Just a few questions - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2008, 05:24 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Japan right now (Military)
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just a few questions

I just have a few questions reguarding my truck. I'm not a hot rodder (although I wouldn't mind). I have a 2002 GMC Sierra and I had to store it at my mom's house to come to japan. She hasn't even started it and let it run for almost 3 years. I was looking into getting a new crate motor and dropping it in my truck but I can't seem to find a fuel injected crate motor online. I guess I just don't know enough about the internet yet to find what I want. If I get a carbureted engine what all kind of work am I looking at? How big of engine would you all recommend? I thought about a 350 but I'm also looking at gas mileage. What will I have to change to make it work? Where in the world do I find a new transmission? I can find used and rebuilt but not new, it would help if I was in the states to be able to ask and drive around to transmission dealers, but I don't have that luxury. Last thing, what brand of computer chip programmers (Hypertech, Superchips, Jet, etc.) are best or most widely recommended? Thank you in advance for your time.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-03-2008, 10:15 AM
curtis73's Avatar
Hates: Liver. Loves: Diesel
 
Last wiki edit: How to find cheap parts
Last journal entry: 1999-2001: Getting it on the road
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 40
Posts: 5,128
Wiki Edits: 16

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
The engine in your truck is based on the LS1 found in corvettes and camaros. It is highly capable, sophisticated, and takes advantage of some serious technology. Swapping to a carb won't get you any kind of decent mileage.

The truck engines were offered in several displacements; 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, all with the same external dimensions and only minor differences between them. You can swap in a 6.0 pretty easily if you don't already have one.

Getting really nice power out of those engines is like a walk in the park.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Questions gator412 Body - Exterior 18 10-02-2006 03:40 PM
Interior -- Common Questions Jon Interior 0 02-12-2004 04:38 PM
Questions, questions, questions? slider in wa Transmission - Rearend 2 09-27-2003 02:01 PM
Nuts, Bolts and stripping questions Bluepen Body - Exterior 5 08-14-2003 05:15 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.