Can anyone tell me if a 3.8L 229 ci engine out of a rear wheel drive GM car will go into my s-10 without having to change much, like people have said with the 3.4L. It is four wheel drive if that has anything to do with it. Any info would be helpful, thanks.
I looked in an old chiltons manual and the 229 v6 chevy has the same bore & stroke as a 305 v8. In the engine section it says the 229 is a cut down small block v8. I think that you would need the trans from a 4.3 or v8, since the 2.8/3.1/3.4 is a different bolt pattern. Its not a bolt in, but anything is possible if you really want to do it.