When attending car shows I REFUSE to even vote for a Ford anything with anything other than a Ford engine in it.
Realistically it costs within the same range to build a ford 351W and C6 as a Chevy 350 and TH-350 or 400.
A little more for a Dodge 360 and 904, but the forethough to "be different" just isn't there.
I swapped out a near dead 305 and TH-350 for a Cadillac 500 and TH-400 in my 1982 C-10 because I got the Caddy for free and the 305 would have cost me to do anything with.
The looks I get and questions that come with them, when I tell people I am putting an Oldsmobile 350 with TBI fuel injection, and TH400 into my 1991 S-10, I tell them the SBC thing has been overdone. I personally have about 10 small blocks of various sizes around here, along with three straight 6's, a couple V-6's, another Cadillac 500, several dozen B&S small engines, 1 Tecumseh, 1 aluminum and two cast iron Kohler's.
The engine in my wifes GMC Jimmy is a Chevy 4.3 V-6, and my Impala has Gen III 3.8 Buick V-6. The Impala has TON'S more power than the Jimmy.
Whatever happened to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT?
Last edited by M&M CUSTOM; 01-29-2006 at 04:50 PM.