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  LS1 Installation Guide

 WARNING!!!
These parts are engineered to work together in a specific manner. Any variation from these installation instructions or modification made to any part in our TV Made EZ system will void all warranties, written, implied or otherwise!

 IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!
If you have a used transmission or one rebuilt by another company, you will need to install our custom length spring into the valve body. This is not an optional step. If you fail to install our spring you will try to run this transmission in an SSS (Short Spring Syndrome) condition which can quickly prove fatal to your transmissions frictions. This is a very simple easy installation but MUST be done!

Click here for instructions on how to do this


 Step 1
  Locate the back plate/spacer plate piece in the TV Made EZ kit (far left picture). Notice that this part has a lipped section on the inside radius. Using this lip as a guide, place this adapter onto the LS-1 linkage from the back side as shown in the picture near left. This part is designed to fit snuggly so a light amount of force may be needed for installation.
 Step 2
Place the front plate adapter in position over the previously installed back plate/spacer plate in such a way as to line up the three 6-32 screw holes.  
 Step 3
Using the hardware supplied in this kit, fasten the face plate to the back plate adapter with the small stainless steel pan head 6-32 screws and 5/64" Allen wrench. Be careful not of over tighten these small screws. Once the installation, test driving and adjustment procedure has been completed and you are satisfied with the transmissions behavior. We strongly recommend that you remove each attachment screw and apply a small amount of Lock Tite 242 (or similar product) to prevent them from vibrating loose.
 Step 4
Align the roll pins on the back side of the cam into the slots on the linkage adapter plate. Once the cam is indexed correctly, install the 8/32" cap screw and tighten using the provided 9/64" Allen wrench. Again be careful not to over tighten this small screw.  
 Step 5
  As viewed from above, locate the two intake manifold bolts as shown inside the small red circles in the picture at the far left. Remove and save these two bolts.
 Step 6
Install the new bracket pictured above onto the manifold using the original bolts you removed in step 5. Tighten to factory specifications. Install the new stainless steel cable to the transmission end first per the following link instructions then attach the cable to the intake manifold bracket as shown above.
 Setting up your TV cable
  • Click here for instructions on calibrating your Braided TV Cable


  •  Pressure Test

    Congratulations, you now have the mounting plate, linkage adapter, cam and have the TV cable installed.

    If you purchased one of our transmissions, our warranty requires a correct TV set up, pressure verification and correct operation be demonstrated during a test drive. Click on the pressure gauge installation guide link below, hook the pressure gauge up to your transmission. Then: click on the pressure test procedures below, take your pressure readings and call us. Once proper operating pressures and responses are verified, you will be ready for your test drive! Our written test driving procedure (click below) will walk you through a step by step process which is designed to confirm that all transmissions functions are working correctly. During the test drive you will should confirm that your new transmission is operating at the proper temperature. Also during the test driving procedure you are encouraged to try the various cam positions. This system allows you to fine tune the light and medium throttle driving characteristics. Once you find the best position for your vehicle combination, you should remove each screw and put a spot of 242 Lock-Tite on the threads to prevent them from coming loose over time. Enjoy!

    If you purchased one of our TV Made EZ systems but don't have one of our transmissions, you are welcome to call us anyway. We would be happy to walk you through our set up, pressure testing and test driving procedures.

    760-947-5240 Ask for our technical service department.

    The following links are instruction sheets for our customers only. You will need your Order # and your ID code to access these instruction sheets.

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