My 84 with the stock 2.8 and the worn out Rochester was pretty close to that! Almost 24 seconds to 60. You had to be very careful how you pulled into traffic. It required a lot of planning! However, with the 3.4, 4bbl, the intake, electric fan and the 3.42 locker it only takes like a week now! Actually about 12 seconds now, which is a HUGE improvement, but if you are really looking for speed, I'd look elsewhere. Needless to say, I have a LOT of money in it now too.A month, give'r take.
Ha, you never rode in that slug either. It was freakin pathetic! I had an 85 Chevette with an automatic transmission that could outrun it easily.I find 20 + secs to 60 to be a wee bit rediculous personally. Old vw bug with 70hp does better than that
Ummm, you guys have obviously never ridden in a 82-85 S-10 with a carbureted 2.8. About 110hp at best with the factory carburetor and mine was SHOT. All this with a truck that probably weighs closer to 4000lbs with my toolbox. Considering truck gearing...it ain't gonna be fast! I swear by all that is holy it was every bit that slow.BS aside, a good running 2.8 should have no problem getting to 60 in under 10-12 seconds I'd imagine.
You'd find the 3.4 a very good alternative to the V8 swap. Just right on power to weight. Very happy with the swap so far. With the 4bbl and other mods, I am guessing about 195-200 hp. I am gonna dyno it soon and see.I agree, my mechanic called my engine lathargic and anemic.
God, what I would do for a V8 swap.
I would say my 0 to 60 time would beat my 60 to 80 time. My truck is horrid once it gets up there.