Before you try doing this yourself, you need to read and decide if you are equipped, capable and willing. If not, you’ll save time, sweat and heartache if you pay a competent rear end professional to handle it. On the other hand, doing it yourself is the only way to really learn how.
Ok Boys and Girls, I know a lot of you have questions on doing a swap out of your poor 4 bangers or mere 4.3s to run with the pride of having a V8. First Id like to Say, YES, it can be done. Here are some common engines that will fit.
This will show you how to make your own Cold Air Intake like mine. Now remember this was all done on my '92 4.3 TBI; your truck may have some minor changes if its not the same year or engine.
Heres the list of parts you'll need to complete this swap.
Time: approx 1-2 hours
What you need: 3/8ths ratchet, 5/8ths plug socket, 6in+ extension, 3/8ths wobble, plug gapper, plug grease, 4 plugs (I used stock 41-948 delco's), set of wires(additional: marker, jack, stands, screwdriver, knife)
ok, i finally got around to doing it. this is for 2wd only.
1. remove the lines.
2. remove the filter.
3. use a 10mm allen socket and unscrew the piece that the filter screws to, pic 1
4. use a torx to unscrew the 2 bolts, pic 1
If you have a bagged s-series, you know theres that pain in the ass triangle plate on the drivers side (both sides on newer blazers) with bolts hanging down that not only hold you up from laying frame but get caught on everything and end up getting completely destroyed. Well these bolts hold your transmission crossmember in the frame, so tearing them up isnt the best idea for the integrity of your truck.