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Old 12-16-2003, 04:14 PM
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I want to put a S-10 with smallblock 400 together where do I start . So far I got the body its a 90 . totolly lost.......

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Old 12-16-2003, 04:18 PM
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Probably easiest to get rid of your computer and computerized components and go back to carburated engine. Better check on emmision rules in your area.

There are kits for installing a SB Chevy in an S10, so just get out the wrenches and go.
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Old 12-16-2003, 06:02 PM
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Ive got to agree with what was said above. On my 84 Z28 (it was a computerized motor) i decided to drop a 355 in a go non computer controled, was SO MUCH easier than staying with the computer.
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:46 PM
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What is the best motor to install to obtain high 11's
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Well your not gonna go pull any stock motor and drop in there to make that run 11's. Your gonna need to build one, a 350,400..ect ect are all capable of doing 11's. Its all a matter of money. One thing to try and remember, you will hear this saying a lot "there is no replacement for displacement" If you want a 400 in the thing, just go with the 400, your just gonna have to build it up.
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Money is an issue and want the truck for weight assessments ... its Light! I hope to come up with a combination for the old saying cubic inches is horsepower Any suggestions?
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:10 AM
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One word... ZZ572!!!

Chevy's new crate motor. Drool!!!

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Old 12-17-2003, 12:25 AM
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what does a motor like that go for
and what about chassis and the trans ande rear end
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Saying money is an issue and 11 seconds in the same sentance, does not compute. Performance cost lots of money......period.


Too many people on here seem to think that going 11 seconds 1/4 miles is apiece of cake.....you have so much to learn.
Each second you shave off your times costs thousands and it multiplies for each second.
Otherwise we would all be doing it.
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Old 12-17-2003, 05:27 AM
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As Ponco62 said but in another way, "Speed cost money son, how fast do you want to go". That saying is just as true today as it was the first time that it was said.
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I have a distint idea of what I want to spend, I asked the question of chassis work cause the whole idea is to hook at least 450 horses to the rear tires THIS is the main issue to me I did want a few ideas on saving bucks also, I am really ready to present myself to the the sport in full effect, 11 seconds is where I begin on the real level spraying isthe last resort if 12' are my lowest E.T. My mind state is made I need SERIOUS suggestions on how to do this
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I hope I understand you correctly. Drop a 400, back it with a heavy trans, and end it all up with a Ford 9. Get 450 hp and run it the low 11's.

It is very attainable, no doubt. There are steps that have to be taken to get there.

You can go out and throw money at it and if it is set-up right it will run 15's even with the "Right Stuff". No one here would want you or anyone else to do that.

With this being your first rod I would do some research in the knowledge base here. I learn things there every day. It has help me with making sure I take the right steps and so I don't have to go back and redo what I've all ready done.

There are a lot of things you will need to decide on as to your set-up. You want the rod to be your rod. Are you going to run FI or a carb? Auto or Manual? 4.11 or 3.55 rear end? Daily driver or at the track? These are just some thought.

We here at the board want you to succeed and get your rod the way you want it. We are here to help.

Like I said before money, ideas and your desire will determine your rod. Give us some more details to your thoughts and maybe we can give you what you want and information that will be helpful to you.

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I will begin slowly ,The whole Idea is to be able to get the most bang for the littlest buck on horses, NO idea what combination is best I say 400 cause I want to run small block I am constantly thinking that more cubic inches means more horses I want to get 450to the rear wheels I have no idea about chassis work none wha so ever The rear end is also up for grabs 4:11 sounds good, cant put the cart befor the horse, must come up with a sufficent combination as to easily obtaian my anticipated goal 450 horses to rear wheel that will have to be off spray i guess but i dont know havent been doing my home work and now trying to cram for next season I have some scores to settle and really need to get the ball rolling Lets stat with Block, heads cam intake carb How do i get the most bang for buck under 5k on motor alone What trans to run Rear end is best remember this is S10 .light truck ?
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Check these out

I looked these sites up. You may want to check them out.

http://www.Grapeaperacing.com/grapea...lockchoose.cfm

www.sa-motorsports.com/blockdiy/blkdiy.htm

www.user.erds.com/3rweiss/table.htm

These all were on the Knowledge Base link. These may help you decide as to what you may want to do or which direction you may want to go.

The first site is on choosing the right block for your application.

The second site discusses about blocks that you do your self. I do not know if you have a place to do the work your self or if you will be sending it out.

The third site is about heads that you may use in your build.

I hope this helps and gives you an idea as to what you may encounter in the build of you engine.

You may want to check out other sites for other areas of your build to see what has been tried before.

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