the new guy
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: corpus christi
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picked up replacement engine and trans for the 92
my son and I ran out to get a replacement engine from an older fella Saturday. I thought he had said it was a 4.3, but its a 3.8. his el camino came stock with that smaller v6 and he said he finally swapped to a 350. this little engine looks like he took care of. the heads were recently redone (within that last two years) and the block is very clean with new freeze plugs. he said it s an excellent engine and ran great and if I had called him a few days earlier, I could have driven the car with the engine in it.
oh well, it should work to get my youngest son back and forth to school and visiting his grand parent's house up in the hill country.
we also went to pick and pull and got a trans from a 92 single cab pick up with a 4.3 in it. a very clean 700r4 and we almost also pulled one from a 92 astro van that was super clean too. that should hold us as we go through my son learning to do the trans/engine swap and then later a fuel injection install and then a v8 swap. we are going to do this in steps so he can see the differences in working on a carb's engine and performance versus a fuel injected engine, and finally versus a fuel injected v8.
he is super excited about it
the joys of living on the ocean. sun, ocean breezes, non-stop rust