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I'm glad someone has asked. I'm going to drop a blown 400 s.b.c. in a 94 as soon as I find the right truck. I'm supposing that your 871 blower will take up more view space than anything else, but slammed, that oil pan is going to be tough. I'm going with the small Weind and try to keep most of it under the hood. My brother is the expert in getting a motor and all the clearances to work out.
We've done Nova's, Camaro's, and Chevelle's for the strip (bracket cars), but this is a first. Good luck!
I don't think you should have any problems. My friend got one in his first gen. Install looks the same as a regular V8 swap with the exception of the hood. Since the blower drive sticks out so far, he runs a wide radiator with a large electric fan on one side. He said the radiator was out of a chevelle or something. I use a radiator out of an iroc which is probably the widest you can go before you have to relocate the battery.
i dont see what would be different as far as mounting that monster goes. except the linkage working when you push the pedal might be a problem and there isnt going to be much hood left after you get done cutting but well worth it (i think)
My big concern was the space between the belt and radiator. I think there is enough room. Cooling was the second worry. I'm sure I'll have to use a psuher fan (or two). I guess I'll find out Tuesday. That's when I start.
Damn that is a sweet motor! You may have to relocate the radiator by cutting the top part of the frame and moving it forwar towards the bumber more...kinda where the air conditioning cooling coil would be at. Did that in my first S-10 with V-8 because I wanted to run fan off the water pump...not electric. Worked good.
You'll be fine - aside from hood clearance it's not that big of deal. You may have to move the radiator up a little depending on the blower, but I've got a 8-71 and didn't have to make drastic changes to the radiator or front end to clear the belt. The hood - well... that's a different story.