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Old 03-31-2013, 08:14 AM
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here is what i had to do get clearance between the fan and radiator. i had to do this because the mounts allowed the fan to slightly rub the radiator on the drivers side at high rpm.
Im not gonna be able to do this as the a/c condenser wouldn't fit. The JTR manual shows this but my urinary meds won't let me handle the heat so I have to run air if I want to drive in the summer. Thanks for the advise and pictures though.
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I also recommend a Griffin radiator and a dual electric fan. Gives you all the clearance you could ever need up front. Works great on my 91 S-15 and she runs 180 all day at the track or the street cruises.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:18 AM
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I also recommend a Griffin radiator and a dual electric fan. Gives you all the clearance you could ever need up front. Works great on my 91 S-15 and she runs 180 all day at the track or the street cruises.
What thermostat are you runnin? Do you drill a couple of holes in your stats? I put a CoolCraft radiator in my '69 Chevy truck and am very happy with it. Keeps that big block runnin between 160-175 anywhere you drive it. I run a 165 stat with an 1/8th inch hole and a 1/16th inch hole drilled in it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:19 AM
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That is a very nice lookin truck you built SnakeBit.
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Thank you...it looks better in pictures. It runs really well...lookin forward to getting the narrowed 12 bolt in it next week with the ladder bars. Perhaps then I can get some consistent launches. I really want to use the two stage NOS and spray 275 at the top end. Looking to get into mid 9's with it.
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:39 PM
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Hey feller, thanks very much for the photos and the advise. I am gonna do this as my exhaust guy Jackie will really thank me.
heres a couple of pics of it in the truck before running the exhaust.
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here is an idea you can do with 2 trans cross members that i done. makes running exhaust alot easier under these trucks
Is that two S10 crossmembers that you made the one out of? I noticed in your other two photos with it installed that it looks turned around, the right side that bolts to the side of the frame is now on the left side where originally the crossmember sits on top of the frame. Thanks again for the advice, looks really good.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:51 AM
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Is that two S10 crossmembers that you made the one out of? I noticed in your other two photos with it installed that it looks turned around, the right side that bolts to the side of the frame is now on the left side where originally the crossmember sits on top of the frame. Thanks again for the advice, looks really good.
the other is the tubing i have tied in for a drive shaft loop. it also helps keep the frame from twisting.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:12 PM
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the other is the tubing i have tied in for a drive shaft loop. it also helps keep the frame from twisting.
Ok yep, I see what you're talking about on the square stock but Im asking about the crossmember you made. Did you use 2- S10 crossmembers to make that one or what crossmembers did you use to make the one pictured? I ordered the mounts from the link you posted, the mounts I have came off an S10 with a v-8 but the rightside mount doesn't have the hole cut. I plan on swapping out the frame mounts to 2.8 mounts and starting the firewall mods Thursday and will post pictures. Ive got to tap the stud bosses in my buddys Pontiac heads tomorrow and hopefully, if the good Lord is willin, put my new CDI box on my '68 Impala. We're suppose to have very nice weather Sat. and Sunday so I want to get some cruisin action goin on, lol.
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Ok yep, I see what you're talking about on the square stock but Im asking about the crossmember you made. Did you use 2- S10 crossmembers to make that one or what crossmembers did you use to make the one pictured? I ordered the mounts from the link you posted, the mounts I have came off an S10 with a v-8 but the rightside mount doesn't have the hole cut. I plan on swapping out the frame mounts to 2.8 mounts and starting the firewall mods Thursday and will post pictures. Ive got to tap the stud bosses in my buddys Pontiac heads tomorrow and hopefully, if the good Lord is willin, put my new CDI box on my '68 Impala. We're suppose to have very nice weather Sat. and Sunday so I want to get some cruisin action goin on, lol.
i took two s10 crossmembers and made one. and the mouns i have dont have the hole cut, i think those are for the 4x4's.
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Great to hear someone interested in building an S-10.

I built an 89 S-15 with a 383 with a killer edelbrock MPI system, 700R4 trans, FlowMaster super 40 dual exhaust with electronic exhaust cutouts. If you need any direction, feel free to ask... i will be glad to help.

I do recommend the set back mounts mentioned earlier. The JTR manual is interesting. They do show where to cut a small hole to access the motor mount bolts. after changing, weld flat steel over the cut area. I think the best idea (which I did) was eliminate the engine driven fan for a early 90's ford taurus fan. Better cfm's than the high performance racing fans and pretty much bolts up to the corvette radiator (also recommended and did). The corvette radiator is only (I think) 1 1/2 thick and provides plenty of cooling, even in OK paired with the taurus fan. This setup provided plenty of cooling without much radiator support mods. I did clip the top of the radiator support and weld some steel across.

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nice project there !!!! I have a 85 S10 extended cab myself and wanted to advise you that if your going with an auto trans.. to consider Mr. Gasket's tranny dipstick set~up... it's about half the price of a Lokar,even though that's what I have now... didn't find out till after I bought it of course !!! LOL !!!
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For more info than you can process at one, (or even several), sitting(s), check out v8s10.org. Most of us there would rather use the JTR manual as bird cage liner. A fan that works GREAT on S10 V-8 swaps is the 98 up 3.8 Chrysler Intrepid dual fan setup. If fits the stock 4.3 radiator like it was made for it, and also fits my 19x31 Be-Cool. There is a build thread on the above site in Member's Projects under the same screen name as here that has LOTS of pics and great ideas. I used my stock 4.3 serpentine setup and it works great. Another thing that many of us do with the serp setup is to use a late 80s Vette water pump and a Mercruiser W/P pulley for a LOT more room up front. My 93 shortbed has a 430 hp Vortec head 363 in it, with a 700R4 and a narrowed 3.73 posi Exploder 8.8 in it, Camaro LS brakes up front, and the Exploder rear discs. It's my daily driver, but it also goes high 7s in the 1/8, and tows my race car to boot,
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This forum is great and you are getting good help. Here is another forum that should tag with your book quite well. Lots of good pictures. I am disabled as well so I have much more time to figure out how to do something than I have the energy to do it. Here is the site.

V8S10.ORG Board index Swap Tech General Swap
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Hey Blacky, that's the same forum I mentioned above, , if you're from there, you know who I am,
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