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Old 01-20-2010, 08:22 AM
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Plan on trimming the firewall (not too bad) with that setup. I had to on my '85. Heddman and a few others make the headers that piece together around the steering , so you don't have to pull the column. I think the steering will be in the way of your current headers. I made some mounts, using others as a template, but have a tig, and the metal to do it. The 'bought' mounts are worth it! I use the B&M Pro Ratchet on my setup (sb350/th400). Works GREAT! Before this motor, I had a sb 400/th400, with the Heddmans, and 4.88's with 13" racemasters slicks, and put down consistent 11.00's, with no weight in the back, nor any traction problems. I now run on the street with my new setup, and the M/T Sportsman Pros, (17" ish x 2 tires with 8lbs of air) with a spool, and can't get her to hook very well without slicks. I use Hoosier 33x16x15's, and now she HOOKS!! Good luck! Pm me with Q's, and I'll give you my phone, 'cause all the typing sucks! Got a s-load of extra parts too! OR... Just buy this one!!! john

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This will be an unreal truck, once you drive it you will be in for a treat
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Same as my VW Squareback with a 350
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Plan on trimming the firewall (not too bad) with that setup. I had to on my '85.....john
You DO NOT have to rim the firewall for the Hedman 69490 headers, but you DO need to trim or dent it in for the 69520 shorty headers.
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just did one last year with my buddy. the headers was the only really tight spot. you can build them mounts purdy easy. the mounts you can buy work dang good too but you want the engine back as far as you can.we used a bfh alot too. course we moved the engine back 3" more so beat and cut it was.i think your gona like that s10.this one hauls ***.we added 2 long leaf springs to each side and slappers.it could still be better set up. still hops a bit at times.i think if theres any way you can build your headers youd be better off. this 383 puts out over 400 hp and the only headers we found to fit are shortys and they suck big time. way too small dia. too.we're gona have to build some.good luck and yes everthing will fit with the 60$ type mounts but it is a bit tight. this one fit but when we moved it back it was a pita.
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If you follow the link I posted above, there are .pdf templates for the (Hooker) TransDapt 4689 motor mount adapters, which work with the regular V8 style motor mounts, and long tubes. (if you can't find it , P.M. me and I'll email them to you) The shorty (69520) header require the use of 2.8 V6 mounts and a crazy looking (adjustable???) mount adapter that isn't very strong. TransDapt also makes adapters to use the stock 4.3 mounts, which I strongly advise against, those mounts don't even hold up to v6 power very well.

My 93 shortbed S10 has a Vortec head hydraulic roller 363ci small block in it, I daily drive it, tow my Vega race car with it, and it goes 8.0s in the 1/8, on street tires. Oh yeah, it can get up to 20 mpg out on the road too, One of these days, after I swap out the stock 3.42 geared 7.5 rear for a 3.73 posi Exploder 8.8, I'm gonna put a 100 shot on it and see if it will get in the 6s.
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