V8 into stock S10?

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V8 into stock S10?

Post by econo racer » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:40 am

My S10 motor is shot,was 4.3. I have a good used 400 sbc,small 270-470 comp hydraulic,performer intake.cheap shorty headers. maybe 320 hp. The stock overdrive trans works good. Question is will it break soon? I wanted to bracket race trophy class now and then. It is a daily driver. What do I do about the fuel injection , I am going holley 600 cfm. and then I want to put in a regular hei dist. How do I make that work? I was hoping to use a block mounted pump. And to top it all off the stock fuel pump just went out. #-o Love to hear some advice. THANKS IF YOU CAN HELP :D

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by pdq67 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:21 pm

How is licensing worked out?

Here in MO we have a safety inspection with a smog equipment visual. So if a V-8 never was stock, what goes on??

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by econo racer » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:23 am

In Alabama we don;t have all that stuff here. I still believe in using converters unless its off road. Magnaflow makes some good converters in the flow dept.My S10 is about 30 yrs old. It may not have converters on it by now.

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by econo racer » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:02 am

Which wire coming from the firewall will plug into a new V8 HEI? Can I just take the guts out of the electric pump in tank and just run a line to the pump on side of block. Am I asking too many dumb questions? Sorry I love to learn #-o

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by lefty o » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:55 pm

no idea whats coming out of the firewall on one of them, but you need keyed 12 volts to the HEI.

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by rebelrouser » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:37 am

pdq67 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:21 pm
How is licensing worked out?

Here in MO we have a safety inspection with a smog equipment visual. So if a V-8 never was stock, what goes on??

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I live in Missouri as well. I can tell you what happened to one of my students who got stopped for speeding, and the Hwy patrolman was smart enough to know they never put a V-8 in a s-10, the truck was impounded. The V-8 swap is a violation of federal emission laws. If you drive one you must ask who enforces the law in your area or state? And how lucky are you about getting caught, if you are luck you may never get caught.

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Re: V8 into stock S10?

Post by tresi » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:48 pm

I lived in Missouri for 25 years, left there 2 years ago. Yep it's illegal. I always knew a shop that if it drove through the door under it's own power I could get it passed. I was only stopped once but I had 4 people wreck me and as long as it didn't have a blower sticking through the hood cops never inquired if it was stock or not. SW Missouri is a different country than KC or Saint Louis. But to the original poster the stock transmission and rear end will hold a stock 350 for awhile but don't expect it to last. Start hopping up that V8 and stock drivetrain gets the 30foot or 30 second warranty.

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