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Whats up guys. I'm new to this whole forum community. Just learning how this all works. I have a 89 GMC s15 and now I have a 366 big block. i know that people say its junk but I'm not trying to build a racer. Just a nice lil pick up that has a little pep in its step when I step in it. Can anyone give me some positive insite? Thanks.

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Welcome to HR.com. Glad to have you here. I'm sure someone around here can help out with some ideas.

Good luck with the project.


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Shoehorn and a BFH is what you'll need to put that dump truck tall deck low revving 366 in to a S15.
That and a deep wallet.
Get a small block to put in it.
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welcome to the forum.
stick the dump truck engine in the box and make it mid engine. use a short power glide,lots of chrome engine parts.Use a little cam so it sounds means,and dont race it
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Thanks for the info fellas. I know some people are gona have funny opinions about it but I have seen on here that some guys have done it and had fun with it. I think I need is a really good machinist. From what I hear these blocks are actually stronger than the regular big blocks due to the extra nickel that these blocks are made from. Not sure if its true or not but either way im not planning on racing, just a little power in a little truck that looks good. If I want to race I will get a bike.
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That engine takes up a lot of real estate.Stuff it under the hood or in the back. Use it up,have fun,make a novelty car out of it. at least in the back it will be better balanced.
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Lots of real estate is right Vinnie!
THat talldeck 366 is 3" longer, 7" taller and 5" wider than a small block. Best to carry in the back for traction.
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