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Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Performance LS3 was brought in. These have impressive specs:

LS3 Tech Specs
Part Number: 19369326
Engine Type: LS-Series Gen-IV Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu. in.): 376 (6.2L)
Bore x Stroke (in.): 4.065 x 3.622 (103.25 x 92 mm)
Block (P/N 12623967): Cast-aluminum with six-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 12597569): Nodular iron
Connecting Rods (P/N 12607475): Powdered metal
Pistons (P/N 19207287): Hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 12603844): Hydraulic roller
Valve Lift (in.): .551 intake / .522 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in.): 204° intake / 211° exhaust
Cylinder Heads (P/N 12629063): Aluminum L92-style port; “as cast” with 68-cc chambers
Valve Size (in.): 2.165 intake / 1.590 exhaust
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Rocker Arms (P/N 12569167 int): Investment-cast, roller trunnion
Rocker Arms (P/N 10214664 exh): Investment-cast, roller trunnion
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.7:1
Recommended Fuel: Premium pump
Maximum Recommended rpm: 6600
Reluctor Wheel: 58X
Balanced: Internal

We elected to change the oil pan and pickup for a better fit in our Trans Am’s subframe.

The pan chosen is the Holley 302-2 retro fit oil pan. This is designed to have increased ground clearance while maintaining capacity.

The install includes running the f-body windage tray and the supplied oil pump pickup tube.

The low-profile of the 302-2 pan is visible here:

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