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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-22-2001, 09:16 PM
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89 S-10 V-8 swap

I have an 89 S-10 blazer with a 4.3 I am looking for information on a v-8 swap. I've done it to a 2wd S-10, but not the 4x4..any hints clues...links or any useful info would be appreciated.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-23-2001, 09:36 PM
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Re: 89 S-10 V-8 swap

The main differences between the 2wd and 4wd is the Oil pan, headers/manifolds, and steering shaft. With the oil pan you can either buy a custom one or use a bfh for clearance from the front diff. I'd suggest running mid-80's camaro manifolds(the headers are $400). And the steering shaft you can just put in another/longer joint for clearance. On the web try to find Jaguars that Run(JTR) they make a manual for the conversion. Also find Advance Adapters they sell almost every piece pre-made if you don't want to fabricate your own. Good luck and have fun. Post pics when you finish.

88 S-10 Blazer 4.3l K/N air filter, 2" body, torsion bar/shackle lift, 30" muds, custom front/rear bumpers, 4 KC daylighters
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Re: 89 S-10 V-8 swap

Hi Rob,
I would suggest that you do at least a 2" if not a 3" body lift first of all, it really makes things easier, and you won't have to modify your evaporator case. The JTR Manual is well worth the investment. On my truck, I didn't have to change the steering rod, and I'm still running the stock ECM, if you have any particular questions, feel free to cantact me. Have a great day[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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