84 s-10 Blazer 4x4 conversion to 5.7
My first post here; I recently purchased an 84 s-10 Blazer 4x4 2.8 5speed as a winter car to keep the miles and bad Chicago climate off my Hot Rods. This is my first Blazer and I am now considering making it into a “poor mans Typhoon” via 5.7 conversion. This does not seem too difficult considering there is no Computer, or A.C., Anti lock brakes to get in the way.
What are any good sources to research this project (Books, Websites, clubs etc.)? Will a 350 bolt up to the 5speed? Is there any Donor cars or Engines I should focus on this Swap. And in Illinois, does anyone have some info of the smog requirements for this combo. The ultimate goal is a budget 350 that is reliable and quicker than a stock 5.0 Mustang. Any input or information is greatly appreciated.
Also, the heater blower motor seems to blow kind of slow. It seems easy enough to get to, has anyone put an oversized or heavy duty blower motor for the heater in a truck like this? I need to keep this truck warm because it is for a Midwest winter. Thanks All!
84 s10 Blazer 4X4 2.8 5 Speed