Originally Posted by chevy350_Camd
Hi, I bought a 1988 Chevy S10, and have a 400 horse V8 that I would Like to stuff in it. The S10 weighs 3300, and is a manual. The trannsmission that I want to use is a automatic th 350. My biggest worry is finding a way to shift, because obviously the steering column doesnt have a shifter, but I have a Monte Carlo with a floor shifter. Thats hooked to a th 350 tranny. How would I go about shoving this V8 into the truck and having a shifter ? has any one came across this problem ? if so how did you do it ?.
Questions: How to Convert a Manual Chevy S10 into a Automatic.
Could I run long tubed Holley afterburner headers ?
How Could I weight the back down to get traction ?.
Get this book "Chassis Engineering" by Herb Adams, there's more to getting traction than adding weight to the rear. Amazon or where-ever.
Get these books by Mike Knell to save having to learn by doing on S-10/15 conversions.
"Chevrolet S-10 Truck V-8 Conversion Manual" and "Chevrolet TPI & TBI
V8 Engine Swapping" at http://www.jagsthatrun.com