Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Mad Max is offline
Re: S10 3800 Swap
Sorry, I didn't show the turbo set up. The engine was formerly a suck through engine.
I have the 'suck through' turbo (useless). I took it off and it's in my barn up north. I am going to run this engine NA and see how it goes.
I have 5 intake manifolds with different carbs to try out. You see the Porsche carbs in the pics on an Inglese manifold, a Kenne Bell intake, an Edelbrock intake, a factory Rochester Quadrajet intake, and a TA performance intake. The engine has a 292 duration, 510 lift and 112 centerline cam, 10:1 compression (forged pistons) on custom built rods, custom ported GN heads with stainless valves and aftermarket springs, custom balanced crank and rotating assembly including a rare Fluidamper balancer, Cloyes chain set advanced 4*, complete MSD billet dizzy and ignition, plated headers etc etc. I spared no expense, and am hoping for 300 + HP from this pig. (dreaming)
I am running it in a '90 S10 and will be using an M21 Muncie 4 speed. They are heavier duty than the T5. I have a complete Centerforce clutch assembly ($$$) and am going to use a input shaft mounted hydraulic TO bearing.
If this thing doesn't break a 12 second 1320, I have another 383 waiting. I HATE to put a Chebby in it, but they are reliable enough to go that fast.
I was intending to put it in my '80 LUV, but things change.
1)'82 S10, 383, 700R4, Shorty
2) '85 S10, 3.4, 700R4 4x4 stretch cab (Redneck) 3) '90 S10 2.5, 5 speed shorty
4) '91 S10, Built 3.4, 5 speed shorty (Voodoo)
5) '92 S10, 2.5, 5 speed shorty, (Barbie)
6) '83 S10, 327, TH 350, shorty (13.00 best) Sold
7) '92 S10, 2.5 5 speed, Shorty
8) 1979 LUV, Buick 3.8 V6, TH 350 Shorty.