All Hale LS3
Congrats on a great magazine, first of all! I would like to know how hard it would be to put an LS3 in an LS1-powered 2001 Camaro SS, or is this even possible? Thanks for any info that you may be able to provide in this time of need!
Hale Center, TX
Not hard at all Mickey, in fact we did it back in the February '09 issue with former Editor Rick Jensen's 1SC Camaro. I'm assuming you are planning to reuse the factory LS1 PCM and harness, in which case any (non-VVT) Gen IV engine will bolt right up. If you are working with an LS3 crate motor or take-out, then you will need the Lingenfelter box like we used to convert the 58x ignition signal to 24x, Gen IV to Gen III injector adapters for your harness, knock sensor extensions, a 90mm cable throttle body, and bracket.
Giving Thanks and Praises
Nice job clarifying the ARH flag photo mishap. Way to man up and address the topic head-on. It is clear you meant no disrespect. Keep up the great work.
West Chester, PA
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your apology. I understand now that a mistake was made honestly. You must understand that my grandfather, a WW2 vet, would have put a boot up my a#$ so far I could taste the sole if I did something like that. Having a Marine for a stepdad growing up would have done the same thing to me. Nonetheless, your apology is greatly appreciated. BTW, "Fast with Class" is still a Buick slogan!
I am writing about your article "Who says patriotism is dead?" in the August 2010 issue. First let me say that I am not in the military nor have I ever been. I am a police officer who loves this country and I proudly wear the American flag on my uniform every day. The men and women who serve in our military and give their lives for this country are my heroes! I, like many others, was bothered by the picture in question. However, I never thought it was done out of any disrespect. When I read your response to the situation it compelled me to write to you. Instead of hiding behind some "artistic expression" or "journalistic freedom" nonsense you did what few people do today, which is accept responsibility for your actions and admit you made a mistake. That, my friend, shows your true character and I have tremendous respect for you because of this. We are all human and everyone makes mistakes, but it is how we deal with these mistakes that shows what kind of person we really are.
You stated near the end, "and if there is anything I can do to make it up to you, please let me know." In my opinion, you already did what you needed to do and I'm sure that most would agree. My subscription expires in 2012, but I can assure you that as long as you are Editor I will renew my subscription.
Keep up the good work and God bless our troops!
-Peter B. Katinsky