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Old 10-16-2003, 04:52 PM
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chevy s-10 trucks are light and can accept a sbc rather easily. if you get rid of the groove on the side,drop it down a little, some mid seventies turbine rims, some flares ,and a scoop.this will be cost effective, and very respectable where ricers are concerned. mike

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<-----S10 Cheap, plentiful and light.
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Awwwweee Yeaaahhh! That is an awesome project truck V8-S-10. Was the transplant difficult ? Did you use a kit? How about the rest of the drivetrain? Gosh; I could ask questions all day! Looks real close with the radiator. Have you seen the "BeCool" products? No need for the belt driven fan. They use a custom shroud with electric fans mounted on a custom aluminum radiator. Engine runs much cooler and even a bit of a horsepower gain due to the absence of resistance. Just a thought
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I to like the Gremlin idea because of.....Well you know. Anyway, a Chevette is way bad also. I had a V8 chevette some ime ago as the older members recall. It was fast!!! I just bought the Gremlin to pro street it and decided to stick with that idea. Check it out in my album. Just click on my Gremlin avatar. HG
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How hard was the chevette V8 conversion... what did the rear axles come out of? These cars are cheap EVERYWHERE... is there anything else I should know about while I'm still in the planning stages?
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Old 10-20-2003, 05:39 PM
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I luckily bought it almost finished. I used stock rears and replaced em when they broke, but I think an S-10 rear is a close fit. The firewall was notched a bit for the distributor and there was a (Knuckle, joint, ?) put on the steering shaft. Its just a lot of measuring and mocking up, but at 2,080 lbs or so, It was a wicked ride.
If your interested, I'll try and find this old Chevette, V8 swap forum. Let me Know. HG
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Old 10-21-2003, 09:04 AM
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I did find a few sites on the subject and you're right, Hemmie, it does look like a lot of customization... probably too much for a 2-month "summer project"

especially for a guy like me with practically no fabrication experience.

Maybe I will get lucky and score a Nova by spring's end...

thanks for your help guys!
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