll sort through them and add them to this thread.
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This sticky is ridiculously legit.

Don't forget about these install guides from myls1.com

http://www.myls1.com/myls1-com-install-guides/
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Keep PMing me links so I can keep adding them!
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