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Old 10-13-2002, 11:03 AM
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i was wondering if any one could give some help on swapping out my 4.3L with a 350? i am only 18 so i don't know much. What all do i need to do it. i know i need a radiator, dual electric fans, motor mounts, and headers. my 4.3 that i have in it now is fuel injection, could i put a carb. 350 in it? the trans. is a 700r4, would the 350 bolt up to it? also my truck is a 4x4 so would it be harder to put a v8 in that a 2WD? i know that its a lot of questions but if any one could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

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Here are a couple of pages with good info..
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I'm not sure about the 4wd but they make conversion kits to adapt 350's right in. You won't have to use electric fans but will need to get a larger radiator for the added cooling.

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The most reliable radiator that I could think of for an S10 would be a BE COOL radiator made for a V8 S10...If you would like to have one built or bought out of another car...A Factory V8 Monza radiator will work. That's what I had in my S10.
<a href="http://www.jagsthatrun.com/" target="_blank">http://www.jagsthatrun.com/</a> This guy specializes in thet sort of thing that you are wanting to do.
Also Jeg's or Summit carries the neccesary parts also. Give them a call or a click.
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I put a 383 stroker in an 84 2wd s-10 the headers were a major pain in the posterior.The drivers side header was three peices (or 2) been a while.Any way the leaked horrable.If i remember right there is a stock exhaust manifold that works i just cant remember what its off of though.
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Monte Carlo or early 80's Camaro manifolds will work...AS LONG AS the exhaust dump is in the rear.
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Make sure the conversion parts you get are for a 4X4. There are some that will work on a 2 wheel drive but not a 4X4 and vise versa. Most people use Corvette radiators, they seem to fit pretty well....Advance Auto Parts has them for around $150. Also for a 4X4 you will need a special oil pan unlike a 2 wheel drive where you can use the stock pan. You will need electric fans unless you cut into the radiator support and move the radiator forward....its easier to just use the electric fans. Do your research first...its a little more expensive for a 4X4.

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