Compliments of Maximum Drive magazine.
Transforming the hot rod from the pristine simplicity of a small-block Chevrolet power unit to the sophistication of the LS presented numerous complications. Nonetheless, it was this auspicious backdrop that spurred the dramatic introduction of the SPS LS kits that overcame many of the hurdles that inhibited the hot rodder. When John Tucker’s company, SPS Engines, began offering LS conversion kits for hot rods in 1999, it was a career-changing act. Now in his 67th year, if his life has a theme beyond developing innovative hot-rod kits and simplifying their installation, it is his penchant for problem solving.