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Old 03-23-2006, 11:05 PM
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S10 V8 conversion??

hey guys... i just had a question if anyone out there that reads this may be in some kinda general area of ventura county or LA county or even knows some shops out here....i have a 2002 chevy S10 and was looking to do a V8 conversion.. the only problem is i dont know where to go or who to talk to. so any help would be very much appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2006, 11:15 PM
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which v8 you wanting? something computer controled or an old school carbed motor?
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i was thinking something computer controlled...maybe like an LS1 motor or something if that will fit... idk
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a) I always thought a LS1-family (right now a LS7 would be sweet) in a S10 xtreme or 2wd stepside would be a sweet ride. Manual transmission of course!

b) some specialized s10/v8 swap places...
http://www.v8s10.org/
http://users.apex2000.net/whardie/wiring.html

c) regarding engine choice, a 1990s Vortec would be a lot less expensive than LS1s unless you can get a deal on it, or have the resources to get one. The vortec engine is also probably a lot easier to install since the block architecture is basically the 4.3v6 but 'complete'. (350v8) I haven't done this before so I can't say. I wish you luck though.
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I think there are kits to do the swap.
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conversion iformation

If you go to this site http://www.jagsthatrun.com/ you should be able to get a conversion manual and most, if not all of the parts that you need. I put a 1968 corvette 327HP engine in my 84 S-10, and it woul have been very difficult without the motor mount conversion plates and special headman headers. I did not purchase a conversion manual, but I hear that it makes things much easier, I am sure it would have saved me some headaches.
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Let me also add that the LS1 will fit. I have seen several late model S-10s with LS1 engines in them.
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Let me also add that the LS1 will fit. I have seen several late model S-10s with LS1 engines in them.
Friend of mine is in the process of doing a 2000 something S-10 Xtreme Blazer with an LS1 right now. Looks like it will be a pretty sweet setup when it's finished.
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There was an episode on trucks last Sunday and I think Advanced adaptors has an S-10 V8 swap kit that comes with the special motor mounts, ceramic coated headers and bolts n gaskets and maybe something else for like 500 bucks!
Good price being that the coated headers would run ya 350 or more by thereslves. Hg
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