Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com
You will need just about all the electrics from the donor. Including the ECM and all sensors. Including exhaust sensors. Fuel system etc. If you can fabricate, read a wiring schematic and mark all wires as they are in the original vehicle. You have won most of the battle.
The truck won't know the extra weight is in there. May even ride better..Good luck.
A friend of mine did the same swap on an old Studebaker.. Loves it..
thank you, Ithink I can handle that with the wiring. Is it possible on this 4.3 to move the oil pickup to the front of the engine? The steering arms are on the back side of the axle, I will have to set the engine 4 to 6in higher. the flathead that came out had the oil pickup in the front of eng. and infront of the axle. Worse case is to take the whole clip, which I not really prepared to do. Only because I;ve never done it and am unsure of how much fab. it would take.