Re: 2.5 liter to 2.8 v6 swap
I have too many S10s as you guys probably know by now.
I have a mad 327 SBC powered 83, the "Barbie" truck that has a 2.5 in it, the "Voodoo" truck which has a stout 3.4 V6 in it - just to mention a few.
Each one has a totally different personality, and each is a blast to drive.
I just drove the Barbie truck from New York to Baton Rouge and ran 70 - 75 MPH almost the whole way over 1400 miles. 22 MPG with one of my Harleys in the back (600 or so extra pounds). What a great rig.
Ok, what am I getting at?
I like each one for what it is.
The 2.5 Duke (5 speed) is a great slug. It has a certain sound and power. It moves the truck in a it's own way.
The 3.4 V6 (5 speed) is set up and also has a certain sound and power. It moves the truck pretty quickly if need be. A lot of fun.
The 327 truck is too crazy to drive as a daily. You get in it, light the fuse and hang on. If you are not careful, you end up wrapped around a pole or something. It can drift way to easy.
So, 2.5, 2.8 stock or not, they serve the purpose.
It sounds like Oevil
is happy with what he has... No V8 required.
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) '92 S10, 2.5 5 speed, Shorty
7) 1979 LUV, Buick 3.8 V6, TH 350 Shorty.