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Old 08-26-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Lets see some under hood pics of your V8 engine swap.. It's always good to see others with there creativity and possibly help others with there swap!
Old 08-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: *V8 Swap Pics*



best pic i have right now. painted ford blue lol it has a new weind intake on it now. im just waiting on my fuel lines, transmission, and one radiator hose.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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heres mine!
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it aint a s10 but its is a v8... 85 c10 with a 454...
Old 08-26-2009, 11:13 PM   #5
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Nice pics guys.. Maybe with these kind of pics it will solve some simple questions for the beginners!?
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Here is my old setup.... Everything is completly smooth now and i notched back for the distrib. just to get rid of rust..



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Quote: Originally Posted by Johnny87
Here is my old setup.... Everything is completly smooth now and i notched back for the distrib. just to get rid of rust..



Which radiator did you use?
Old 08-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #8
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Re: *V8 Swap Pics*

bad pictures Ill get some better ones



Old 08-27-2009, 09:05 PM   #10
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Re: *V8 Swap Pics*

i see alot of people dont really have "puller" fans on their radiator i mostly see "pushers" is that cuz they dont fit with the v8 in their?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:41 PM   #12
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pullers fit fine even with the motor in stock location on the jtr mounts. pullers keep my ~300hp truck with AC cool







all these pictures are from durring the swap. i need to get some good pictures of the some what finished product.

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:12 PM   #13
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Re: *V8 Swap Pics*

If you look closely, under the mess of crap you can see something that resembles an engine.





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Re: *V8 Swap Pics*

Mine falls into the somewhere under that mess of crap category also.

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Great pictures guys! Some of those engine bays look very clean indeed, some of the others aren't quite so tidy!
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Here's one of the not so tidy installs. I can't complain, it's been a very reliable daily driver. Damn it's hard to beat a chevy!

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Hey griff, what is your top rad hose from?
Old 08-29-2009, 10:59 AM   #19
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Hey griff that looks clean!

one of mine
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Here's mine of today.





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Hey griff, what is your top rad hose from?
Just the stock 4.3 upper hose, trimmed to fit.
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Quote: Originally Posted by airedout
Which radiator did you use?
I could not tell you... It was in the truck when i got it and it was not enough even with the mild setup that was in it.....
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I see alot of guys take out the AC, is that common?
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a/c and heat are for wimps
Old 08-31-2009, 08:08 PM   #25
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Quote: Originally Posted by bluejimmy
a/c and heat are for wimps
, I'm a wimp.
Old 08-31-2009, 08:15 PM   #26
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yeah, I am too lol, I have a Mojave heater going in (only cause I need defrost)

I know a lot of the guys can't even keep their V8's cool, even without air conditioning. Plus once you move your radiator forward there isn't much room for a condensor.
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It isn't in there in this pic yet, but I managed to get the condensor in front of the radiator and above the intercooler, so the condensor will go if your extra wimpy and absolutely refuse to do away with the A/C. I even had to scrap the factory heat and air in favor of a Vintage Air behind dash unit to clear the turbo. I am also running the EDF and a 19 x 31 dual core radiator, so over heating hasn't been an issue for me, even while towing 12K+ loads in the summer.

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ill play....




355 lt1.. a little over 350 horse to the rear wheels. Its fun.
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Makes me want to do one now haha looks good guys
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Here's my 92 LT1 Vett engine swap. With full accessorys. I plan on dressing it up a little more.
I realy like the look of this engine in here. I will be chaning the wiring so less of it shows. The orgional ECM has been
removed and it now uses a Vett ECM instead.







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Old 09-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #31
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Quote: Originally Posted by bluejimmy
a/c and heat are for wimps
Haha I never use AC. I'm looking for any excuse to swap my 2.2 out for a 350. Its getting a new heart as soon as my engine or tranny takes a shit.
Are you still able to keep the heat if you get rid of the AC?
Old 09-04-2009, 05:55 PM   #32
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Griff







THANK YOU! love your truck!
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Quote: Originally Posted by bluejimmy
a/c and heat are for wimps
call me a wimp for liking my v8s10 that runs 13's and has ice cold AC
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Fuel injected swaps in fuel injected trucks look GREAT. I hate to see hacked carb swaps in fuel injected trucks. Looks too sweet when done right!!!!!
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OOPS!! Didn't realizeI had uploaded a duplicate picture.
Old 09-04-2009, 11:32 PM   #36
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heres mine as of a few months ago, might look the same in a week or so, but it wont be running like it used to, haha







over the winter whent he rear is being upgraded, i am putting the battery in the bed, moving the computer where the p/s resevoir is, moving the ps res. to the old battery location, ditching the stock overflow tank for a hotrod oneand ditching the wiper tank for good. This should cleant he bay up very well.
Old 09-07-2009, 12:33 PM   #37
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mine.


winter overhaul starting soon.
more chrome, more paint, more power, more... stuff. :suspect:
Old 09-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #38
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heres mine working on a wire tuck...
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When it was TBI



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it looks a bit better now, as the inners are all painted gloss black..


this is the truck its all in..

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Old 09-26-2009, 03:12 AM   #41
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:39 AM   #42
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This is the start of my TPI 383 Stroker with a 70mm turbo <a href="http://s954.photobucket.com/albums/a...=s10v8pic8.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/a.../s10v8pic8.jpg" border="0" alt="383 tpi stroker"></a>
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this is the start of my Turboed TPI 383 Stroker build I powdercoated all this stuff myself if you need anything do hit me up i can even do headers



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Quote: Originally Posted by KJF95S-10
If you look closely, under the mess of crap you can see something that resembles an engine.





it would be sick if you painted the intake manifold the same color as the aqua blue you have on the body.
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i have a first gen. will i be able to keep myheater when i make the swap for a 350? or am i going to be really cold this winter?
Old 09-28-2009, 06:00 PM   #46
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Yes. We just cut a notch in the heater case just enough so the pasenger side valve cover wont hit.
I have a 2nd gen that I could post a picture of to show you if need be.
With my swap I kept everything, AC, heater, Power Stearing, Antilock breaks etc, hidden rail gun.
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Griff














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Quote: Originally Posted by sosolos10
This is the start of my TPI 383 Stroker with a 70mm turbo <a href="http://s954.photobucket.com/albums/a...=s10v8pic8.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/a.../s10v8pic8.jpg" border="0" alt="383 tpi stroker"></a>
Your NV3500 is going to pay dearly for that. I would start thinking built t-56.
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Quote: Originally Posted by my99v6
it would be sick if you painted the intake manifold the same color as the aqua blue you have on the body.
It would be sick. I would but I kinda wanted to keep it looking factory under the hood.
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Griff
















thats CLEAN man i love it. what trany did you use ? and what size rad is that ?
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