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TUBBY 06-01-2002 01:11 PM

Big Block in anS-10 ?
Will a big block fit in an S-10? is it a major job? are there kit's for this application? iI would appreciate any and all input. thanx.

Halloweenking 06-01-2002 01:21 PM

Never seen a BB in a s-10, i would think it would be way to heavy and I don't think it will fit, not sure though. I know a SB will fit fine and they do sell kits for that, but I'm sure you already knew that.


HotRodS10 06-01-2002 09:43 PM

Tubby.....It is possible, with a cutting torch and welding machine anything is possible, lol, just kidding. I've never seen an S10 up close with a 454 but I have seen them on the net. Here is a link to one:

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You might want to also check out the S series WebRing where you will find lots of sites about S10's with V8's. Below is the link to that site:

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Sure hope this helps you out, Good luck and have fun.....HRS10

Harlequin 06-01-2002 09:47 PM

What year s10...Ive seen it done in a 96

CARGUY 06-02-2002 05:50 AM

a buddy of mine had a 396 in his s-10 i think it was an 84 or 5 cant remember he had to have a set of headers made

Sycotic 06-02-2002 10:50 PM

is it a built big block? or should i ask will it be a built big block? if not dont waste your time., small blocks in s10, make them heavy enough, a big block is even worse. small blocks are easy to do also. just a little something to think about

nimrod91581 06-03-2002 11:11 AM

I would have to say I would be worried about the chasis and whether or not it will be able to take the torche of a big block....I really don't think it will fit in there with out a lot of structural remodifications.....Mike

R2SPEEDRACER 06-04-2002 07:28 AM

I agree with the other posts on your topic a BB would make it awfyl heavey !!!If'n it were me I would consider building a stroked 350 there cheap make huge amounts of torque and it that little truck It would't take to much to scare the heck out of you and your passengers lol

Shawn Asseln 06-04-2002 08:31 AM

I just want to get my two cents in. Everyone is concerned about weight of a big block and that it will take more power to push the little s-10 the same as a built small block. Taka a small block at 575lbs and you build it to make three hundred and fifty horse. Now you also build a big block chev at a weight of 685lbs and for about the same amount of cash you end up with about 100 more horse power. Say total weight of your vehichle is #3400 with the small block, that is 9.71 lbs to each unit of horsepower. Add in the additional weight of the big block and additional power and you get 7.77lbs per unit of horsepower. The differance there is going to be guite extreme. Even at the same power levels the differance of the big block is only 0.29 lbs per unit of power. Just about the same as having your old lady in the car or a full tank of gas.
But in all reality if you build two engines with different displacements the same the bigger one will almost always out power the smaller.

slammed84s10 09-28-2002 05:01 PM

o yes it will fit have done many small block convertions, pontiac big block convertions this is a link for the big block pre mad4eds i like to build my own **** though but yes it can be done w little mods at all ps theres no replacement for discplacment this is a link to my last toy i built n sold

slammed84s10 09-28-2002 05:02 PM

Super Streeter 09-28-2002 05:11 PM

I have seen it done with manifolds and it was a bolt in fit with the exception of some very light grinding on the manifolds,I even saw one in an Astro van{tubbed out too!}.I have seen them in race applications and big tube headers are a bundle of snakes.The front end isnt that much different then a Malibu,so it will hold up fine.I would comb the swapmeets or parts traders for a few set of cheapie biglock used headers,and try and swap them in and out until you find something that is a close fit,then take it from there with a torch and a welder.I have put bigblocks into lots of different chassis this way.Good luck.

tony350ss 09-29-2002 02:39 PM

a BB in an s10? BALDERDASH!!

j/k im sure it can be done, but i am curantly doing a SB conversion in an s10. i have heard that you run into problems with the steering colum, is this true?can you go through all the problems i might encounter besides headers if i decide to say fuggit, and go with a BB convo?

MHenricks 09-30-2002 06:45 AM

If I had the components you have I'd try it. Sounds like a great project and challenge. I'd be concerned about traction.

Wmarden 09-30-2002 08:09 AM

I can testify that a stock s-10 has about dick for traction. And that is with a stock motor.

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