The Syclone also uses a console mounted Corvette floor shifter with cable actuation, which makes the shifter hook-up easier. This required reshaping the transmission tunnel with a hammer, and it required massaging the firewall for the automatic transmission shifter on the steering column. As shown, this truck weighs over 3500 lbs and gained about 270 lbs from the conversion: 155 lbs on the front axle and 115 lbs on the rear axle. The 2 additional relays will have brackets to mount them next to the existing 4. This s10 has some rust but the body is decent for these squares bodies. The cruise control, remote oil filter, and the remote power steering reservoir take up even more space. Installing stiffer front shocks returned the ride to nearly stock.
Traction The S-10 and S-15 trucks, in particular, are noted for terrible wheelhop even with stock engines. The accumulator is from a 4. What the photo doesn't show, is how much work, skill and money was involved in completing this swap. The rubber support bushings that the radiator sits into must be trimmed to accommodate the thicker radiator and the plastic housing needs slight trimming. You will need to move some wires for the 6 current injectors and then add the 2 wires. Its function is similar to traction bars, but it does not noticeably affect the ride.
The 4 cyl trucks will require that a Low Pressure switch be added, the easiest way is to simply swap the 2. The non-power assist brakes took too much effort. There are many variations between these years as far as the computers and wiring goes, but nothing major. This truck has custom made headpipes, and universal replacement high-flow catalytic converters. This truck is a blast to drive. The engine is almost completely as it comes out of the 1985 Camaro, except for the exhaust manifolds, the routing of the wiring harness, the Corvette valve covers, and the routing of the A.
The manual steering was too heavy and too slow. Dual catalytic converters were a part of the 5. I have a 2000 S10 4wd 4. Also, its not a good idea to try mix-and-match parts between kits. The latest Vortech superchargers are nearly silent. Ford 9-inch axles narrowed to fit are popular, but you may be able to save some money narrowing your donor vehicle's axle.
The driveshafts remain stock and the evaporator cover remains stock. The information on the transmission modifications is very important because it makes the package work so well with proper shift points and firmness. When purchasing a kit, get one that relocates the engine back a few inches; the 350 is longer than a V-6 and, while it will physically fit behind the radiator, you'll have almost no room between them. Hypothetically, you could just use the donor axle with fender flares and wheels with massive offset -- but it looks weird, and all your friends will know you cheaped out on the axle. A new cap is included. It's titled as an s15 but they're the same thing.
Another obstacle with this installation is the clearance between the supercharger, the upper radiator hose, and the radiator. And he wanted a nearly naked lady to pose with the truck. He wanted to do too many things that would take time. These changes saved about 30 lbs. Accessory locations are different, the exhaust manifolds wont fit, the oil pan wont clear the crossmember, the wiring harness isnt as easily grafted into the truck, and the transmission requires a fabricated bracket. Let me know what you think in the comments! Either way, starting with an older truck has its advantages, as the older trucks arent as electronically sophisticated as later models.
Or use the offset oil filter adapter page 3-10 , and don't worry about the hoses. Notice the bored appearance of the dyno operator in the driver''s seat. Because of the lack of air-conditioning, and the attention to detail, the engine compartment looks very sanitary. You are looking at a lifted and v8 swapped 1988 Chevy. It took less than a week from the time he removed the V6 until the time he was driving it with the V8, but the owner is very talented, and very experienced with automotive work. We prefer stock parts because they are readily available and are of good, consistent quality.
Issues with swapping from a 2. Stiffer front springs are a must for handling, and weak front springs won't help your now traction-deficient truck hook any better. Four years later, with a quieter more restrictive exhaust, an engine-driven fan, and more weight heavier tires and wheels, hard tonneau cover, body mods, sound-deadening, rear bumper, etc , the truck only ran 98 mph in the quarter mile. In our custom harness there will be 2 extra relays mounted on the firewall next to the existing 4 that are there now. The engine swap was done when the truck had 152,000 miles. Imagine that—10 inches taller than stock, and it rolled over! It doesn't end there, either, because the donor vehicle can provide you with some chassis parts you might find useful; more on that in a moment. Like the T-Bucket, the sky is the limit with this configuration, and you can optimize it for almost anything.