Originally Posted by ap72
For the engine I would recomend going to a 4.3L- which will bolt up. you'l retain that milage
Disagree. The 4.3 won't bolt up to the 700. The 700 on his truck is a small bellhousing. The 4.3 uses a standard SBC/BBC pattern. The crossmembers are also different on the 2.8 trucks. You can adapt the 4.3 using adapting mounts available from multiple sources, but its not a bolt in.