We offer several sizes of headers so you can match them to your engine combination. If it is a one piece unit , would advise going with a Tremec. If your state laws allow you to put a carbureted engine into your truck, then do it. They're laser cut, precision bent, powder coated and feature polyurethane bushings. The only thing I thought could be better is the cab mounts which were really too small for the weight of the cab.
The kit has two available Walbro fuel pump options. Chevy small block engines have been one of the most popular engines for car enthusiasts looking for the perfect balance of power and reliability, with a multitude of available power adders. And finally, not all headers in these kits are 50-state smog legal, so watch for warnings on the application charts. But for your money youll get an installation that looks like it came from the factory, and every accessory will work. According to Advance Adapters, the stock 4.
This includes any electrical components, cooling hoses, radiator and engine accessory drives. These brackets are welded on the inside of the factory bracket, cut off as much of the bracket as you can take a cut off wheel on a grinder, and run it up and down the top of the welds cutting through the weld without cutting into the face of the frame. Simply replace the stock mounts and exhaust headers with those from your kit, drop the engine in and hook everything up. My hats off to the guys at code 504, they really did their homework when developing this conversion kit. Traction The S-10 and S-15 trucks, in particular, are noted for terrible wheelhop even with stock engines. If you have Internet access, youll find a number of Web sites devoted to S-10 V-8 swaps. I started the installation Monday evening and completed it in four evenings with the help of my cousin.
The lower photo will show the front driver side cab bracket, there is one located just across on the passenger side frame rail both of these brackets will need to be cut off and removed grinding the remaining weld down to the face of the frame. Write a headline for your review here: Write your review here: Your email: We promise to never spam you, and just use your email address to identify you as a valid customer. But for right now you will need to remove the rivets from top and bottom but only doing one side at a time and placing in a bolt and nut so that the spare tire brace can be held in place keeping the frame from twisting out of square. Accessory locations are different, the exhaust manifolds wont fit, the oil pan wont clear the crossmember, the wiring harness isnt as easily grafted into the truck, and the transmission requires a fabricated bracket. But you will need to source an external balanced flywheel for a 400 engine. Remember the old adage about time, talent and money: the less you have of one, the more you'll need of the other two. The kit is high quality and heavier than they appear in the pictures on the website.
A couple of tips: Watch the application charts when youre selecting a kit. This will keep you from having to grind off all that metal that you couldn't remove. Add V-8 power and you likely wont be able to hook it up. In fact, the easiest way to source an automatic transmission is to buy the one attached to your replacement engine. The cost, however, is more than double that of the Corvette radiator. Very impressed with the packaging, parts, lables, and instruction booklet.
Step 5 The rear bumper stops are located on the bottom side of the frame rail just above the rear housing most of the time these are rusted though and in bad shape they can be removed and again grinding the welds down to the face of the frame. The center of this conversion is our engine mounts and crossmember kit. Great details on the book you receive with kit and great pictures. None of them supply everything you need to make the switch. You may need to modify the firewall a bit to clear the engine, but it's usually nothing a large hammer can't handle. The kit also includes gaskets, and hardware.
But the swap makes sense. Dipstick Location: Driver side Gaskets Included: Yes Hardware Included: Yes Quantity: Sold as a kit. For use with automatic and manual transmissions. In fact, some might say it's the last hot-rod, the ultimate incarnation of the old-school recipe for going fast: a big V-8 swap into a simple, lightweight, full-frame chassis. The good new is that many V6s already come with the decent 200-R4, but this transmission should only be used with a bone-stock small block. Do It Yourself Or Have It Done? Knell estimates an experienced mechanic with the proper equipment should be able to complete the engine swap in about 100 hours.
You'll probably want to install larger rear tires and mini-tub the bed to fit them, and not only will the stock suspension get in your way, it doesn't have the wherewithal to deal with the twist you'll be putting through it. Two-wheel-drive S-10s came with several different rearends. Take some time and look over your frame at all the factory welds top and bottom sometimes you will find large balls of weld left behind or weld slag this is a good time for doing a little cleanup work so that when it is time to paint or powder coat your frame you haven't left anything behind or ruff giving you a bad finish. Like the T-Bucket, the sky is the limit with this configuration, and you can optimize it for almost anything. Before swapping anything out, you're going to have to know what kind of engine to install. Cooling Keeping a transplanted V-8 cool is a challenge, since the swap leaves so little room for a decent fan. But, if it doesn't, have the donor vehicle's driveshaft shortened and fitted with the old driveshaft's differential flange.
Many of these parts are available through retailers like Summit and Jegs, or directly from the manufacturers. Our stepped headers offer great high rpm performance while retaining good low and mid-range power. But their stories and experiencesespecially regarding evil parts that just do not fitwill be enlightening to say the least. Remember to always where safety glasses and hand and ear protection when working on your chassis. There is another threaded bolt hole on the other side that is not used.